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Newsletter – September 2017 (Highest Score Fish – Draft)

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Tuross Head Fishing Club Newsletter September 2017   The Goblet Weekend "Measure In" was held on Sunday 17th September 2017 and was combined with a talk from Richard Hanly (from Maritime) regarding boating/safety/insurance advice.  It was an informative speech with lots of interaction from Members with numerous questions asked.  There was much positive feedback on how interesting and knowledgeable the speaker was and how it gave many Members food for thought.   Our thanks go out to Richard for his time and effort. September 2017 GOBLET WEEKEND (Highest point score, no Goblet Fish): The September Goblet weekend brought with it blustery weather with cold biting winds, which made for challenging fishing in all areas. Despite many anglers participating, fishing was difficult and slow with just 8 anglers (3 Ladies/5 Men) having caught a total of 41 fish .   September is mystery month, meaning any fish that is not normally a goblet fish could win with the highest points.  A good use for a variety of fish caught is Fish Chowder, which was JFK's favorite meal, The point scoring fish for the weekend was a Morwong with point score of 116.00 points and measuring 51.5 cm, which was caught by newcomer David Backhouse, RESULTS: Goblet:                 Bruce Kennedy          Sergeant Baker             44.00cm       90,0 points Mens: Outside:                David Backhouse       Morwong                     51.5 cm     116.0   points Lake & Estuary:     John Suthern             Tailor                            36.6 cm       70.0   points Rock & Beach       N/A Ladies: Outside:                 Vickie Ballard             Sergeant Baker            38.0 cm       75.00 points Lake and Estuary    Rachael Kennedy      Bream                           30.0 cm        50.0   points Rock & Beach         Rachael Kennedy      Salmon                         50.0 cm        80.0 points Junior:                     N/A         Congrats John Suthern                     Well done Vicki Ballard and Peter Dugan                                                                for your multiple catch on one cast                                                                                                                                                            ...

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Newsletter – August 2017

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TUROSS HEAD FISHING CLUB Newsletter August 2017             Our AGM was recently held, which began with a fantastic luncheon thanks to Tammy Paul and her helpers, who did such a great job.....well done.  A special thanks also to Peter Dugan for his awesome lamb on the spit, it just melted in the mouth and well done Mr President for shouting a beer/wine.   As a result of the AGM, the Committee has changed a little and now stands as follows: President:                                 John Suthern Vice President:                       Peter Dugan Secretary:                                 Bruce Kennedy Treasurer:                                Carol Kenney Competition Secretary:      Scott Paul Catering Officer:                    Tammy Paul Social Secretary:                    Jeanie Dixon Minutes Secretary:                Pam Alexander Publicity Officer:                   Angela D'Arcey THFC Wednesday Raffles Coordinator:                            Neil Alexander THFC Patron:                         David Greenhalgh Committee Members:          Max Castle                                                         Gavin Robinson LIFE MEMBERSHIP:     Congratulations to Max Castle for being awarded a "Life Member" of the Fishing Club.  This award is in recognition of all his hard work and dedication, not only to Our Fishing Club, but Max has worked tirelessly in the pursuit of safety , sustainable fishing  (preservation of fish species) plus many more issues relating to the enjoyment of fishing in Tuross and surrounding areas.  Once again Max, we would like to thank you for everything you have done and achieved over the years with us. *MEMBERSHIP is now overdue, so please renew at the Country Club ASAP.  There are many benefits associated with being a member, one of which is the great social life within the group; the trips away, the countless get togethers and the monthly Goblets weekends (followed by a free Luncheon for Members).  We have recently picked up some new members, so welcome to our Fishing Club in Tuross and hope you enjoy being a member as much as the rest of us. *Our Club has recently joined the recently formed Eurobodalla Recreational Fishing Group.This group is made up of fishing clubs within the Eurobodalla. This provides a greater voice on larger issues that may be of concern. Our representative is Vice President Peter Dugan. *Roads and Traffic Authority have a discussion paper out regarding the proposed new bridge at Bateman’s Bay. At the moment the proposal is that both boat ramps north and south of the existing bridge will go. We don’t know where and we don’t know what will be provided at this stage. Currently...

