Mitch Kronk is brother to Luke Kronk, who is holding a fishing competition to raise money for his brother.
Mitch Kronk is brother to Luke Kronk, who is holding a fishing competition to raise money for his brother. Contributed

Man who lost sister fights to save sick brother

NOVEMBER 2, 2013, was the happiest day of Toowoomba man Luke Kronk's life.

But tragedy struck a week later when Mr Kronk was supposed to leave on his honeymoon - his sister Alyce died after complications from a kidney transplant.

Now, his brother Mitchell shares the same situation as his sister and is on dialysis.

"I couldn't really do anything for my sister, but now I want to try and raise some money for Mitchell," Mr Kronk, 25, said.

So to help out his brother, Mr Kronk organised a fishing competition for next month in the hope of raising a few thousand dollars to go towards financial aid to his brother.

Alyce Kronk is the sister of Luke Kronk, who is holding a fishing competition in the name of his sister and his brother.
Alyce Kronk is the sister of Luke Kronk, who is holding a fishing competition in the name of his sister and his brother. Contributed

"Losing a sister and a brother is harsh and, as he loves fishing, I thought there is no better way to help than a family friendly fishing competition," he said.

Mr Kronk said he set out to raise about $2000 to $3000, but has surpassed his target and has raised almost $10,000 so far.

"People have been wonderful," he said.

"I thought I'd be lucky to get $2000. When you ask people to donate, they mostly just give you $5 or $10, but I've had anything from $100 to $1000 in donations at once."

The competition will be held at Gordon Park in Oakey on Saturday, March 21.

Fishing will not be limited to the park so entrants can fish wherever is legal.

He said the main target fish would be European carp, so all fish must be killed or brought back to the competition at end of day.

First, second and third prizes will be awarded as well as for people who catch the most carp and the biggest catch of yellowbelly, golden perch or Murray cod.

FISHING COMPETITION

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 9am to 3pm

WHERE: Gordon Park, Oakey

HOW MUCH: Adult $20, child $15, one adult and one child $30, family of four $50

More details can be found by searching for the "Save a life fishing comp" or by calling 0421728494.


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