Coffs Harbour Beach, Rock & Estuary Fishing Club news

A GOOD roll-up of anglers signed on for our September competition, although catches were down for a lot of competitors. But for those other lucky anglers who did manage to catch a few, the bream turned out to be the most dominant species, followed by luderick.

Shane Spillman had a nice lot of bream, with a few luderick thrown in and his young son, Sam, caught his first luderick using yabbies, while fishing the creek.

Steve Abel tried for a jew, but the big salmon wouldn't leave him alone, he landed six before he gave up in disgust. I don't know if you've tried eating salmon, but I have been hearing mixed ideas on how to cook them, and the people don't seem to mind them but one thing is clear, they must be bled on capture.

The results for the competition: heaviest bream: .580g Shane Spillman, flathead: .500g Wayne Newell, luderick: .670g John Hickson, and John was saying that they were on and taking his bag limit in two hours, tailor: .910g Rob Taylor, no drummer were caught, so it had to go to a substitute fish and it was a snapper of 1.03kg caught by Christine Huxley.

Champion female was also Christine Huxley, champion male was John Hickson, champion junior, Tim Short, runner up Bethany Huxley, champion sub junior Sam Spillman, runner up Jack Meyers.

Out of hours voucher was won by John Hickson.

The next competition has been put back a week to October 8 and 9, reason being the long weekend falls on the first weekend and some anglers would like to go away.

Shane Runge kept hearing anglers talking about these soft plastics and how good they were, so he bought a couple of different ones and put his boat in and headed up the Kalang River.

He started throwing them around until it looked like nothing was going to eat them, no matter what he tried, until just before dark he had a cast into a sang and got completely belted by something, and after quite a few minutes of hauling on and praying, he landed a nice healthy bass just under the two kilo mark. I bet he's a plastic fanatic now.

A bit of late news was from one of our junior anglers. While he was fishing Saturday arvo, he caught and landed a flathead of around 4.5kg, only to release it back into the water unharmed. Good on you, Tim Short, you should be proud of yourself.

Anyhow, folks, I hope youre doing okay with you fishing, until next time. ? HALF HITCH

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