WHEN this group of mates heads to the Moulamein Fishing Competition next month, they will be missing a much-loved member.
Griffith man Stewart Davis loved fishing and getting together with his mates and Moulamein was his favourite spot.
But when Mr Davis tragically passed away last September from lymphoma, his love for the sport was not forgotten.
Instead, he will be remembered forever in the Stewart Davis Memorial Fresh Water Trophy.
Mr Davis' good friend Craig Breust has put in countless hours organising the event which will offer not only a $4000 cash prize but also an impressive mounted cod trophy, fresh from the taxidermist.
Each year for about a decade, a group of a dozen mates including Mr Breust and Mr Davis entered the annual fishing competition.
This year, they'll be fishing in Mr Davis' memory.
"I spoke to Stewart about the idea before he passed away and he said 'yeah, that'd be cool'," Mr Breust said.
"He was a good mate to all of us, he loved to fish and have a few beers."
Some proceeds from the event will be donated to the Lymphoma Foundation and Mr Breust has secured a number of generous prizes from local businesses which will be raffled off.
The Moulamein Fishing Competition will be held on March 9 and 10 with a number of prizes on offer across the various sections.
The Stewart Davis Memorial perpetual trophy will go to the person who catches the biggest native fish over the whole weekend.
Entry forms are available at Bidgee Marine.
Also in Mr Davis' memory, his wife Kate has organised Stewie's Green Team to participate in this year's Relay for Life fundraiser.