Report 28/12/17

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 28/12/17

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:28 am

Kingies made it a great day at Tathra on the 26th. With large quantities a good sizes hanging around for most of the day. Live bait was the most successful method of catching them.

Ocean Flathead both Sand and Tiger are really on the chew off Merimbula, Tura Beach and Tathra, try 22-24 Fathoms. Best bait Striped Tuna and Squid.

Great Luderick Luderick have been returned from Tura Headland and are running mornings and evenings at the Merimbula Fishing Platform. Calamari Squid are back and some large ones landed.

Snapper and Morwong are in good form on our local reefs, a good depth to try is from 20 fathoms. Micro Jigs are becoming a popular way to fish and well worth a go. Soft plastics are also a favorite Try the Pro Lures, Squidgies Gulp or Zman.

Fish in the Merimbula Lake remain active. Dusky Flathead, Bream, Trevally and Whiting are available. Good Tailor are prolific at Pambula Lake. The Bega River continues to fish well at Mogareeka. The old favorite Bass Day Sugar Pen is always the number one pick for the whiting. Again soft plastics a hit for the Flathead with the new Squidgy Bio tough plastic proving most successful.
The Gala Day Monster Fresh Fish Auction will be held at Spencer Park at 2.30pm Sunday 7 January. This is a once a year only opportunity for locals and visitors to bid for just caught fresh fish. The Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club donates all proceeds of the Auction to Charity.
In its 82nd Year, Gala weekend harks back to the humble beginnings of the club in 1936 and has taken various forms over the years. Gala weekend is truly a heritage event for Merimbula, organizers said.
Some events have included rowing and raft races from town to Spencer Park as well as carnival sideshows, chocolate wheels, talent quests and even a billy cart race.
"Starting with the Fishing Competition on Saturday 6 January; club members, locals and visitors are invited to fish both the ocean and estuary to provide fresh fish for the club's Monster Fresh Fish Auction" a club spokesman said.
"Entry forms are available at Merimbula Tackle World and at the Club in Spencer Park on Fridays. Entry is essentially free with Registration just $1 to cover the paperwork”.
Briefing and last minute entries for fishing will be held at the clubhouse in Spencer Park on Friday 5 January from 6.30pm.
The spokesman said there would be 37 prizes across a number of categories to reward the anglers and thanked the large number of businesses who donate and sponsor the event.
“We’re very grateful for the generous sponsorship of this event which allows us to present so many prizes and reward those that donate their fresh fish for the auction”, the spokesman said.
This year there is a bias to Flathead which are very popular at the auction. In this regard McKays Oysters have sponsored a $500 Tackle World voucher for the heaviest bag of Flathead – this cannot exceed 10 fish to meet DPI regulations. Seniors, Ladys and Juniors are all eligible for prizes for heaviest bags of Flathead and Mixed fish.
A record turnout is anticipated at Spencer Park for the auction on Sunday and with the club boasting its new PA system, courtesy of the Southern Phone/ Bega Valley Shire Council grants scheme, will provide entertainment for visitors awaiting the auction and drawing of the annual Kayak/Paddle Board raffle.
"Last year the Proceeds of the fish auction allowed the club to donate $3,200 to the Merimbula Rural Fire Brigade and this year the Club hopes to significantly increase this amount”.
The Brigade pitches in on the day to run a great public barbecue which will open at 12.00pm. So don’t dawdle, come along early to Spencer Park for lunch, entertainment and to get a prime position for the Monster Fresh Fish auction. Keep your eyes peeled too for the ever popular “seafood in a wheelbarrow” which is also raffled.
The group will also have fire engines on display to entertain the little ones and the not so little!
After the fish auction, and the huge Kayak and Wheelbarrow Seafood raffle draws, members will also host a cleaning and filleting station so you can get the perfect fillet for a small donation.
"The club is looking for a huge roll up of anglers to support the Monster Fresh Fish auction and look forward to its 82nd Gala come the weekend of 6 & 7 January”, the spokesman said.

Many thanks,
Ron & Gael
Tackle World Merimbula
(02) 6495 1681

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