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. The entries are limited to 40 and there are currently 28 spots filled and only 12 left. The entry fee of $110.00 covers meals (including packed lunches) from Friday night to Sunday morning but does not include accommodation.
For a report on the current status of fishing at Swansea and handy tips re flies and methods check out the Hunter Valley Fly Fishers June Newsletter. To further whet your interest our “know your fish” this month is dedicated to the Australian Salmon.
Don’s report of June’s outing shouldn’t disappoint members because of the paucity of fish landed. It has happened to better fisherpersons than us for at least two millennia. This outings report from an earlier time:
Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.John 21:3 (Holy Bible)
So take heart and keep fishing,
|Club Executive, Committee & Delegates||5|
|Know Your Fish - Australian Salmon||6|
|Izzy's Words of Wisdom||7|
|June Outing Report||8|
|June Fly Tie||11|
|Beer and Truth at Hinchinbrook||12|
|Social/Welfare Secretary's Report||16|
|Our Talented Members||18|
|Vale Tony Bendeich||19|
|Thank You, Supporters||21|