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March to June Newsletter

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  JULY NEWS LETTER FOR TUROSS HEAD FISHING MEMBERS Hi members, Another fishing year is coming to a close shortly and the fishing competition is close between members. Our Competition Secretary, Scott Paul, has really got a handle on the scoring program and has been spending a lot of time in that regard. Scott has also taken on the role of coordinating a tagging program for Flathead in the Tuross River. This is to assist with research and to understand the fish stock better. Unfortunately he has not received many tag card and we need to get a “giddy up” on this please. See Scott for details. Members should now be aware that Tuross Recreational Fishing Haven is now officially recognised as Trophy Flathead "hotspot". This is a more formalised volunteer program to promote the release of Flathead 70 cm and over. Some members have been doing this for years. The objective is to now encourage our visitors to Tuross to do the same thing. Signs are expected to be installed at boat ramps towards the end of this year. Small booklets are available. Please advise if you want one to promote this initiative to your friends or other clubs! An application has been made for a fishing grant to hold a Go Fishing Day again this year following the big response received last year. This will be our second year so we are on a learning curve.  There will be a number of new indicatives this year. We need your assistance to join up new members so your help would be appreciated. Last year the event was one week after school resumed – not convenient for us – I approach Fisheries and we are permitted to hold our event on 2nd October which will be school holidays!  Please make a note of this date and advise friends who are interested in attending and have been thinking about joining the fishing club. If you would like to assist or want further information please contact Scott or myself please. A  large screen monitor has been purchased to enable fishing point scores to be displayed in the Country Club.  Scott is onto this so have a yarn to him as this initiative sounds great! Our social secretary is looking for opportunities to go away for a weekend perhaps later this year. More info on this by the next committee. An updated brochure about our fishing club has been printed. We may be seeking volunteers to drop these in community letter boxes. Further advice to follow. Neil Alexander has developed a new roster for Wednesday Night. If you are interested in being included or at lease being a reserve please let Neil know. I understand 18th Nov has been suggested for Presentation Night. This will be confirmed by the new committee but I suggest you make a note of this date. Further info about this night will be provided. Eden Fishing Club is keen to visit us in November on our goblet weekend. We are waiting for their confirmation. They love coming to Tuross so please make them welcome as he have in the past! Alternative insurance arrangements are being considered by the committee. The objective is to make members more aware of the insurance issues. More issues being considered by committee....

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New artificial reef for Merimbula

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Here is an interesting article reprinted from the "Daily Telegraph" Mar 31, 2017. The article by Al McGlashan describes the science and practice of artificial reefs and how they attract fish of many species to areas that were previously devoid of fish. The article also gives hints on how to fish those reefs.   Artificial Reef Merimbula Daily Tele 31032017Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

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Fishing Christmas Party 2016

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Our Christmas party was a great success with over sixty people attending and happy participating in the fun and games. The party followed the Flathead Goblet measure-in  starting with lollies per table and a generous serve of prawns per table.  After a sumptuous spit roasted meal cooked by Scott Paul and assisted by John Shaw the fun and games started. Santa arrived complete with a Mrs Santa and two elves as attendants carrying a swag of presents for the children. Santa gave the presents to the children who were at the party                         The raffles were drawn and the prizes awarded with congratulations to those who chose the prizes.   Then it was chaos as the secret Santa gifts were chosen. Basically people brought a present, to the value of twenty dollars, wrapped and anonymous. Each secret Santa gifter was given a number and as their number was randomly drawn they could choose a wrapped gift. However there was a catch and each gifter had the option to not choose a wrapped gift but instead "steal" a gift that had already been chosen by someone else. Each gift could be stolen a total of three times before it was finally owned. This gift stealing caused great mirth, frustrations and pleasure until eventual permanent owners were established. The deserts followed the secret Santa gifting and were exceptionally generous in choices, amounts and quality. Then it was time to simply socialise and celebrate the occasion. Rumour has it that some were still celebrating as late as after midnight, however, the clubs publicity officer wouldn't know for sure as he and his wife were home and in bed by a much earlier hour. Many thanks much go to our catering officer Tammy Paul, to our social events officer Jeanie Dixon who did the face painting, organised the lollies and generally handled the social aspects. Thanks to those that prepared food and deserts in their own homes to bring and to those who help serve the meals and attend to the clean-up afterwards. In summary, how long is it to our nest Christmas party ??? This one was a ball.Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

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Exciting events for November, December and Beyond.

