BOAT FISHING REPORT
The August boat fishing competition was held on Saturday 5th August 2017. Although the winds were favourable, there was a pretty big swell running which is reasonably common this time of the year. Of course, there is no problem with this as long as you are careful negotiating the run through the 3 mile, and make sure your anchor holds when fishing close to the inshore reefs. No problems for our guys and on this day we had 23 sign on in 10 boats, with 17 eventually weighing in.
The weigh in saw most of our common species, although the swell made it difficult to get Garfish. As in the previous competition, some Southern Garfish were caught, but according to Fisheries apparently stocks of these are at risk and there is a ban on taking them at present. The other common catch was Tarwhine, which seem to be more plentiful at the moment….or perhaps we are just fishing better for them.
It was good to see there were still a few Tuna around, with Josh Aravidis and Connor Dique getting a few around the 3kg mark. King George Whiting were also plentiful and of good size, with many competitors getting one for their bag. There were only a few Dhufish caught, with Francis McKeown’s 9.370kg version being the biggest. Similarly, very few of the other category 1 demersals were caught, with only a couple of Pink Snapper and a single Baldchin and Breaksea Cod weighed in. Joe Wettinger got his crew onto good Snook, which we haven’t seen for a while. Again, no Tailor, which seem to have gone into hiding lately.
Results wise, although they had the same number of species, Graham Weymouth managed to edge out Peter Osborne in the Veterans Division with an extra heaviest and a little bit more weight. Alyce Wettinger won the Ladies unopposed with a fantastic bag of 7 species. In the Men’s section, it was a trifecta from Reel Crazy, with myself winning, Francis McKeown runner-up and Mitchell Bell third. Mitchell had the most species (8), and Francis the heaviest bag, but it’s a combination of species, heaviest of species and bag weight that is needed these days. Again, no Juniors or Mini Juniors for this month which is very disappointing. We really are struggling to get these competing at the moment. Full results are hereabouts.
See you all at the next competition. Tight lines.
Boat Fishing Captain (Mobile 0412 848 814)
|AUGUST 2017 BOAT FISHING RESULTS|
OTHER BOAT FISHING AWARDS- AUGUST 2017
|Heaviest Baldchin||1.790kg||Mitchell Bell||Terry Bell|
|Heaviest Breaksea Cod||0.816kg||Phil Pollard||Joe Wettinger|
|Heaviest Dhufish||9.370kg||Francis McKeown||Gillespie Earthmoving|
|Heaviest Emperor||None caught||Rolly & Rose Buegge|
|Heaviest Flathead||0.264kg||Phil Pollard||Eric Leigh|
|Heaviest Foxfish||0.505kg||Terry Bell||Francis McKeown|
|Heaviest Garfish||None caught||Terry Bell|
|Heaviest Harlequin||None caught||Francis McKeown|
|Heaviest Herring||0.203kg||Eric Leigh||Graeme Cole|
|Heaviest KG Whiting||0.972kg||Tony O’Sullivan||Rolly & Rose Buegge|
|Heaviest Leatherjacket||0.333kg||Glen Weymouth||Kevin & Lynn Malone|
|Heaviest Mackerel||0.398kg||Connor Dique||Joe Gauci|
|Heaviest Mulloway||None caught||Kevin & Lynn Malone|
|Heaviest Pink Snapper||3.470kg||Francis McKeown||Shore Catch Pty Ltd|
|Heaviest Queen Snapper||None caught||Graeme Cole|
|Heaviest Samsonfish||9.940kg||Terry Bell||Corrie Coetzee|
|Heaviest Shark||None caught||Carmen and Shane Irwin|
|Heaviest Skipjack||0.742kg||Alyce Wettinger||Drew Elliman|
|Heaviest Tailor||None caught||Tyla Gillespie|
|Heaviest Whiting||0.353kg||Ryan McFarlane||Gary Bell|
|Interboat||15 Species||Terry Bell||Joe Wettinger|
|Participation Draw||Francis McKeown||Angling Section|