Again only four boats ventured out last Sunday with the prediction of unkind conditions. This meant that everyone stayed close to shore however all but three species were caught.
We had some visitors from Recfishwest who join the anglers and they caught a good feed of fish as well.
They were in Esperance obtaining volunteers for the artificial reef filming which will give a dated history of the growth of the reef as well as a record of what species are frequenting it.
If you wish to help, contact Murray at Southern Sports & Tackle.
The venue’s champion angler was Tyson Tate, champion lady was Jess Tate and Thomas Tate was champion junior again, but only by 2.5 points from Kaylem Tate.
The champion boat was Tyson Tate as well.
The heaviest fish weighed in was a 6.35 kilogram queen snapper caught by Tyson Tate.
With the small amount of anglers there was multiple species winners.
These were: Tyson Tate – heaviest queen snapper, herring, red snapper, sand whiting, wrasse and squid; and Trevor King with the heaviest harlequin, skipjack and snook.
The other species winners were: Jake O’Shea - heaviest sweep; Ray Close – heaviest breaksea cod; and Mark Scullin – heaviest swallowtail.
The Tatey’s Fishing World 50-point jackpot species being the heaviest groper was not won and it has jackpotted to $125 next venue for the heaviest salmon.
The winners of the money wheel were Mark Scullin and Trevor King and there are two jackpots for the September venue.
Firstly there is a $60 jackpot for the heaviest samson fish and secondly there is a $40 jackpot for the heaviest flathead.
The Southern Sports & Tackle mug of the month was won by Tyson Tate for his heaviest squid.
The next fish and chip night will be on Friday, September 7 and the next venue will be on Sunday, September 9.
Members, also remember the next social fishing trip is planned for the weekend of September 14– 16 at the Duke.
Calm seas and great fishing.