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    2019 - 03.16

    In the points: Allan Kilpatrick with his good sized snapper.

    Good outing: Mick Winchester bagged a 2.82kg jewfish.

    Mixed bag: Dan Murphy weighed-in four mullet, a flathed and a bream.

    WAUCHOPE RSL Fishing Club held its monthly outing on the weekend of January 9, 10 and 11, and with the weather not sure what it wanted to do gave a pretty mixed result for the weigh-in.

    The beach/rock and estuary: Mick Winchester had a good outing with a jewfish and a bream, his jewfish weighing about 2.82kg, and his bream about 0.300kg.

    Dan Murphy had a mullet of a time weighing in 6 fish – 4 mullet, 1 flathead, and a bream. His biggest mullet weighed about 0.780kg, his bream weighing around 0.400kg, and his flathead about 0.350kg.

    Pat MacInherny weighed in 10 bream, his biggest about 0.500kg.

    Our new boy Tim Hall in his first outing weighed in 1 flathead of about 0.330kg. A good effort from Tim being his first outing and gaining 2 points

    Dan and Mick were very close in weight, with Mick coming out on top by only 0.047kg. This time Mick took the 5 points, Dan was the bridesmaid with 4 points, Pat with 3 points, and Tim with 2 points for the top 5 bag weight. In the top 5 species it was a role reversal for Dan and Mick, with Dan taking 5 points and Mick the bridesmaid with 4 points.

    Deep sea/estuary: For the deep sea boys and girls there was not a lot of opportunity to get out but Allan Kilpatrick (big Al) managed the conditions and was able to get a good bag of fish – being a good snapper of 1.80kg in the top 5 species, and top 5 bag weight of 3.22kg, with some morwong, flathead and pearl perch in the mix. Allan took the 5 points in both top 5 species and bag weight.

    Mick Winchester weighed in an out-of-comp fish, being a beaut snapper of 4.19kg.

    On a not so pleasant note, with plenty of crabs around unfortunately there is a minority who are taking traps and witches hats that are not theirs, despite floats being clearly marked. A nice piece of paper from the Fisheries is on its way to people who were seen recently this, and or perhaps a visit from the local authorities.

    We would like to thank our sponsors, they are Kyle Clarke Electrical, Pat McInherny plumbing, Dan Murphy Pressure Cleaning Roof Repairs and Roof Restoration, Settlement Point Boat Shed, Wauchope RSL Club, and the Wauchope Gazette for their continued support

    Our next club outing will be on February the 6, 7 and 8, with lines down at 6pm Friday and the weigh-in at the back of the Wauchope RSL Club BBQ area at 2pm on Sunday.

    The target species are as follows:

    All juniors – Beach/rock and estuary – catfish, garfish, whiting.

    Seniors – Beach/rock and estuary – whiting, jewfish, garfish.

    Deep sea/estuary – dolphin fish, snapper, morwong.

    Well done to those who went out, with some great fish being caught.

    Remember if you don’t catch any of the above species but have caught fish you can still weigh your catch for the overall weight and pointscore. So come down, bring your catch have a barbecue, we’d love to see you there.

    Till next time safe travelling, good fishing and tight lines to you all.

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