Kev Kroeger has a deep affection for the sports of kings.

He’s a part-owner of a racehorse, talks racing and punting a lot of the time with his mate Joe Venter and, well so rumour has it, even has the quaddie numbers for a windfall result tattooed on his body close to where the sun will never shine.

The big fella also has an affinity for fishing which waxes and wanes, but it will only ever come second to the track.

So, this brings us to the August fishing competition, when Kev – if he were to frame a market – would have himself as a rank outsider. History and form support that.

In his years fishing the Angling Section Competition, Kev has never won the monthly event. Been close a few times but generally throws his hands up before the weigh-in to question the purpose of his involvement.

Well, on Saturday, the outsider stormed home to claim victory, nudging out Chris Walkey by seven points.

Kev posted 93.04 points with herring, squid, sand whiting, flathead, tarwhine, king george and skippy.

Chris was second, and with John Bech missing the event because of his mother’s birthday celebrations, is in the box seat to take the overall crown this season.

Chris and Ray Wilson boated 16 king george, some modest skippy, herring, sandies, pike and a few huge squid. Tailor, the target fish, will carryover to the next comp, scheduled for September 2.

Now, the $64 question is whether Kev has the winning score tattooed alongside those quaddie numbers!


Number came up on Saturday…..