The festive season is upon us and I would like to wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and great New Year. And keep safe in your travels and above all have enjoy yourself.
Christmas seems to arrive early every year and we are all busy preparing for the Christmas break and getting ready for the family gatherings and the annual trip to your favourite destination.
The 7th of December was our last General meeting and Christmas barbecue as well as the CoxConnell Trophy casting competition. Although the casting competition was washed out there was a very good turnout of members who enjoyed the bar-be-cue.
The club rooms are available to members on Thursday nights throughout December and January. And you are bound to meet others members so head up to the club have a cast or maybe tie a fly. Our last club trip for this year was to the Steavenson River Sunday 10th of December and the trip report is covered in this edition.
The new year as always looks promising several great trips planne including the 2018 Australia Day trip Friday 26th of January to Dargo, but this may change to the Gippsland area for some sal water fly chasing Bream and Australian Salmon in the estuary and lake systems. Keep an eye on the web site and facebook group site for updates.
1st Feb 2018 is the first General Meeting/Life Member's Cup casting comp/BBQ so get along. On the 10th and 11th Feb 2018 The club heads to the west coast Otways Fishing Trip weekend.
All the best for the Festive season and New Year.
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.
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
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.
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.