June 27, 2024      1 Metre Barra Club

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Metrey Madness Recap – Dhipirri’s 2024 Run-Off

The BIG Dhipirri Barra came to play during the first half of 2024 – with 20 Metreys caught by 19 anglers during a cracking run-off.

We’ve had a lot of large Dhipirri Barra caught so far this season that didn’t quite reach the magical 100 figure, but of those that did, here is how it breaks down per guide at the halfway mark of the season.

The 2024 Dhipirri Metre Club Leaderboard – (As of June 27th – 20 in total)
104cm – Kurt Wilkinson and John Fuller (co-leaders for the Wilson $3,000 Prize)
102cm – Paul Lumtin, Steven Hill, Wade McCormack, Steven Gray.
101cm – Mary Golder, James Golder, Jacob Rodrigues, John Ducksbury, Jack Hughes.
100cm – Rory Gibson, Rod Duncombe, Roy Laidlaw, Steven Hill, Brian Nutt, Adam Crouch, Ralph Kaiko, Ross Gray, Michael Graham.

2024 Metreys By Guide
6 – Rob Robinson 604cm
Rory Gibson 100 (March), Rod Duncombe 100, Paul Lumtin 102, Roy Laidlaw 100 (all April), James Golder 101, Mary Golder 101 (both May).
5 – Greg Campbell 506cm
Brian Nutt 100, Steven Hill 102 & 100 (all April), John Fuller 104, Adam Crouch 100 (both May).
4 – Darren Nickolls 406cm
Jacob Rodrigues 101, Kurt Wilkinson 104 (both April), Ralph Kaiko 100, John Ducksbury 101 (both May)
4 – Sean Fiumara 403cm
Wade McCormack 102, Ross Gray 100, Michael Graham 100 (all April), Jack Hughes 101 (June)
1 – Andy Sutton 102cm
Steven Gray 102 (April)

Congratulations to the anglers and guides above for an amazing list of Big Dhipirri Barra and there’s still the best part of 6 months left to add to our 2024 collection – Full 2024 Metrey Gallery.

Five Metre Club Presentations in April were captured on Video – we posted a short version on our Instagram @Dhipirri and the full version on YouTube.

The Perks of joining Dhipirri’s Metre Club

In 2024 new member of Dhipirri’s Metre Club not only get the money can’t buy Metre Club Shirt but they also receive a Venom Rod from our great sponsors Wilson Fishing.

PLUS the client/s with the biggest Dhipirri Barra (in length – if tied, the prize will be split by the end of June 2024 and December 2024 with one or two prize periods at Darren’s discretion) will be looked after by Wilson Fishing again to the tune of a $3,000 in Wilson gear = HUGE!

Thanks again to our great sponsors at Wilson Fishing.

Congrats all!

Want to go after a Metrey of your own?

Call Kirstie or Sharon in our Darwin Office on 08 8983 3722 to discuss your options on dates with available boats on great tides in the second half of 2024.

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