Winter has finally caught up with us and many of our members have put their boats away and the lucky ones have headed north looking for warmer weather.


To the die heart members still heading out, catches of snapper, Flathead and Gummies have been the fish available. Mako, Thrasher and even the odd school of Blue Fin Tuna are surfacing anywhere from Port Philip Heads to Cape Patton to the West.

Maritime Safety Victoria have removed the yellow F.A.D.S from the artificial reefs while the migration of whales pass through our waters. The FADS will be re-installed again in November.

Thank you all who supported our Friday night BBQís, Christmas Party and Presentation night.
The Friday night once a month Pizza night has also been well supported. Any members who would like to share their culinary skills to expand our Friday nights past pizza would be certainly appreciated.

The Torquay Angling Club continues to support and make available the Club rooms for Non for
Profit Organizations, including Menís Shed, Lionís Club, Marine Safety, Water Police, Fisheries and more. We had the pleasure of supporting a Saturday Volunteer Appreciation night for Ocean Mindís, a volunteer group who give up their time to mentor young people aged 8-18 years who experience or at risk of developing Mental Health issues, disabilities or Social Isolation. Rachel and the volunteers introduce these children to surfing, increasing Beach Safety knowledge and confidence in different environments. Currently they hire wetsuits and G. Boards for these kids. Any members who would like to donate a Childs wetsuit can drop them into the club and we will pass them onto Rachael and her team at Ocean Mindís.† More information on this group can be found on www.oceanmind.org.au

In August, Geelong Amateur Running Club will utilize the Club House after a beach run for a social gathering. Tony Alsop a TAC Member will host this along with Committee staff.

Members, please check all Safety equipment and Licenses.

See you at the club.

Cheers,

Trev.