Tin Can Bay Fishing Club member Ron Cox caught this 8.57kg tusk fish – he had a lot to smile about with this one!
Our first Junior Fishing Day for 2017 was a great success with 31 juniors taking advantage of the excellent weather. All juniors enjoyed themselves and, after fishing at Norman Point, were all given treats of ice juice sticks, cold drinks and watermelon slices.
Three Sunfish-qualified instructors will provide tuition and lots of prizes including rods, reels and tackle boxes at the Sunfish Junior Fishing Day on Saturday, April 8. Entry will be free and will be limited to the first 30 juniors who register and whose ages range from 7-14 years. To register, call 0437 242 171.
Members have reported small numbers of good sized summer whiting being caught in the inlet and creeks. We have also received reports of good sized dolphin fish and bonito being caught in outside waters.
The Sandy Straits and inlets have produced large cod, a very large tusk fish weighing 8.57kg, as well as flathead and mud crabs.
We have been requested to assist during the Clean Up Australia Day event in March and we will be cleaning the same area as last year, from Norman Point to Crab Creek, which includes the adjacent park areas.
Members of other groups, organisations and schools are welcome to join us so that we can obtain the best result for our efforts. A free BBQ will be held for all participants on completion.
Our next General Meeting will be held at the Tin Can Bay Country Club with Guest Speaker, Matthew Albiez, from Queensland Fisheries. Members will be given the latest information on catch and size limits and have the opportunity for questions after the talk.
Membership enquiries are always welcome and for further information contact the Secretary on 0437 242 171.