Angling Club's venue event draws a crowd

Great catch: John King, Ash Stewart with their King George Whiting, Thomas Cullin and his Cuttlefish and John King with a 20Kg Samson Fish.
Great catch: John King, Ash Stewart with their King George Whiting, Thomas Cullin and his Cuttlefish and John King with a 20Kg Samson Fish.

Esperance Deep Sea Angling Club members enjoyed another great day of fishing weather-wise, unless you went a long way out where the rain was still falling.

Numbers increased again, with nine boats and 20 anglers participating, and everyone caught a feed.

The highlight of the day was the number of large King George Whiting caught, several of which would have won the Species at the Offshore Classic back in March if they were caught then.

Thomas Scullin also caught a 6.5 kilogram Cuttlefish, which was almost as big as him.

Champion Angler was again Tyson Tate, who had another great day, but not as good as last month when he broke the Club's Venue Points record.

Champion Junior was Thomas Tate, and the pair combined together to win the Champion Boat.

Deb Bale was the Champion Lady.

It was great to see both Glenn and Deb back on the water.

The heaviest fish weighed in was a 20 kilogram Samson Fish caught by John King.

There were several species winners, including Mark Scullin with the Heaviest Queen Snapper, Harlequin and Wrasse, Tyson Tate with the Heaviest Squid & Flathead and Rob Tate with the Heaviest Snook and Sweep.

The other Species Winners were Deb Bale with the Heaviest Breaksea Cod, Ricky Grant with the Heaviest Swallowtail, Ash Newton with the Heaviest Herring, Glenn Bale with the Heaviest Leatherjacket, Mark Haberecht with the Heaviest Red Snapper, John King with the heaviest Samson Fish and Trevor King with the Heaviest Sand Whiting.

It was great to see a number of juniors participating again in this venue, with six anglers fishing and catching a number of quality fish.

The Tateys Fishing World 50 Point Jackpot Species, the Heaviest Pink Snapper, was not won and it has now jackpotted to $275 for the August venue for the Heaviest Shark.

The winners of the Money Wheel were Tyson Tate, Ricky Grant, Deb Bale and there will be a Jackpot of $40 for the Heaviest Skipjack at the September Venue.

The Southern Sports Tackle Mug of the Month Jackpot of $20 was won by Mark Scullin.

The next Fish & Chip Night will be held on Friday, September 6, and the next Venue will be held on Sunday, September 8.

The club will be having floor refurbishments done in September.

Following the recent AGM, Phil Doney has stepped down and Ben Strautins is now the new Club president.

Rob Rawlinson was also voted in as the new vice president.

A few members have also stepped into new roles, which is great to see moving forward.

Calm seas and tight lines.