Team monitor boats in and out of water at HookUp

THE VMR Hook-Up code 80 team of Kerry Moore, Luke Streeter and Edwina Harding have been kept on their toes as they monitored which boats were in or out of the water.

It has been a thankless task for the trio who have effectively been doing the job Jim Purcell has been doing for the past 20 years.

"Jim and Greg Klease have run it for 20 years and the joke is that the three of us have replaced Jim," Harding said of the task.

Harding outlined the importance of having anglers informing them by logging in and out of the water.

"It's for safety, and one of the things that can often happen is that a lot of people who don't let us know get flat batteries and we lose communication with them," Harding said. The busiest time was yesterday morning and they had to be on their game because of the volume of people about to launch their boats.

"We started at 6.30am and by 9.50am there were about 60 people logged in, and most of those were in the first 30 minutes," Moore said.



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