Fishing alert for Sat 7 Oct A trough off the NSW coast is bringing a fresh to strong southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast over Friday night. The BOM is warning of hazardous fishing and boating conditions for Saturday with seas from the Hunter south to Eden of 3 m and swell of about 2.5. Be careful to check forecasts and local conditions before you head out. Check local forecasts on the BOM website athttp://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/map.shtml Always tell someone where you are going and when you plan on coming back. If the rock platform is wet ask yourself 'why is it wet?' then watch the ocean for waves and swells for at least 20 minutes. Always fish with a friend, wear proper rockfishing footwear, light warm high visibilty clothing, and wear a life jacket in case you get washed in. Stay safe, always watch the local conditions before fishing and never turn your back on the ocean.
GONE FISHING DAY
1st October 2017
The Tuross Head Fishing Club was granted permission from NSW Fisheries to be the FIRST Club to hold its "Gone Fishing Day" on Sunday 1st October 2017, rather than later in the Month, this was to line up with School Holidays, when there are many Tourists in Tuross Head. The purpose of this Event is to encourage those in the community to "give fishing a go", provide educational material and promote joint outside family activities. The event proved to be a success with people coming from far and wide, including the Schumacher Family from Norway. In total 187 men, women and children participated in this fun filled day, with the addition of Fishcare Volunteers, Fisheries, Maritime and The THFC Committee, there were over 200 people involved on the Day. This was a 100% increase on last years' attendance. The sun was shining and there were happy faces everywhere, especially when "Snappy" The Crab made an appearance. The educational "Touch Pool" was a favorite too, as children learned all about the various sea creatures (collected by Mike and Regina Byron) delighted as they picked up and prodded the various species in total fascination. The Touch Pool certainly won the day! The Fishing Pond, run by Steve (from Fisheries) and the Knot Tying Post were also popular. The children and parents alike had an absolutely wonderful time and their faces lit up as they came forward to collect their prizes of high quality fishing rods, hats and other fishing regalia., including free Event Bags from NSW Fisheries and Coca Cola. Fishing Club Catering "Snappy" The Crab Touch Pool Infant Bouncing Castle Event & Raffle Prizes Raffle Prizes
Mayor, Liz Innes with the THFC Committee
There was plenty to keep the family busy all day, starting with a FISHING SESSION in the morning, then at 1pm a casting competition followed by a complimentary lunch (provided by the Tuross Head Fishing Club) with sounds of popcorn popping and the slurping of slushies, competing alongside the bopping sounds of the children's disco and the squeals of delight on the two bouncy castles. There were chips, lolly bags, soft drinks and ice-cream handed out to all participants and like everything else relating to the day, it was all totally free. The only cost to participants was the voluntary Raffle (run by THFC - Angela and Rhonda), which became very popular as many of the raffle prizes were similar to the competition prizes; having a value of over $200. There was also a meat tray (supplied by Tuross Head Butchers) much to the delight of the little boy who won it for his family. Plus a number of free Club Entries. Prizes went to: Jnrs - Charlotte Lawer, Billie-Rose Fitzgerald, Sam Pilloni, Jamie Nordsvan Adults - Jules Pilloni Largest Fish of the Day - Coby Muir Little Anglers Sub Jnr Winners; Charlotte, Billie -Rose, Sam, Jamie Youngest Winner Adult Winner - Jules Pilloni Coby Muir Won Jnr & Largest Fish (50cm Flathead) It was pleasing to see the Mayor (Liz Innes) attend the Event later in the day. With Daylight Saving, it proved a long day for some of the little ones, but most people stayed the whole day, with the majority leaving around 4pm, leaving the stragglers to enjoy the dance floor all to themselves. Many participants approached Fishing Club Members, shaking their hands before they left, thanking them for such a fantastic day and thanking all the sponsors who helped make this a very special event. This "Gone Fishing Day" was made possible by the Grant received from the NSW Fishing Trust. The Fishing Club too would like to thank the Fishcare Volunteers and all of the sponsors who helped us to make this Event extra special and without whom, this auspicious day would not have been possible. Including Fairfax Media, The Beagle, and Eurobodalla Council for their coverage of the Event, plus all the Schools and Organisations who advertised the Event in their Newsletters. THFC President with Fishcare Volunteers Junior Anglers with their Coca Cola Event Bags Free NSW FIsheries Events Bag for all A thanks to all our Sponsors for donating the following:Girls enjoying Kids Disco
NSW Fisheries ("Gone Fishing Day" Grant). Brewing Camping & Fishing (Rods, Lures). R&R Hardware (Torches). Tuross Butchery (Meat Tray Raffle). Sails Takeaway (Ice Cream). Tuross Service Station (Fishing Shirt). Tuross Boat Shed (Rods, Lures, Pro Lures, Jig Heads,Atomic Hats). Boat Hire). Diawa (Rods). Frogleys (Hats, Lures, Pro Lure, Jig Heads). Tweed Bait (Bait). Hooked Online (Fishing Line, Jig Head). Tuross Head Country Club (Jumping Castle). Mount Franklin (Bottled Water). Coca Cola (Event Bags, Yo-yo's). Bluey (Fish Care Trailer). RMS/Waterways (RMS/Waterways information trailer). Tuross Head Fishing Club also contributed (Rods, Infant Bouncing Castle, Kids Disco, Lunch, Soft Drinks, Pop Corn, Slushies, Chips, Lolly Bags).
