Picker reels in a winner

WHAT A CATCH: Two-year-old Oliver and his dad James Picker reeledin the winning 60cm rainbow trout on Sunday. Photo: Supplied.

YOUNG Oliver Picker hooked a 60cm rainbow trout to win the Trout Classic fishing competition at Pejar Dam on Sunday.

The two-and-a half year old, however, did have some help from dad James Picker when they reeled in the first place winner early on Sunday afternoon.

But that doesn’t stop Oliver from proudly displaying his trophy at home.

“He realises he did something special, but he probably doesn’t realise how special it really is, probably not until he gets older,” his father James said.

“But he’s been carrying the trophy around since he got home. He’s proud of himself.”

The father and son were part of up to 60 competitors who took to the Pejar Dam waters, hoping to land the winning trout in the catch and release competition.

Competition organiser Joshua Lambert said numbers were down this year, as were the fish landed by competitors, but all round it was a perfect day on the water.

“Weather wise it was gorgeous,” he said.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better day. There were a lot of early starters in the morning.”

The Pickers took home a $500 fishing trip and a free rod and reel for Oliver.

$500 was also donated to the Lackanookie Bay Fishing Club, who had stocked the dam with rainbow trout.

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