The new season begins. Our annual dinner was a great success with a great number of raffle prizes from the members and club sponsors, which we are all thankful for even if your M.C. for the evening was lost for words at times.
Our casting team shows again what a great asset they are to the club, even if of trophies were not had individual results and milestones were achieved. The members would like congratulate them again. To the individual winners on the evening Phil Matthews Club Casting Champion, John Smith - Club Champion Angler, John Smith - Advanced Fly tying Champion, Darry Percy - Beginner Fly tying Champion.
Anne Hearn was the recipient of the Evelyn Ramadage award this year. The award is awarded by the committee who in the opinion of thec ommittee has been best club person for the past 12 months. After a secret ballot which was a close run event, Anne came out ahead. Anne's ongoing involvement this past year as our Social Secretary has been tremendous, always willing to give a helping hand with club activities. She is currently leading the effort in preparing an account of the club history with other members from the club, so our congratulations go to Anne.
Ian Rowe was the winner of the President’s award. I awarded Ian this award for the time and effort with which he contributes to club days always leading a hand when asked . My congratulations to Ian.
Please note there are a number of events and guest speakers appearing at the club in the new year so keep a watch on the web site and monthly news letter for dates. One event which is important to the club is the “Kids Come and Try Fishing Day.” Not only is it a great day for children but it exposes the the club to the wider community, so a call is going out for volunteers for the day.
Our guest speaker at the August General Meeting will be Ashleigh Dunsmore from Harfin Reels. Here is a bit about the company and their lovely reels.
Harfin Fly Reels Australia has evolved from a love of Fly fishing and 24 years of precision CNC machining and is a family owned and operated company.
Harfin Reels began life as Barton Engineering Australia in 1991, specializing in Precision CNC machining, Design and Manufacture for industry.
Talk and slideshow - Thursday the 14th July
Peter will be at the club premises from 5pm with a bunch of Sage rods (including the new release for 2016) and RIO fly lines, for anyone to have a cast.
Evening talk - Becoming a better angler, putting together the jigsaw puzzle, and discovering the mysteries and secrets that leads us to catching more fish. You can check out Peter's bio here.
Casting instruction – limited to 10 per day
Scientific Anglers who designed the first modern plastic-coated fly line way back in 1952 sent their international sales manager Jeff Pierce along with their chief research and development engineer Andrew Bosway to visit down under late last year.
Unfortunately the weather was not too kind to us. So Andrew Summers from Mayfly Tackle has asked to come back to give everyone another chance to try out the new Scientific Angler lines.
The night will commence at 7 pm on teh casting pool where you can try out all of the new range of lines in your own rod. When you need a rest, the world famous NSFFC BBQ will be cooking up a storm. Later, Andrew will talk to us about the latest developents in the world of fly fising.
Date: Thursday 7 April 2016
Time: 7 pm onwards
BBQ: Sausages, bread and soft drinks (GOLD COIN DONATION)
What to bring: Bring along your fly rods to cast a range of Scientific Anglers lines through them.
The Flyfisher Sale and Talks
Just in case you didn't see it in the Flylife magazine, The Flyfisher will be holding a massive sale over 13, 14, 15 & 16th June. There are some massive bargains available. Also there will be some great discussions being conducted by some of Australia's best fly anglers. Make sure you get in and support one of our great sponsors and let them know you're form Northern.
Paul Worsteling's Tackleworld Cranbourne
The Committee recently accepted the kind offer of sponsorship from Paul Worsteling's Tackleworld Cranbourne. Paul has offered a great sponsorship package to the Club and you should start seeing some goods in the raffles very shortly. If you get down to Cranbourne make sure you drop in and let the guys know where you are from and if you see Paul in your travels, see if you can get him up to the Club for some casting lessons.
Flyfinz Tackle and Books
After a successful visit to the Club, Flyfinz has become our latest addition to our sponsors list. There are copies of the latest catalogue at the Club or just contact Jim through the website. Don't forget to let him know you're from the Club so you get your discount.
Great news everyone, Tonic Eyewear has agreed to sponsor the Club. Tonic have some great products that you need to get in and have a look on their website. Make sure you let them know you're from the Club.
Long time sponsor, Aussie Angler has just started a specials / clearance page. The page has lots of rods etc. below cost with new items being added regularly. Get in quick as numbers are limited on most items.