Participants in the school holiday Sunfish Junior Fishing Day
Wet and windy weather has made fishing difficult, but those who put in the effort when the window of opportunity arises are rewarded with a few quality fish.
There have been good sized cod and slatey bream, trevally and a few sweetlip being caught on the ledges and reefy areas in the Inskip and Bluff areas. Mangrove jack are being caught in the creeks using mullet strips, live bait and lures and there are also flathead for those who target them.
There are always a few diver whiting to be found and squid have been caught in the usual areas, however, they are not big in numbers as it is a bit early for their usual run. The best catches outside were an 8.5 kg red emperor and a 20.5 kg cobia.
Congratulations to the winner of the February mini comp, Ron Cox, who caught a 77cm slatey bream weighing 5.555 kg. Congratulations also goes to the March mini comp winner, Derek Andrews with the 93cm trevally weighing 14.363 kg.
The Club recently held the Sunfish Junior Fishing Day at Norman Point. It was a very successful event with 26 juniors, aged between seven and fifteen, participating.
Fully qualified instructors taught the kids how to tie knots, rig a rod, casting, baiting and fishing. The event was free for all juniors and they had a lot of fun, enjoyed the training and especially the morning tea and BBQ lunch!
We would like to thank all of our valued sponsors for their support of the Sunfish Junior Fishing Training Days, including Sunfish Queensland, BCF Gympie, the Gympie Regional Council, Radio 4GY, Tin Can Bay News, Just Sheds Gympie, Cooloola Bay Bulletin, Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News, and the Lee Fishing Company of Tin Can Bay.
The Club has been successful in a funding grant application that was submitted to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for a new storage shed. The site fill and levelling has been completed and Just Sheds of Gympie will be erecting the new building within the next few months.
We thank the Queensland Government and Mr Tony Perrett MP Member for Gympie, Mr Llew O’Brien MP Member for Wide Bay and Mayor Mick Curran from the Gympie Regional Council for their assistance and support.
New members are very welcome. For membership enquiries, contact the Secretary on 0437 242 171.