Wow! Another year has nearly gone. This will be the final Newsletter for 2019 and as our outing this month was the Xmas Party, the Newsletter mainly concentrates on this event. I was selecting photos to include and realised that the males in attendance would not have been out of place at a luau (did I hear someone mention a “bad shirt” party?) Read More »
I know that some anglers see Fisheries Officers only as those guys and gals who check our fishing licences, catches, boats and safety equipment to make sure we comply with the myriad regulations that we are subject to when indulging in our passion. Read More »
I know that New Year is usually the time for resolutions but I don’t think my back can wait until 2021 rolls around for me to break a certain bad habit.
I first became interested in fly fishing during the early 1990’s whilst living in Alice Springs and suffering withdrawal symptoms after being wrenched from my home waters in the “Top End”. Read More »
Okay, our fish of the month is one that is generally despised by most fishermen and various Government departments of fisheries and conservation alike. They are regarded as a pest because of their destructive bottom-feeding habits, stirring up sediment and muddying the water, reducing plant growth and lowering oxygen levels and impacting plankton, aquatic invertebrates, waterbirds, and native fish. Read More »
Last month saw the celebration of our Club’s 10th Anniversary and, much to the relief of my dear wife, all seemed to go without a hitch. Unfortunately last month also saw us lose two of our Club’s beloved members and elder statesmen in Life member Tony Bendeich and Jim Eccles. Read More »
The picture on our cover (and above) is of Rodney with a great salmon caught at last year’s Swansea Salmon Classic. This great event is hosted by the Hunter Valley Fly Fishers Club and will be held again this year from 23-25 August. Read More »
The picture on our cover is of Outings Co-ordinator Don with a barramundi caught on his trip to Hinchinbrook Passage. Why this blast from the past? Simples Eeeech! Two of our lucky members, Rodney Adams and Ken Holley are no doubt threshing the warm waters of the Passage into foam as I write this, hoping to fool a barra and other tropical species to accept their flies. Read More »
As the editor of the Newsletter I must admit that sometimes I am left scratching my pate to find ways to keep you, the reader, interested. I know that I am going to run out of tips very soon but, luckily, I have Bob to keep them coming. Read More »
What a great month! I have never attended an event like the Forster Fly Muster. Over 100 avid fly fishers from NSW and interstate gathered together to share knowledge and enjoy themselves whilst contributing to a good cause.
One of the highlights for me was meeting Shannon Kitchener of “Parallel lines” who tied several of his flies including his “whiting mesmeriser”. Read More »
The covering photo of this edition portrays our new Club Mascot enjoying an outing at Hat Head. “Izzy” joined our Club courtesy of the wonderful knitting talents of member Julie Eccles and is sure to be a popular fellow, especially with a couple of our members who are known to have a slightly warped sense of humour. Read More »