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The next few months are quite innovative for Tuross Head fishing club members. It begins with negotiations that have been completed with Fisheries and the announcement by Niall Blair MLC (Minister for Primary Industries) that along with St Georges Basin, Tuross Lake has been officially declared a Trophy Fishery for Flathead. Tuross Lake has long been noted for producing "monster" Flathead along its shallow banks. Recreational fishing is a favourite activity within NSW and a massive contributor to our economy. It is a $3.4 billion industry and generates 14,000 full time jobs across the state. In fact, it is third (behind Equine sports and Golfing) in recreational activities. Do note that this recognition comes with a change in bag limits for Flathead. For "flaties" 36 cm and over the bag limit is 10 per day. Only one flathead per day over 70 cm may be kept but fishers are encouraged to release all flathead over 70 cm  as they are breeding females. In accordance with the "Trophy" status Tuross Fishing Club is also approved for tagging of fish species. Tagging of fish provides valuable information on fish stock numbers, growth rates and sustainability. Competition Secretary, Scott Paul is managing the tagging and is seeking people interested in assisting as we need to start tagging now. - Contact Scott. December Monthly Competition. The goblet fish is flathead  and the competition runs over Dec 9-10-11 with the measure-in starting at 4.00pm. This will also be the fishing club Christmas party. So please come and take part. Santa will be attending and he would love to give gifts to your children. Please assist us by advising that your child or children are "in" and quietly slipping your chosen and previously independently purchased Santa gift to Santa to present to your child. For adults, we will again be running a "secret Santa" for attending members les pilules de viagra. For those wishing to be part of the secret Santa, please pre-purchase and wrap your gift. Gifts should be in the region of $10-$15 and of appropriate and useful quality. No rubbish gifts or chocolates please. It will be a lot of fun so do attend. Goblets for the First Quarter 2017 - January 13,14,15 is Whiting February 10,11, 12 is Garfish. Australia Day January 26, 2017, The fishing club committee is looking for ideas for a venue that has easier access , has playgrounds, toilets and perhaps BBQ facilities to attract more members to attend as Goat Island has seen attendees dwindling to almost nothing over the years. Ideas please !!!! To any committee member or Jeanie Dixon (Social Officer) or Mike Byron (Publicity Officer). Flathead and Bream Tournament, Entries are now being accepted for this fabulous event being held on the Canberra Long Weekend March 11 and 12. For the first time both Paypal and credit card options are available as well as the payment options previously available. Do please note a small surcharge will apply for Paypal and Credit card payments. Rosters for the monthly events as well as our Wednesday Night Raffles will soon be available for helpers and will be given as paper copies as well as being posted online. WALLAGA LAKE, a great club subsidised social event is being organised for the weekend after the FBT. March 17-20. Its four nights...

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Most Recent Changes to the 2016/17 Goblet Monthly Fishing Competition – August 2016

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Changes to the Fishing Club “Measure-In” Rules and Regulations   During the 2016 Annual General Meeting held August 14, 2016, a majority vote formally accepted that the Measure-In method be adopted as the procedure used by the Tuross Head Country Club sub club known as the “Tuross Head Fishing Club”.   Overview   In brief, the Measure-in uses the length of the fish measured on a standard measuring mat “Brag Mat” as issued by the NSW Department of Primary Industries. This is also the evidentiary mat type used in NSW courts for prosecution of fishing offences.  The fishing club will supply one “brag mat” to any member who has not previously been supplied with one. Extra measuring mats can be purchased via NSW DPI. A full set of rules and regulations is available of the club website here;   On the Tuross Head Fishing Club competition weekends competitors who wish to enter fish may do so by a number of means. They may present a fish to the competition secretary, on the competition Sunday, to be measured and given a score of points Eligible fish caught during completion hours may also be measured and recorded at the Tuross Head Shell Service Station or the Tuross Boatshed and Cafe.   Alternatively, for those that wish to catch and release they can photograph the fish on the measuring mat and present the photograph to the competition secretary during the Sunday Measure-in. Photographed may also be recorded at both the above mentioned service station and the boatshed.   At this point in time competition photos cannot be uploaded to be evaluated and scored.   Changes   Goblet A number of changes have been made to both the Goblet species, the dates of the goblet and some changes to the length and point scores of the various fish species. The changes to the goblet species was done to better reflect the availability of species at the time of the goblet competition.  The following is the new goblet competition. Trout is not the September Goblet fish. September 16/17/18 Goblet Fish of the Month – (NEW) HIGHEST POINT SCORING NON GOBLET FISH.  THESE ARE THE FISH THAT CAN BE ENTERED, Flounder, Flying Gurnard, King fish, Mullet, Leather jacket, Mulloway, Nannygai, Gummy Shark, Tuna Yellow/Blue fin, Trevally     October 30/1/2 Goblet Fish of the Month – Trout (opening of Trout Season)(Summer’s 4pm weigh-in time starts)   November 4/5/6 Goblet Fish of the Month – Blackfish   December 9/10/11 Goblet Fish of the Month – Flathead   January 13/14/15 Goblet Fish of the Month – Whiting   February 10/11/12 Goblet Fish of the Month – Garfish   March 17/18/19 Goblet Fish of the Month – Tailor   April 7/8/9 Goblet Fish of the Month – Drummer (back to 1pm weigh-ins)   May 12/13/14 Goblet Fish of the Month – Snapper   June 16/17/18 Goblet Fish of the Month – Bream   July 7/8/9Goblet Fish of the Month – Salmon   August 11/12/13 Goblet Fish of the Month – Morwong   Length and pointscore changes   Blackfish Max length  has been changed from 60cm to 50cm increasing the points per cm from 3.03 to 4.35   Flounder Max length  has been changed from 55cm to 50cm increasing the points per cm from 3.33 to 4.00   Kingfish Max length  has been changed...

