WORTH IT: Mason Light broke his fishing rod reeling in a massive 61cm carp at the Mitchell Fishing Competition on the weekend.
WORTH IT: Mason Light broke his fishing rod reeling in a massive 61cm carp at the Mitchell Fishing Competition on the weekend. Tom Gillespie

Believe it – a carp did this to a Mitchell kid's rod!

HE MIGHT stand at only 108cm tall, but there's nothing lightweight about Mason Light.

The four-year-old with a heart of gold took home the prize for the biggest carp caught at the Mitchell Fishing Competition on the weekend, catching a carp measuring a whopping 61cm.

Young Mason said while the carp broke his rod while he was reeling it in, he didn't give up on catching a well-earned prize.

"It broke my rod - I was working hard," he said.

When asked what he thought about fishing, Mason had only thing to say.

"I love it," he said.

"I like flicking the lures - it's my favourite."

His father David said fishing was a good form of father-and-son bonding.

"We do it when we can - he loves it," Mr Light said.

Mitchell Fishing Competition president Chris Ferguson said the nomination numbers had skyrocketed since last year.

"This is what we love seeing - people having a good time," he said.

For more photos and results from the Mitchell Fishing Competition, see Friday's Western Star.


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