Tuross Head Fishing Club – February results

February is the month where Garfish are most prolific so Garfish was the target (Goblet) species for the month.

Over the weekend of February 11 and 12, 16 angler members competed for either the target species or other species hoping for a club record.

The weekend competition was unusually quiet with many members away for various reasons, however, we had five ladies, eleven men with no juniors entering.

In total, 64 fish were caught, measured, photographed on a measuring mat and mostly released to be caught again another day. This is sustainable competition fishing at its best.

The lack of juniors entered was frustrating as our club is keen on teaching fishing to the next generations and having them generally outside and away from the digital screens. Come on kids, its great fun.


The Goblet was won by Neil Alexander who caught and kept for dinner, a very nice table sized garfish

Goblet:                       Neil Alexander          Garfish               70.50 points      28.1 cm


Outside                      Rod Federer                Kingfish           174.43 points    115.5 cm

Lake and Estuary      Peter Dugan           Whiting            86.96 points      40.1 cm

Rock & Beach           Merv Roberts              Blackfish         69.15 points     36 cm

Merv also won the Turkey of the month prize, which is an award for doing something that ends up being foolish. In Merv's case it was won because he misread the measure-in time and arrived with a prize-winning fish just as everyone was packing up to go home. 


Outside                      Janet Sinclair              Morwong         109.92 points     54cm

Lake and Estuary      Janet Sinclair             Garfish                         60.00 points    28cm

Janet had to leave prior to the awards being announced and was therefore not photographed. 

Rock & Beach          There no ladies entering fish for this category.

Junior                        There were no juniors entering fish for this category

The next Goblet fishing event will be held over the weekend of March 25/26 and the measure-in will be held at the Tuross Boatshed and Cafe starting at 4.00 pm. The target species is the very feisty and sporting Tailor species. – Scott Paul, Competition  Secretary.


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