A 40 kilometre wind, choppy seas and threatening rain did not stop quite a few of our super keen members from having a go in the November competition with quite a few surprises at the weigh in.
Two of our junior members, eight-year-old Thomas Nelson and his five-year-old brother Lucas both caught some nice luderick, with Thomas bagging a 0.335kg beat the board one.
Mark “Johnno” Johnson and Albert Dos Santos had a rest from the rock and beach and did a bit of offshore fishing in their tinny with great results. Included in Alberts catch were some huge snapper with one weighing over 3kg and a beat the board 0.730kg silver drummer.
Johonno had a similar catch including a beat the board 6.400kg Groper, but possibly lost the catch of the day when something straightened a hook out - we like to think it was a 20lb snapper.
Johnno also fished the rocks for an excellent bag of drummer.
Julian Sharrad had a great day fishing the lake for a great catch of lovely bream and a few nice dusky flathead.
He tells me the bream are back on at that infamous lake.
The rough weather did not stop club president Warren Craft, son Andrew and friend Debbie Dow going offshore for a great mixed bag of snapper and flathead.
Tim O’Brien and deckie Don Crotty took their boat south for a nice mixed bag of snapper and flathead but left it a bit late to get back before the predicted big winds hit, which nearly blew their boat over.
Results: Ladies - Debbie Dow, heaviest catch - Mark Johnston 20.480kg, Tutty award - Albert Do Santos 3.000kg plus snapper, secret weight - Mark Johnston.
Thanks as usual to our sponsors Mollymook Bowling Club and Early Bait and Tackle, which look after us every month, and thanks to the members for donating their excess fish for our monster fish raffle.
ROUND five of the saltwater competition was held last weekend, November 8 and 9, with windy conditions prevailing for both days of the competition. Even so, a good turn-out of members fished with some nice catches being recorded.
Annette – two flathead and one gurnard weighing 0.800kgs.
John – 17 flathead, one morwong, one nannygai and one snapper weighing 6.4kgs.
Paul – 20 flathead, one morwong, one red rock cod and one snapper weighing 8.6kgs.
Steve C – four bream weighing 2.275kgs.
Bruce – three flathead, four morwong, five pigfish and two snapper weighing 6kgs.
Shann – two bream and 10 whiting weighing 3.2kgs.
Dick – two salmon and eight trevally weighing 4.2kgs.
Steve P – 11 flathead, one leatherjacket, one nannygai, three snapper and five bream weighing 3.4kgs.
Fred – 10 flathead weighing 4.2kgs.
Tim – 19 flathead, one jackass, two leatherjacket, three morwong, two nannygai and four snapper weighing 13.8kgs.
Brad – two bream, 10 flathead, two nannygai, five salmon and three trevally weighing 7.2kgs.
Samantha – 10 whiting weighing 2.4kgs.
Ken – two flathead and three trevally weighing 1.2kgs.
Beat the board winners were Paul (red rock cod weighing .959kgs), Brad (nannygai weighing .408kgs) and Steve C (bream weighing .941kgs).
The mystery fish offshore was won by Fred, with a flathead weighing .943kgs; rock and beach was won by Dick with a salmon weighing .784kgs and estuary by Steve C, with a bream weighing .941kgs.
The fish of the month is a Groper.
Friday-Sunday, November 21 to 23 – Freshwater competition, round two, Rainbow Pines, Lake Eucumbene.
Saturday, December 6am to 12pm, Christmas party, Holiday Haven Caravan Park, Burrill Lake.
Saturday, December 13 – committee meeting after the weigh in.
Saturday to Sunday, December 13 to 14 – saltwater competition, round six, 3pm weigh in.