Tin Can Bay Fishing Club Update June 2023

 Club member and owner of club sponsor The Chandlery Bait and Tackle Chris Rippon with a nice Jack.

Club member and owner of club sponsor The Chandlery Bait and Tackle Chris Rippon with a nice Jack.

The club introduced a change to our monthly activities in May with a planned boating and kayak event at Crab Creek. This was going to be the first of a series of standalone events being introduced for the rest of the year.

Well guess what? The weather had other ideas and we had to cancel the event; we plan to reschedule it later in June.

On 6 May the club held its monthly BBQ /Presentation/Training Day, and we had the ‘Flathead Whisperers’ Derek Andrews and Marquis Chapman explain the techniques they use when targeting this species, as well as demonstrating the gear they use.

Later in the month Matt and George from Fisheries Noosa gave a presentation focusing on the rules and regulations that apply in Queensland, with extensive discussion around the requirement to immediately return out-of-season species and oversized fish to the water.

Those members who did get out during the month caught a variety of fish including squid, mud crabs, and some really good quality flathead. A cobia was even caught off the beach!

On the social front a number of members attended the Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers (RBAA) May event. A couple of members fished on the Sunday, and a few others, including myself, attended their weigh-in and trophy presentation at The Deck.

We didn’t bother the judges with any fish, but we did clean up in the meat tray raffle – Derek Andrews and Ron Cox won both meat trays (Derek drew both winning tickets).  A great day was had by all and both clubs are looking to work more closely together in the future.

WATCH THIS SPACE – We have now gained funding from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries to allow us to again run our extremely popular training days for Adult and Junior anglers. We will be announcing the date shortly.

Tight Lines.

Alan Rippon


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