Urunga Anglers Club
THE February beach rock estuary and freshwater outing of the Urunga Anglers Club was held over last weekend with 16 competitors.
Ashley McLaughlan took sand mullet, garfish and bream and won the Urunga Hardware prize for juniors. Ian McLaughlan took bream, moses perch, dart, flathead, garfish whiting, blackfish and sand mullet. Eight species, the most for the outing and won the $20 monthly prize with his sand mullet.
Rob Greig had garfish and bream. Gloria Withyman, garfish, sand mullet and bream. Richard McCabe tarwhine, flathead, garfish, sand mullet and bream.
Paul Alexander blackfish, flathead, garfish, sand mullet and bream. Jan Alexander bream, flathead, tarwhine, sand mullet, garfish and blackfish. Gary Paulsen whiting, blackfish, garfish, trevally and sand mullet.
Lillian Paulsen garfish. Chris Kearns bream, sand mullet, whiting and garfish. Mark Naidoo bream, sand mullet, garfish and blackfish.
Donald Habgood won the Anchors Wharf participants draw and many thanks to our kind and generous sponsors.
Out of competition Eric Graham and George Beitsch took excellent blackfish catches. Kevin Ellem also took blackfish and Troy King took an
excellent bream of 1.2kg.
At sea on Saturday Les Rowe took a top jewfish of 20.6kg (45lb) on a skinny bream rod and 7kg line, a top effort, and with Col Humphreys had snapper and spotted mackerel. Trevor Carter and Pat Connor had snapper and spotties.
Sunday saw String Young and Jackie McLaren get bonito, snapper, flathead and morwong. Mick McPhail and Craig Kenny took pearl perch, teraglin, morwong and flathead.
Roger Adams and Robert McLauchlan had venus tuskfish, snapper and good reef flathead. Mervyn Rose and Don Brook snapper and spotties. Ron Quinton and Dekka Swanson snapper.
Wal Tyson and Carl Redmond venus tuskfish, snapper, morwong and trevally.
Tomorrow is the Monthly Open Deep Sea competition of the Urunga Anglers Club.
Congratulations to Gary and Elaine Paulsen on becoming grandparents for the first time and, of course, to Derek and Mellisa the proud parents.
Best wishes for a happy week and good fishing. ? WATERHOLE WAL
Well that's about it for another week. If your looking for a fish this weekend good luck. I suggest you get your fishing in today as tomorrow looks as if it may be a bit unpleasant with a bit of rain and a lot of wind. Mackerel and snapper on the reefs. Dart, whiting and the odd bream along the beach gutters with good whiting, bream and flathead in the estuaries. Even if the weather is a bit off you should be able to find a good possie to dangle a line. If you do dangle a line this weekend, may those lines be tight and your seas slight.
? PETER RUSSELL