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It was a match made in fishing heaven… well, kind of.
Team Mercury member Darren ‘Dizzy’ Borg has teamed up with V8 Supercar driver James Courtney to thrash the competition in a special celebrity fishing contest organised by Australian Fishing Championships (AFC).
Cricket legend Matthew Hayden, actor Blair McDonough and second V8 wheelman Stephen Johnson
also took part, paired up with pro’s from the other regular AFC teams.
The one-off, made-for-TV event took place on the Tweed River in New South Wales.
The target was Bream and the rules were simple.
The pro’s and celebrities had to catch their own fish, with each handing over their biggest five for weighing.
“The pro’s had no problems reaching their limit, but the celebrities had trouble getting anything into the boat,” said a smiling AFC Executive Producer, Steve Morgan.
“Dizzy played it smart and turned from fisherman to teacher, and he must have done a good job because James was the only celebrity to bring in five fish.
“I have to say Team Mercury pretty much smashed them. They were the only guys to catch their limit. I think the best of the rest only had seven or eight.”
The celebrity contest should go to air later this year as the first episode of the new AFC series, the rest of which will be filmed next month.