Fishing alert for Sun 1 - Mon 2 Oct A cold front over the southern Tasman and a ridge over southeast Australia are directing southerly winds over New South Wales waters. Winds will generally shift north to northeasterly by Monday. The next front is likely to bring a southerly change to the coast on Wednesday or Thursday. The BOM is warning of hazardous fishing and boating conditions for Sunday 1 and Monday 2 Oct for the coast between Coffs and the Illawarra. Seas will be just 1 to 1.5 metres but the swell will be up to 4 metres on those coasts on Sunday, slightly less on Monday.
"Snappy" will also make an appearance this Sunday's FREE "GONE FISHING DAY" details below.
FREE NSW COMMUNITY FISHING DAY AT TUROSS HEAD
Run by Tuross Head Country Club Fishing ClubSunday - 1st October 2017 Estuary and Beach Fishing - No Fishing Licence required for Adults ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Adults & Children –Sign on: From 8am at the Tuross Boatshed Trafalgar Road. Catch details & Presentations: 1pm Tuross Head Country Club Monash Avenue. Free: BBQ Lunch, Jumping Castle, Face Painting, Casting Comp, Disco, Barefoot Bowls, Raffle Prizes, Knot Tying, Touch Tanks, “Snappy” the Crab is expected to visit! Register Now! – Ring 0455304072 (first 40 children to register receive a Goodies Bag) or email email@example.com - to reserve your spot. Come along to this Community Day: - Sign on for educational/advice at Boat Shed – have a go at catching a fish in the morning. Then 1pm at the Country Club for the balance of the day - free Lunch, education, entertainment, disco, jumping castle and more!! Funding for this event has been due to a grant from the Recreational Fishing Trust. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Here is a new DPI Fisheries sign that will begin to appear at strategic point along the NSW coastlineThis sign will shortly be appearing along our coastline. It is in PDF format and you may have to click on it to open it. Final GNS sign
An interesting number of articles from the Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW that should be of interest to all of us.Click on this link and it should take you to the articles in your web browser. View it in your browser
This is a day for anyone wishing to learn about fishing. Young, Old, in-firmed or healthy - its free also.
Gone Fishing NSW Day
Mark the date for the 3rd Gone Fishing Day on 15 October 2017
Tuross Head Country Club Fishing Club has again agreed to participate in this event with experienced fisher people being available to help, advise and teach people wishing to learn how to fish. More specific details later.
NSW Gone Fishing Day is on again! And NSW DPI will be running a host of events to celebrate our love of fishing and encourage everyone to get out on the water. It doesn't matter if you haven't fished before or if you're the keenest of anglers, Gone Fishing Day is for everyone!Free NSW DPI community fishing events for everyone will be run in six locations again across NSW on 15 October so mark the date now in your calendar. Locations for the events will be announced soon. Free fun filled fishing activities at each location will include: How-to fish workshops, casting comps, goodie bags with bonus lures, expert fishing tips classes, touch tanks, loads of kids' activities and activity marquees are just a few of the exciting events on offer! Snappy, our crab mascot, will also be making an appearance and handing out lots of cool prizes.
Fishing clubs – get involved now. Once again, fishing clubs are being encouraged to run their own Gone Fishing Day community fishing events in your local area on 15 October 2017.
- Improved catch and release fishing techniques.
- The science of circle hooks and how to use them for most species.
- NSW DPI Game Fish Tagging Program and releasing pelagic species.
- How to maximise your catch using new and old techniques from estuary to inshore by Anthony Stockman of Compleat Angler Batemans Bay
- Barotrauma research and how to release fish caught from depth.
May Goblet will be held over Friday 12th (after 5.00pm) until shortly before 1300 hours (1pm) on Sunday 14th. The measure-in will be held downstairs at the Tuross Head Country Club at 1:00 pm on Sunday 14th May. Your target species is Snapper. The measure-in will be followed by a BBQ lunch and Raffles. The BBQ is free for fishing club members and a very low amount is charged for non member visitors for the BBQ lunch. So. . . . Members and Visitors are most welcome.