Tin Can Bay Fishing Club now has amenities!

Fishing Club members are delighted with their new amenities block

Fishing Club members are delighted with their new amenities block

Our open day last month was a great success. The Fishing Club hosted Mayor Mick Curran and Member for Gympie, Mr Tony Perrett, at our premises at 33 Dolphin Avenue, Tin Can Bay.

The club has received significant support from both the Gympie Regional Council and the Queensland Government through funding grants, and this visit will give the members of the fishing club the opportunity to thank them both for their assistance.

To add to the shed the club built, we recently completed an amenities block and are looking forward to building a clubhouse in the future.

During the past few weeks, members have reported catches of flathead, slatey bream, cod and whiting in and around Teebah Creek, Ida Island, Inskip and the Sandy Straits Bluff area.

The largest flathead caught and released was 79 centimetres. Mud crabs are being caught and although meeting size requirements, some are light and need to be released.

With the recent run of good weather, members took the opportunity to show others how to catch beach worms at Rainbow Beach. The worms were small but nevertheless, members enjoyed the challenge and had a great day out.

Another excursion that is being planned for members is a trip to the Bundaberg distillery.

The club recently held a workshop day and members enjoyed the talk given by Ron Cox on various lures and rigs that were successful in the local area.

Derek Andrews also showed members how to handle and tie mud crabs safely. He also showed members his method of how best to clean and cook the crabs.

The next club meeting will be held on Sunday, June 12 at 10am. Membership enquiries please contact the Secretary, 33 Dolphin Avenue , Tin Can Bay or M 0437 242 171.

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