This October edition is largely devoted to our trout release. It is an annual event that takes place through our club’s membership of the New England Trout Acclimatisation Society (NETAS). The trout fingerlings are provided without cost by the NSW DPI from the Dutton Trout Hatchery, Ebor. Read More »
Sorry about the delay but with computer problems and the upcoming trout release I sorta had my hands full. This edition also required more time than usual due to changes to the Executive after the AGM.
I was desperately trying to think of a feature fish for our “Know Your Fish” segment when the postie delivered copy No. Read More »
Mangrove Jack inhabit coastal waters and rivers from Shark Bay in Western Australia through Torres Straight and Queensland, south to Lake Illawarra in NSW. They are occasionally found in more southern estuaries of NSW. In NSW they tend to be seasonal captures and can really be reliably targeted only in the summer months when water temperatures approach or exceed around 22°C. Read More »
Oh dear, Harrington must be cursed as far as our Club outings are concerned. Our last two outings to this venue have been accompanied by the heaviest rain for the month. This time it was too wet for even our hardy and optimistic members who nonetheless made the journey. Read More »
Silver Perch are a moderate to large freshwater fish native to and once widespread and abundant throughout most of the Murray-Darling river system. They have now declined close to the point of extinction in the wild. Based on simple catchment area estimates, the silver perch has disappeared from 87% of its former range. Read More »
Our AGM is scheduled for August 2nd at 1:30pm at Don’s place. There will be more information forthcoming per email before the date of the meeting.
Prior to the AGM there will be an opportunity for a final catch and release session in Don’s pond. Read More »
Yahoo! We’ve had an outing and it can only get better from now on. This means we have an official outings report from Dawn as well as Rodney telling us about an unofficial outing for blackfish. Our Outings Co-ordinator has arranged a great day for us at the end of this month. Read More »
There are four types of queenfish present in Australian tropics but the two mainly encountered by most fishermen, these are the Giant Queenfish Scomberoide scommersonnianus and the Lesser Queenfish Scomberoides lysan. They are one of the most commonly encountered saltwater fish in the coastal waters of the Northern half of Australia and are often found in schools. Read More »
Our newsletter cover page is adorned by a brown trout portrait by our own Don Dixon. Don bought an artist’s kit from Aldi and, in his own words, has been “playing around during lockdown”. There seems to be no end to Don’s talents. Read More »
AAGH! My darn knee just comes good and I still can’t go fishing because of enforced self-isolation. After enviously admiring the photos of David Hall’s New Zealand trip included in this edition, I took a trip down memory lane and looked at memories of some of my old haunts. Read More »