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August Newsletter

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The August measure-in is over and that report has been previously published, with a much larger than normal attendance of members. That probably had a bit to do with the fact that the measure-in was closely followed by the Annual General Meeting. The AGM saw some changes to the committee with John Suthern becoming the Club President (read John's welcome letter below). The Vice-President is now Bruce Kennedy with Max Castle staying on as Secretary. Carol Kenny agreed to retain her position of Treasurer. Regina Byron remains as the minute secretary. Scott Paul was nominated for the position of Competition Secretary and he accepted that so he is now our new "ComSec". His wife Tammy Paul has accepted the position of Catering Manager which now gives the long serving and tireless Janine Campbell a chance to have a rest. The whole club thanks Janine for the years and work she has put into the club.   Mike Byron is now the Publicity Officer and the author of this newsletter. Mike can be reached at anytime on 0438 742 005 or by email on Jeannie Dixon accepted the position of social officer and she is now the person to talk to about the range of already planned and future social events, outings and away weekends. Peter Dugan is a new member to both the fishing club and the committee coming to us with a wealth of experience in fishing clubs and the administration of those clubs. David Rothwell was nominated to become a life member whilst David Greenhaugh remains on as the club patron. Amongst a number of matters arising from the AGM is the club member's vote ratifying the measure-in of competition fish caught. That is; that fish be measured by length rather than by weight. This can be done on the competition measure day or by a submitted photograph taken on a DPI measuring mat. Points will be scaled and awarded on the basis of that fish species length. Another adjustment is to move around the goblet fish so the various goblet fish will be more ready available to catch at as the seasons change . The September goblet fish will not be a specific nominated species but instead it will be the best scoring fish out of any of the twelve fish species that score points but are not on the the nominated species list.  In other words, Non Goblet species.  Thanks to Steve Starling for bringing to our notice that adjusting the goblet species to the season would result in better of that species by our members. A full list of fish species that will score points in a club competition is on the club website and once all the goblet dates are written in concrete (detailed planning of social and fishing events are not yet finalised due various venues and dates conflicting. However, it is an exciting year. Talking about exciting, the Crackenback weekend is filling fast and the vacancies are strictly limited to thirty people. This is a club subsidised weekend so it is very much first in best dressed ! Lastly, if you have a friend or acquaintance who likes fishing, encourage them to join our club.   President's Message Welcome to a new year of fishing competition. Firstly, I would like to...

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Tuross Head Fishing Club April Newsletter

