GUNNEDAH'S annual sinker to shotgun event has drawn competitors from as far away as Inverell and Tamworth.
In its tenth year, the two-day fishing and shooting competition drew in 60 competitors across 20 teams.
Gunnedah Sporting Clays president Scott Kelly said he was pleased with the turnout given the region's current drought conditions.
"Even though it is pretty dry at the moment there was some pretty good fish caught," Kelly said.
"Given competitors were coming from everywhere, they were allowed to fish anywhere, so we saw some at Copeton Dam, Lake Keepit and in the Namoi."
The two aspects of competition worked into one another over the weekend with each fish caught affecting the shooting competition.
"Each fish that was caught was measured and for every 10 centimetres the team was given a one clay head start on Sunday," Kelly said.
"There was a 100 clay maximum per team but catching as many fish as possible is obviously an advantage."
The fierce competition was eventually taken out by Tamworth trio, Nick Taggert, Andrew McKnight and Brad Thorton.
"Those boys did very well but most importantly enjoyed themselves," Kelly said.
"This event while competitive, is a great chance for people to catch up with those they haven't seen for a while.
"I know for many of the entrants it's also a good way to enjoy two different sports at the same time.
"That's how the event started and is what we are still doing 10 years later."