Tin Can Bay Fishing Club Report

Fishing Club member, Derek Andrews brings home the bacon!

Fishing Club member, Derek Andrews brings home the bacon!

In spite of the very warm waters in the bay, the Holiday Season has been generous to both locals and visitors with quality mangrove jack, flathead and bream in the creeks plus cod, flathead, bream and whiting taken in the open waterways.

Good catches of quality mud crabs have been seen over the past few weeks, thanks to the rain, with pots seen everywhere, but keep an eye on them. Unfortunately there are a few low lifes around.

The next Sunfish Kids Fishing Day is on Sunday March 31

One of the club’s objectives includes teaching our juniors how to fish, to have fun and to enjoy recreational fishing. We hold two Sunfish Kids Fishing Days each year and accommodate up to 25 juniors between 7-15 years of age at each one.

Sponsored by Sunfish Queensland, they are run by qualified Sunfish Instructors from the club and with assistance by Club Blue Card-holder members.

These days are provided at no cost to the participants and they are taught how to tie knots, rig a rod, baiting and casting and then fishing the tidal area at Norman Point.

In addition, they are presented with a new rod and reel, a tackle box, and a Certificate of Attendance plus water, morning tea and a hearty BBQ lunch.

Registration is essential as places are limited and at least one responsible adult is required to accompany their child throughout the entire activity.

For full details and forms, email the secretary: tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com