Wildthing pulls wilder snapper

SNAPPED: Marlin Fishing Club’s Pete Howarth shows off his 4.05 kilogram snapper caught off his vessel, Wildthing.

SNAPPED: Marlin Fishing Club’s Pete Howarth shows off his 4.05 kilogram snapper caught off his vessel, Wildthing.

HELLO to all the Marlin Fishing Club members and families and also to the club’s sponsors Spiro and Paul from the Marlin Hotel. 

Thank you Vicki and Spiro for again providing the awesome entertainer Jacii, on the day of the club’s barbecue.

The music topped off a great afternoon and even the weather turned it on for club members.

Congratulations Hemi on the biggest fish again, well done mate on the 1.930 kilogram salmon caught RBE, and a triple pointer at that. 

There was a good variety weighed in with morwong, flathead, nannygai and another triple pointer - Lynne’s 1.63 kilogram snapper, caught off Wildthing. 

Well done to all who got points on the board.

The fishing week this month started on Monday, October 20 and runs to this Sunday, October 26, which is also the club’s weigh-in and barbecue. 

Fish of the month offshore is leather jacket and rock, beach, estuary is drummer. 

Warmer weather and calmer waters have been ideal conditions for anglers and this is just the beginning of spring.

The club looks forward to an even heftier weigh-in on October 26, with a great crowd of proud fisherman. 

Keep in mind the new size and bag limits apply from November 3. 

Have fun all, with safe times and tight lines.

ROUND four of the saltwater competition was held on October 11 and 12, with Saturday being utopia. 

The scribe has not fished offshore in such excellent conditions (in memory) during the 15 years he has lived here.

Sunday was a different matter, the nor-easter was predicted for 2pm however, it arrived about 9am, and it was not good from then on.

Welcome back to Steve Church from his caravan tour around Australia - we gather he is off again shortly, so good luck Steve and Joanne.

The Bugs team of Annette and John from Canberra have finally hit their straps and weighed in a combined total of 50 fish that weighed 19.4 kilograms.  Go the Bunnies.

Results are as follows:

Annette:  20 flathead, two morwong, three gurnard, one leatherjacket and two snapper of 11.2 kilograms.

John: 20 flathead and two gurnard weighing 8.2 kilograms.

Tom: Eight flathead and two morwong weighing 4.2 kilograms.

S. Face: Six flathead, one leatherjacket and three morwong weighing 4.4 kilograms.

Steve C.: Two rock black fish and three salmon weighing 6.8 kilograms.

Shannon: Two bream, three salmon and one trevally weighing 4.4 kilograms.

Shann: Three bream, one salmon and one whiting weighing two kilograms.

Dick: Two luderick and four salmon weighing 4.4 kilograms.

Bruce: 20 flathead, two gurnard, two leatherjacket, six morwong, four nannygai, two pigfish and two snapper weighing 16.0 kilograms.

Fred: One morwong weighing 1.4 kilograms.

Beat the board offshore, Saturday, Bruce, morwong weighing 1.483 kilograms; Sunday, Annette, morwong weighing 1.632 kilograms and Steve C., salmon weighing 2.013 kilograms.

The mystery fish was a flathead, caught by Annette weighing 0.758 kilograms.

The fish of the month is Morwong.

Coming events:

Saturday, November 8 – Saltwater competition, round five, 3pm weigh-in.

Saturday, November 8 – Committee meeting after the weigh-in.

Friday to Sunday, November 21 to 23 – Freshwater competition, round two, Rainbow Pines, Lake Eucumbene, Old Adaminaby. 

Please see Dick for accommodation.

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