The Wallerawang Branch of the Central Acclimatisation Society (WCAS) entered a small team of three in the Council of Freshwater Anglers' annual interclub meeting, coming in second overall best club.
Wallerawang was up against teams from around the state, missing out to the Central Coast team whose eight members contributed to the win.
"There was a minor rule change this year which helped our WCAS team keep the largest fish trophy, with Murray Stewart landing a 62 centimetre cod," WCAS secretary Ray Tang said.
Tang took out fourth in the distance accuracy fly casting and managed a first place in the six hoop competition.
"Our team landed the only cod, carp and bass, all on fly, throughout the competition weekend, this gave our three person team enough points to come in second place for best overall team," he said.
Murray Stewart also won a prize in the DSLR photo category.
According to Tang, the point scoring this year was changed to reflect the more categories the team entered and won, the more points they received to go towards the Best Club Trophy.
"It was a relatively tough weekend with rain on Friday, high westerly winds on Saturday and southerly winds on Sunday, not many fish were landed over the whole weekend," he said.
"Only two rainbows, four red fin, two cod, three carp and one bass were landed."
Tang said it felt very fulfilling to have the WCAS win the largest fish three years in a row.
"Murray won it the year before with a large brown trout and I won it last year with a large rainbow, this year is the first time a fish other than a trout has taken out the trophy," he said.
"We are very happy and proud of the results our little team had achieved whilst representing our area."
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