What a great turnout for the presentation for our snapper competition. Several new faces and a few we haven't seen in a while. With the weather always changing in Victoria its sometimes hard to get out for a comp fish as the weekends seem to blow up and rain. The Snapper comp was held over 10 days which made it ideal for the working person, giving them more opportunity to get out. The first weekend the Snapper were fairly elusive but most that had the long weekend found a few.
Congratulations to Allan Dalton with his 7.2Kg fish. Allan took home the Lone Star anchor and bowsprit the Stormy jacket and King bait and burley pack, chocked full of great bait.
Second prize went to Brody Connelly with a 6kg fish, Brody took home a fantastic pair of Tonic sunglasses.
Our junior winner was Jack Huckett, well done Jack, he took home a Shimano reel, fishing book and cap.
And congratulations to Roz who won another great King bait and burley pack, she guessed the mystery weight.
Congratulations to the following club annual winners:
Biggest Whiting 887g William Comber
Biggest Gummy 18.38kg Steve Comber
Biggest Flatty 880g Darren Love
Biggest Snapper 8.9kg Kelly Hocking
Biggest Trevally 945g Murray Wannan
Biggest Squid 2.92kg Steve Comber
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019/2020 season.
There has been some fantastic catch's over the past week. Club member Gavin Kirchner and his father Fred, had a massive catch out front the Eastern Entrance and pulled a massive Seven Gill 40kg (ungutted) shark and some nice sized snapper.
Meanwhile Club President Murray Wannan and the clubs Fishing Co-ordinator Wayne Wright fished at Sunrise on Monday and found sine good sized Whiting close to home along the main arm on the drop offs, using mussel and fresh calamari for bait.
Club President Murray Wannan joined Paul Miles and his father Thursday morning and found a good patch with whiting on a hot bite they managed 48 before a seal joined them and stole their fish. Before they could reel them in, after the seal getting 6 they made a move and picked up the last 12 for their bag limit.
All the fish came from the banks west of Rhyll, mussel and squid for bait.
Was a fantastic turn out for the Annual Xmas break up and Keith Smith Whiting Challenge weigh-in. The weather couldn't have been better as members enjoyed the amazing seafood BBQ. A huge thanks to Gavin Kirchner for the great job cooking all the yummy food, and to the club President Murray Wannan for all his great fishing, providing the delicious seafood. Members enjoyed everything from prawns, whiting, gummy, sausages and beef patties. The kids had a ball finding clues in the kids treasure hunt. It was great to see members enjoying catching up having a few drinks. Well done to the Committee for all their hard work in the lead up to the day.
William Comber won the Keith Smith Whiting Challenge with a monster 880g whiting. The biggest in the five years the competition has been running. William was presented with a Shimano Rod & Reel set and his name will be engraved onto the Keith Smith Whiting Challenge shield. You have set a high standard for future years to beat William. Well Done!!!
Merry Christmas to all members, family, friends & sponsors. May you all have a safe Christmas and New Year. We hope to see you all out on the water. May the winds be kind...