After months without significant rain, a torrential downpour fell on the family social day of the 36th Golden Lure fishing competition in Port Macquarie.
Junior anglers braved the weather to fish off the banks of the Hastings River on January 15.
Official weigh master Col Trenaman said junior anglers would be looking for an excellent river fish to weigh.
"We've had bream, whiting and some nice trevally come through," he said.
"It's changed a little bit over the years but you would expect to see some good bream or flathead.
"It's all in the river and off the wharf so people will be out fishing at Lady Nelson wharf or out at Settlement Point. This is one of the more popular events for kids in town from ages six to 14."
Port Macquarie Game Fishing Club president Janeck Kaczorowski said the overall competition was progressing well after ladies day was held on January 14.
"The blue marlin have been almost non-existant but we have had a really good run of yellow-fin tuna, which is good," he said.
"It's been tough fishing but it looks as though the black marlin are appearing in shore. They are quite big which is sorting out a few anglers.
"There has been a number of anglers hooked up on three or four hour fish."
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