Club Trips 2019
was no club fishing trip organised for
January, next meeting is in February.
Csortan gave me a call for a quick trip to the Coorong,
so we had a go and here is the result. One
reasonable jewie and a cracker salmon and a few small
Keith and I got down to the Coorong
recently to try for something a bit better than the
small mullies that have been prevalent near the Goolwa
Barrage, I got lucky and came up trumps with this one.
Only a bit over 80, still chasing the metre plus.
Joe got up to Weipa, and
caught this wonderful wolf herring, apparently one of the
biggest seen up there.
I had a few days between work
in UCDavis and presenting at a conference in Canada on
Monday, so had 2 days guided fishing in New Orleans. Caught
my first black drum, 35 lb weighed, and got a redfish of
21lb. Just missed landing a sheepshead for the NOLA grand
slam. Missed lots of other fish. Water a little
coloured so you need to spot fish super carefully. Warm and
humid here. Matt.
A couple of boats made it over to
the Yorke Peninsula area for a fine day chasing
mulloway. Weather was perfect, actually a bit too good
with not a breath of wind. Fog en-route slowed us down a
little, but conditions on the water were wonderful. The
water was a bit too clear, a surprise given recent rain and
wind and a reasonable tide. End result was no mulloway
landed but plenty sighted up to and over a metre. They
just were not interested and that could have been because of a
recent blood worm run, or just fishing pressure.
A trip to the club dam in late August, but no results heard of
A club trip
to Thomsons Beach had perfect weather, imperfect tides and
very few fish. Three members attended and all had fun
but were hoping for better results. Only a couple of
small fish caught. Again the tides were hard to pick,
with the turn to run in occurring about four hours later than
Back from Exmouth and in
Perth now. I had a reasonable trip with some challenging
days. No permit with Brett Wolf but did manage a Cobia and
Goldie. I could have caught as many queenies as I liked, but
focussed on permit (very shy) and GTs (3 shots) instead.
Learnt a bit about permit fishing from Brett - he’s very
good. Also caught giant herring, a few different trevallies,
queenies, a heap of wrasse, tuskies and a shark. others
caught: two permit from shore and quite a few GTs spotted
(1m fish landed) but no BBs- they all spat the hook or
reefed anglers. no billies.
Beach was the scene again, more info forthcoming.
We had our christmas
barbecue at Josef Csortans property, it was like being
in a Monet painting, being among beautiful gardens and
a large pond with trout, water lilies and plenty of
shade. The weather was perfect and we had about
twenty two along for the day. It was good to
catch up with an old friend in John Dyer as
well. Most members had a fish for Jo's elusive
trout but the only success went to Matt Denton, who I
think was also the most persistent of us. He
caught a beautiful 42cm fish. The salads and
desserts were amazing so thank you to those who
prepared them. Some of the kids got some archery
fun as well, and when I get more photos I will add
them in. Thanks to Mike and John and Josef who
put in a lot of preparation for this event.
If you are going fishing and want company, then
email all members and invite them to meet at your
destination for an impromptu club trip. The
Coorong is starting to fire so keep that in mind.