WELL, Narooma did us proud for the 2013 fishing convention; the weather was perfect, moderate winds, light to medium seas, light surf and lots of good quality fish!
Who could ask for anything more?
The competition started on Thursday evening with fisher persons registering for the competition and then enjoying a barbecue supper and refreshments from the bar. Excitement started Friday with a great breakfast catered by club members and then fishing started. At weigh in at around 4pm members from all around started to arrive to weigh in their fish, the catch, from beach, rocks, blue water, off shore and estuary fishing varied from stripe marlin (captured by club president Mick Roberts). Dolphin fish, tailor, bream, salmon, kingfish, snapper, flounder, mullet, flathead, garfish, were also caught, just to name a few.
Fish were of good size and quantity, the majority of people bagged out.
After the weigh-in the fisher person’s from the 11 intra-state clubs participated in a delicious meal prepared by club members.
Saturday proved to be a repeat of Friday, starting with a scrumptious bacon and egg breakfast and then on to great fishing. The fishing proved to be equally as good as Friday with good catches in all categories with the exception of blue water. Some good Australian salmon and tailor were taken from the beach, one even on fly! The estuaries provided good fishing with some good size bream and snapper taken. Off shore fishing was also successful. Junior fishermen captured some good size bream off the fishing club jetty in the evening. The Saturday evening meal was also delightful: curried chicken starter, roast beef and veggies main course and chocolate cake desert, organised by Josie and June. This feast, coupled with the wines and beers available from the bar provided a pleasant and frivolous evening. A huge number of prizes were also raffled.
The whole scenario was then repeated on Sunday, breakfast started early as eager fishers ventured out to consolidate their piscatorial fame. Everyone arrived back by 1pm to weigh in their catches and have a well-earned lunch. After lunch categories prize winners were awarded (Go the Sands) and unclaimed raffle prizes were re-raffled. A final complimentary port was provided by the president Mick Robert.
Over all it was a successful weekend, with over 120 persons participating, representing 11 clubs throughout NSW.
Thanks to all who participated and we look forward to seeing you next year.