Tin Can Bay Fishing Club Update July 2023

Finalists in the casting competition, with winner Marquis Chapman in the middle.

Finalists in the casting competition, with winner Marquis Chapman in the middle.

The weather recently has been favourable for fishing and as such club members have been spending a bit of time on or near the water. There have been plenty of fish around with whiting, flathead, squid, and mud crabs keeping our members busy in the bay.

At our monthly fishing competition presentation and social event in early June it was pleasing to see Life Member Jim George take out the monthly competition prize with a 101cm cobia.

For a change club members Kevin Armstrong and John Blackman organised a casting competition where two $25 gift cards from our sponsors The Chandlery Bait and Tackle and a $50 note were up for grabs. There was a fair amount of sledging and not a lot of skill displayed on the day, but fun was had by all.

It was no surprise that Marquis Chapman took out the only prizes on the day. We are planning to feature the casting competition on a regular basis at presentation days.

At the time of writing this article our fishing activities sub-committee has several events lined up for July. A combined kayak and boating trip (put off last month due to bad weather) and a beach fishing event at The Oaks, Rainbow Beach with a social get together on the conclusion of each event.

The sub-committee is also working on a Big Squid Competition which may end up being run in August.

We have now received the funding from the Department of Fisheries and Agriculture under their Queensland Community Fishing Grants Program 2022-23. We expect to run both adult and junior training days using these funds sometime in late July/August.

Numbers will be limited to 40 in total across both categories, bookings will not be taken until the dates have been set so keep an eye on our Facebook page for dates.

See you on the water.

Alan Rippon

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