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Flathead and Bream Tournament 2016 Our Flagship Flathead and Bream Tournament is over for another year it was held on 12 -13 March with 256 people competing, contestants came from ACT, Victoria and all over NSW.  It was an exciting and eventful weekend with some excellent catches and stories.  We had excellent feedback from the contestants with many of them promising to return next year.  It is great that some of the contestants have been entering from the first year the Tournament was held. While the Saturday started out a bit dull with a heavy sea mist hanging around until late morning, once it lifted the weather was fantastic for the rest of the weekend.  Some of the highlights were, largest flathead 94.6cm caught by Nick Hewlett and largest bream 36.8 caught by Matt Townsend.   These were both great sized fish even more interesting when you know both these contestants were fishing in the same boat, must have found a great fishing spot, bet they will be back in the same spot next year. The winner with the best bag was Ryan Hore with second and third prizes going to Mark Brown and Matt Green respectively.  The Native Water Craft Kayak was won by Patrick Southern from Royalla NSW.  Congratulations to all our winners.   Winners Place Number Name Length / cm 1 246 Nick Hewlett 94.6 2 186 Mathew Townsend 91.5 3 46 Jamie Bateman 84 Place Number Name Length/cm 1 243 Matt Cummins 36.8 2 126 Ryan Hore 34.8 3 130 Corey Grech 33.3 Name F/Head Fish 1 F/Head Fish 2 Bream Fish 1 Bream Fish 2 Largest F/head Largest Bream Bag Place   Ryan Hore 54.50 57.50 27.50 34.80 57.50 34.80 245.20 1 Mark Brown 53.50 52.50 30.50 28.50 53.50 30.50 222.55 2 Matt Green 53.00 62.00 25.00 26.50 62.00 26.50 206.50 3 For full list of results click here.  FINAL RESULTS 2016 One of the contestants was unlucky as he caught several good size flathead and bream but unfortunately left his glasses at home, when photographing his catches, he had his key tag the wrong way up so his key tag number wasn’t showing therefore his photos couldn’t be included in the competition.  We hope he has better luck next year.  Another contestant lost his expensive Mako sunglasses overboard but before you feel too sorry for him he won a new $300 pair of Mako glasses in one of the raffles, now that’s what I call luck. This wonderful event wouldn’t be possible without our many volunteers, while there were too many to name everyone in this newsletter we must thank Janine Campbell and her team for the great catering on Friday and Sunday evenings, Jeanie Dixon for driving the Bus to pick up and return contestants to their accommodation.    John Southern the Comp Secretary and Neil Alexander our President for the great organisation of the event, and Jo Starling who designed the shirts and organised the publicity for the Tournament.  To the many other volunteers who helped out at registration on the Friday night and over the weekend, thank you for your support and help it is much appreciated as the Tournament wouldn’t be the success it is without our wonderful volunteers. We would like to once again thank all our local sponsors and...

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February Newsletter 2016 The Fishing Club committee hope you all had a great Christmas and wish you Happy Fishing for 2016. Goblet Weekends December Goblet was won by John Suthern with 25.4cm Garfish congratulations John. Gavin Robinson took out the Men’s outside with a 48.2cm Mowong, Rod Federer Men’s inside with 59.5cm Salmon. We had 4 ladies, 12 men and 4 juniors compete, a total of 50 fish caught and measured in, including a winning good sized bream at 30.5cm caught by junior Mathilda Brennan. Great fishing Mathilda. Sunday afternoon the wind came up making it a little cool but it was the last Goblet for the year and didn’t stop our enthusiastic members enjoying the Christmas BBQ where Santa and his elves popped in to hand out presents to some very excited juniors thanks Santa. Catering Officer Janine Campbell provided an awesome meal with Lamb on the spit being enjoyed by 50 plus Fishing Club members. January had TTFC members out fishing for the first Goblet Fish of the New Year, 31 anglers took to our beautiful waters comprising of 10 ladies, 15 men and 6 juniors trying their luck at Whiting. Whilst Saturday was a little windy overall the fishing conditions were good an impressive 104 fish caught and recorded at the measure in BBQ. Paul Brown won the Goblet with a 43.2cm Whiting giving him an outstanding 100.43 points. Bruce Kennedy took out the Goblet Fish carried over from November due to no Leatherjackets being caught. Tamara Whitehead clean up winning both the Ladies Lake and Estuary and Rock and Beach awards with a huge 91cm Flathead and a 56.6cm Salmon. No Ladies outside entries were recorded.   Turkey awards are always hotly contested and lots of fun for our members, the last two months were no exception with some excellent stories doing the rounds. December’s Turkey award was won by Linda Saberton who at the 50’s themed Presentation night lost her petticoat on her way to collect a Fishing Award, but Linda definitely has style she hitched up the petticoat and just kept walking. January’s award was the won by our Competition Secretary John Suthern who installed a letterbox for a client back to front, now that would have confused the postie John, fortunately the cement hadn’t dried by the time the mistake was pointed out and John was able to correct it. This month’s Goblet is Blackfish and weekend 13 – 14 February.  Make sure you come along for the Valentine's Day BBQ enjoy the meal along with desserts.  The March goblet is Tailor on 19 – 20 March the measure in will be at the Boatshed, our last 4pm measure in for the summer, from April BBQ’s will be from 1pm. Valentine’s Day Don’t forget Sunday 14 February is Valentine’s Day, make sure you give your partner an amazing fishing present or at the very least take them fishing for the Goblet weekend. We all buy presents for Valentine’s Day but not many people know who St Valentine was or why he is remembered as the patron saint of love so here is a brief history of why we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Most historians agree that St Valentine was a Christian Priest who lived during the third century AD after the Roman Empire...

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