What a busy and fruitful month October has been.
The month started with the National Fishing Day which attracted a larger than expected number of registrants, both adults and children alike. There were lots of prizes won, the attendees were taught basic fishing techniques, knot tying. There was casting competitions, jumping castles, food and even fairy floss. It was funded by the government and is to be become an annual event.
Next was the goblet weekend and the goblet fish was trout. An "away" weekend was organised in the wonderful Crackenback resort with many members attending. It was a weekend of contrasts, snowing heavily one minute and sunshine the next. Warm clothes were the go and trout were actually caught. It wasn't as easy to catch a trout as everyone hoped any member members were not successfully walking away with a trout score but the compensation was the camaraderie, food, drinks and exercise. For those who didn't travel to Crackenback, a fishing competition was also held in Tuross which had a handful of fish recorded and a much smaller number of people attending the Barbecue. Overall, the goblet fish (a trout) was caught and the goblet winner was Tim Kovacks who managed to edge out John Suthern with a centimetre longer fish than John's.
On another note - The NSW Minister for Lands and Water, Niall Blair MLC has recognised Tuross as a centre of excellence for trophy fish and the Department of Primary Industries has produced a colourful booklet promoting Tuross as a "hot spot" Sample copies of this booklet have arrive and shortly copies will be made freely available.
There is a new roster being developed for speakers and raffle ticket sellers for the Wednesday Night Fisho's raffle night. It will be out shortly.
Now for the big news, Tickets are on sale for the presentation night. It is going to be a fabulous night with a smart casual beach theme. Due to Country club regulations, no thongs or bare feet please. There is a multitude of prizes and fun to be had. It is an earlier start than normal at 5.30 on Nov 12. Here is the details as its entry by ticket only : Presentation2016
Early in 2017 the fishing club is in the planning stages for a weekend away in cabins on the fabulous Lake wallaga. Contact Jeanie Dixon or Max Castle showing your interest. It will be a club subsidised event.
Been a busy month alright !
To connect with other keen anglers in the region, join the Tuross Head Fishing Club's page on Facebook or visit www.turossheadfishingclub.org