Tin Can Bay Fishing Club News

Derek Andrews who caught this large sweetlip on a Club fishing charter on Baitrunner recently

Derek Andrews who caught this large sweetlip on a Club fishing charter on Baitrunner recently

There were good quality fish caught during the Rainbow Beach Fishing competition with reports of good numbers of reef fish caught on the outside reefs.

The reef fishing inside the Bay is still fairly quiet at the moment, but persistence can be rewarded with a few fish. There are a lot of school mackerel around, but only the odd one is legal.

School mackerel legal size is 50 cm and be aware of how to correctly identify this species, as only school mackerel are this length. Queenfish to 83 cm have been caught by trolling ledges and drop-offs and best results are during the runout tide.

Diver whiting have been caught in reasonable numbers but you have to move around to locate them on the day. Squid are being caught in most of the usual locations, mainly in depths of 6 to 8 metres.

Winner of the Club’s competition was Derek Andrews with a 57cm sweetlip weighing 3.057kg.

All members of the TCB Fishing Club would like to thank and acknowledge the assistance provided by the Gympie Regional Council for the Facilities Funding Grant that we received recently. The funding provided an opportunity to install a 5kw solar system to the Club’s building at Tin Can Bay. This will greatly assist the club for offsetting all future power costs.

The Tin Can Bay Fishing Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Tin Can Bay Country Club immediately following the General Meeting that commences at 5pm, Wednesday October 11.

New members are very welcome and all membership enquiries may be forwarded to the Secretary by emailing tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com or Phone  M 0437 242 171.