Tin Can Bay Fishing Club News April 2022

Noela Kay taking advantage of a small break in weather for this catch

Noela Kay taking advantage of a small break in weather for this catch

I’m being optimistic in saying this – I think that the weather is clearing up.

It’s been pretty wet in recent times, and I do believe that we have experienced some of the most challenging fishing conditions in recent memory. Even some of our most dedicated club members have had trouble wetting a line lately.

I’m writing this in mid-March and from February until now there were some days in early February where the wind dropped and the rain stayed away, but those were few and far between and March started in a similar vein.

Regardless of this some intrepid members have ventured out in the bay, and we have even been able to hold one land-based event at Norman Point without getting too wet.

Fishing the bay has resulted in some excellent catches of mud crab, mangrove jack, nannygai, trevally, cod, tuskfish and flathead. There were very few squid or whiting caught, with only one whiting (33cm) being reported.

At the land-based event at Norman Point there were several flathead on the smaller side caught, a shovel-nosed shark, numerous gar, and several nice whiting – the whiting were a good size and were nice and fat.

With the easing of Covid restrictions we have recommenced our social and fund-raising activities, so we recently visited the Fraser Grill at Goomboorian for a bite to eat.  FYI it’s worth dropping in for a burger or two!

We have recommenced our fundraising at the Tin Can Bay Markets and starting in April we will be back at Bunnings once dates are allocated.

Well that’s it from me, if you have any queries, please feel free to contact us by email tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com or phone us on 0437 242 171.  There’s also our web site and Facebook page if you want to check us out.

Alan Rippon

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