Fishing Reports 2019

 

G'day crew
 

For the new fishing year 19/20 as we get to the end of April we finish the 1st period of the shark, whiting and flathead comps.

All three comps will have another 3 month period later in the year as per our calendar.

Here's the latest comp now running...

Combined Gummy & School Shark Comp: 2019
Saturday March 30th
 2019 to Sunday Sep 29th 2019 inclusive

Its been an average summer except lots of pinkies, way too many small or just size, but amongst them some 40 or 50cm.
The flathead weren't around in big numbers, but again if you found them there was some rippers to be had.  Paul Mitchell has caught a few great flatties during the 1st period of the comp.
Whiting, o dear, whiting, where are you.  Of course Trevor on almost day one of the comp signed in a 900grm slapper!
But us poor mortals have only caught one or two and not in the huge summer size we are used, but dont be disheartened as April last year was the best month of the 1st whiting period, lets hope the weather plays ball.

The good old gummy has been around all summer and still hits the dinner tables as a great by catch.
Sharks, well not many fish for sharks anymore, but still a few nice little mako and threshers have come in.

The bay has been reportedly going off for whiting and squid, huge numbers of both, with evenings fishing the best by far.
The old Barwon river had good numbers of large trevally flooding in over the warmer months, with high tides the go.
Also heard of some big fish being caught down stream but you have to be a very knowledge fisherman to get onto them.

Saturday night April 6th saw us present awards for the TAC 18/19 fishing year, we gave out 25 or so rod/reel combos' and a huge amount of trophies.  We had a dozen raffle giveaways and excellently catered food.  Thanks Michele Ryan, Steve & young lady helper!

Shayne Hope took home the chocolates, well done mate, senior club champ for 18/19. Bring the trophy back will ya :-)
Colt Loader won the junior championship, Banjo Hilton awarded the 1st junior John Ainsworth inspirational trophy, with too many other great winners to mention here.

It really was a great night, with special recognition for his years of amazing service at the club to Col McDougall or Mr Wobbles to his mates!  Onya wobbles thanks mate, and good luck over West in your new job, send us some pictures.

Feb/March finally saw some kingfish being caught off torquay, way out wide, but getable.  Lots of just size and also amongst them small school tuna.  Always keep an eye on the brag board to see what's about and when caught.

The barrels have arrived at Portland, big fish in good numbers. If your boats big enough get down there and have a crack!

Now here we go into the colder months, check your gear, boat and fishing, get the jackets out, beanies and so on.
Hope to see you on the water or at the club, and remember to sign in your fish for a chance to be in the mystery weight draw each comp.

Be safe and good fishing!

Hodg

 


 

 

2018/19 Presentation night winners 

 

 

Congratulations to the lucky winners at the recent 2018/19 presentation night

Senior Club Champion
**Shayne Hope**

Junior Club Champion
**Colt Loader**

First recipient of the Inaugural John Ainsworth Junior achievement award 
**Banjo Hilton**

Junior brag board winners

Snapper 3.37kg Banjo Hilton
Squid 840grm Xavier Lalic
Whiting 360grm Colt Loader 
Flathead 450grm Colt Loader 
Pike 970grm Jake Braun 
Leather Jacket 750grm Mason Hergstrom
Sweep 620grm Mason Hergstrom
Bream 1.055kg Zander Ouroumis 

Senior brag board winners

Snapper 7.995kg Darren "Dibby" Milliken
Flathead 3.065kg Jarrod Zorzalka
Whiting 800g Steve Burton
Kingfish 3.965kg Josh Cammarere
Trout 5.05kg Jordan Whithington
Salmonid 1.86kg Paul Rebbechi
Trevally 1.855kg Mike Estcourt
Couta 805g Shayne "Precious" Hope
Squid 1.34g Henny Popping
Salmon 1.07kg Paul Mitchell
Bream 1.47kg John "Boxy" Albrecht
Gummy shark 17.4kg Damien Spokes
School shark 13kg Mathew Fisher
Mako shark 13.4kg Andrew Fogg
Thresher shark 32.8kg Jode Reid
Tuna 18.6kg Col Shepherd