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No rods, no lures? Oh well, no worries!

Mates Wayne Greenstreet and Tim O'Dea had their rods and $2500 worth of lures stolen from their boat before the Awoonga Dam barramundi fishing competition at the weekend. Photo Contributed
Mates Wayne Greenstreet and Tim O'Dea had their rods and $2500 worth of lures stolen from their boat before the Awoonga Dam barramundi fishing competition at the weekend. Photo Contributed Contributed

MATES Wayne Greenstreet and Tim O'Dea only visit Gladstone once a year for the barramundi fishing competition, but their trip was soured this year when they found their boat had been robbed.

The pair travelled from their homes in Brisbane to compete in the fishing competition held at Lake Awoonga, and arrived early enough Friday at their accommodation in Benaraby to go out for a fish around 5pm the same day.

They came back around midnight, went for a quick nap and woke up a few hours later keen to get back into the boat.

"We kept everything in the boat because we were only planning to have a quick nap before going back out," Tim said.

"Four of my rods were missing, and one of Wayne's. But all of Wayne's lures were stolen ... about $2500 worth."

All up about $5000 worth of fishing gear and equipment was stolen, including $400 from Tim's wallet and a mobile phone.

Most of the equipment was stored in lockers, although not locked, it would have taken a bit of effort to get the items out, Tim said.

"We went out looking for whoever stole our gear, around the site and down by the dam," he said.

"We were beyond angry by that stage. We called the police but there's not much they can do if there's no trace of the people who stole."

Despite the setback, the pair went for one last fish before heading home yesterday and even had a laugh about the whole ordeal.

"We tried not to let it ruin the trip," Tim said.

"You just have to laugh about these sorts of things."

Topics:  barramundi fishing gladstone outdoor-living



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