HOW do you break a dry spell? Answer just check the NSSC fishing calendar as it worked this month again but there were a few brave or mad fisherman and fisherwoman that ventured out and caught a feed in the cold and wind.
Winners for the month were Dave Clark, Kelly Bryant, Moya Hicks, Anthony Hicks, Brenda Setzer and Randall Setzer with Amy and Gracie Babidge keeping the juniors honest.
Fishing was slow in the rivers and beaches with only one salmon being weighed in and with the cold water not much else was reported. Outside has seen some good tiger flathead hanging around the 120-140 foot line and if you find a patch you will bag out easy. If you’re lucky a few gummies are in the mix with them.
The Island is dead and if you hang wide of the Island you will get a few mowies in 220 feet but not much else, but then again if that warm water hits all will change overnight. I even had a report of one local getting a good haul of prawns last dark and of a good size, so the next dark is only a week away.
So now to some housekeeping - I spoke to waterways and it looks like we will be doing safety checks this year on November 10 from 10am to 12noon outside the office in Grahame Street, as the car park at the back of Club Narooma is just a bit small now with all the traffic it is getting.
I will let everybody know when it is booked.
The Bowlo’ fishing Club is having a little fresh water bass comp at Brogo this year and it is on November 24 and 25 so stay tuned to the notice board. Oops and speaking of the notice board it should be up this week in the bowlers entrance for the next few months as the mother club is just waiting for the DA of the Servos to be approved and it looks like stage 2 of Club Narooma will go ahead that incorporates fishing and bowlers quarters in the New Year some time.
Fay Brown is on our sick list this month as she has ended up in Canberra and her partner Suitcase is not going so well so both of you hurry up and get well as we need somebody to pick on!
The Club has offered the fishing club a great deal on this year’s Melbourne cup so if any members want to book a table, be quick!
On the Political side of life still nothing to report from the Marine Park Advisory Committee as all is quiet but we did have fisheries offering grants to plant trees. Looking around Narooma I just cannot see the need to plant anymore; yet when we ask for an artificial reef which fisheries is raving about the success of them up the coast and of Sydney or improvements to a boat ramp it’s a standard answer no not in a marine Park! This raises the question why do we pay a fee to go fishing when nothing is able to be spent down here from the recreational fishing licence fees?
I hope our local member hands a copy of the Narooma News to our Fisheries minister this week just to remind her we are still waiting for changes that were going to happen at the start of this year!
So our next comp is on November 3 and 4 and let’s hope we have some good water next month.