Forbes Fish Biting: On the back of host- ing the world premiere of fishing film ‘Total Native II’ Forbes residents and visitors alike are reeling in impressive catches. Last Wednesday, 10-year-old Tyrone Howell was thrilled to catch an absolute whopper of a fish measuring at 98cm in length. A personal best for Tyrone. Ruth and Patrick Furlong enjoyed fishing the Lachlan River on their recent trip to Forbes. Ruth caught her first fish ever and both caught Murray Cod. It is fantastic to see a continued passion for the sport in and around Forbes that involves people of all ages.
Holiday Recap: School resumed this week after a seemingly never-ending holiday period. There was, however, never a shortage of events and activities hosted by Council and various community groups. From the inflatable obstacle course at Lions Park, Elvis Festival breakfast, candle making workshops, markets, a twilight cinema and much more residents and visitors were always sure to find something to do in Forbes.
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Behind the Prize: Former Red Bend Catholic College Student and Indigenous man Patrick Ikaringanyi Ferguson is the creative and cultural genius behind the Adelaide Open 2020 trophies. Patrick’s famous woodcarving created trophies for the women’s singles and doubles trophies as well as the men’s singles and double’s trophies.
The Coolamon for the women’s singles went to Australian Ashleigh Barty and doubles were presented to America’s, Nicole Melichar and China’s Xu Yifan. The Men’s singles trophy, a Rainbow Serpent, went to Andrey Rublev of Russia and Shield for the Men’s doubles were presented to Frabrice Martin of France and Máximo González of Argentina.
Patrick stated that creating these pieces for the winners of the Adelaide Open was like gifting the winners “a part of me, a part of Australia.”