I had a crack too got nothing worth measuring (1 tiny doggie that was foul hooked)
Hey Ninj@ did you notice they hads been berleying the beach with animal fat? it was all left on the beach as the tide emptied out in the morning and then sat in the sun going rancid until the tide came back up. I reckon thats why the fishing was such crap.
Note to anyone running a fishing contest: don’t use fat as berley, buy some sacks of salmon feed from a stock food supplier or get the buggres to donate it!