Members were blessed with another great day fishing weather wise last Sunday. However catches were small with the day falling on the worse day for fishing within the Solunar Tables. Numbers were good again with 8 boats and 20 Anglers participating and the highlight of the day was a capture of a Bluefin Tuna by Mark Haberecht which is certainly out of season but it made some great sashimi later in the evening.
Champion Angler is a fight between was Ricky Grant and Steven Howe and Ricky won the Champion Boat with Rob Tate from Tateys Fishing World. Champion Junior was Phoenix Fitzpatrick and Deb Bale was the Champion Lady.
The heaviest fish weighed in was a 24.44Kg Samson Fish caught by Steven Howe. There were several species winners being Jayden Desmond - Heaviest Breaksea Cod & Red Snapper, Trevor King - Heaviest Wrasse, Snook & Harlequin, Steven Howe - Heaviest Samson Fish & Sweep, John King - Heaviest Squid & Sand Whiting and Rob Tate - Heaviest Herring & Skipjack.
The other Species Winners were Ricky Grant - Heaviest Queen Snapper, John McCrea - Heaviest Leatherjacket and Phoenix Fitzpatrick - Heaviest Swallowtail.
The Tateys Fishing World 50 Point Jackpot Species being the Heaviest Shark was not won and it has jackpotted to $300 for the October venue for the Heaviest Pink Snapper. The winners of the Money Wheel were Rob Tate, John King, Ricky Grant and Jayden Desmond. The Southern Sports & Tackle Mug of the Month Jackpot of $20 was also won by Jayden Desmond.
The next Fish & Chip Night will be on Friday 11th October and the next Venue will be on Sunday 13th October. The new floor and lighting refurbishments will be completed by then and the Clubrooms should be looking great.
Calm seas and tight lines.