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.
When: 21 Oct 17
Staying At: Day trip although Kendall A Camping Ground is a great spot if you can swing the extra day
Trip Coordinator: Pat Sheridan
Trip Classification: Stream and River
The Rubicin River is one of the iconic Victorian rivers that is generally productive for a range of different
sized fish. Flows at the moment are probably not great however the fishing is fair to good. There are some very
nice fish being caught and released around the area.
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.