Marcus O’Brien with an early morning whopper of a snapper caught last month. CONTRIBUTED
Marcus O’Brien with an early morning whopper of a snapper caught last month. CONTRIBUTED

Coffs Deep Sea Fishing news

OUR annual meeting was held last Monday week and a good roll up of eager volunteers committed themselves to positions for the next 12 months.

Andrew Bignell continues as club president while the secretary's job is now held by Deb Kemmis.

Most other positions remain the same.

Work has commenced on the rebuild of the cleaning and boat wash down facilities with the job expected to finish by the end of August.

In the meantime there will be some inconvenience as wash down bays will be limited.

Members are urged to cut the time taken in their task especially on busy days.

Our next comp and the first for the year is on this Sunday July 15.

This is a one day comp only with fishing times of 4am to back in the harbour and logged off by 1pm.

Species are snapper, pearl perch, flathead, kingfish, teraglin and samsonfish with reserves of morwong and tuskfish.

The leader board has been wound back to zero so now is the best time to make an impression.

You may even lead the competition by Sunday afternoon.

It is also a superb time for keen fisher folk to join the club.

You don't need to be a gun fisherman as most of the members certainly are not that, but by being in the club you can improve your knowledge and skill.

Juniors and lady anglers are most welcome.

Best thing is you don't even have to catch a fish to win.

Ph 0428 659 122 for more info.

Thank you Linda

ALL boaters know about and rely on the services of the NSW Marine Rescue but probably few of us understand the work that goes on behind the scenes.

A lot of work needs to be done to make that rescue boat appear from nowhere in times of need.

Linda Jones has been a tireless volunteer for Marine Rescue and filled the position of divisional commander and more recently regional co-ordinator for many years.

Due to a change of policy this position is no longer available to volunteers and Linda now assumes the role of most respected volunteer.

On behalf of all members of the Deep Sea Section I would like to thank Linda for the countless hours she has put in to the service, for her efforts to entertain boaters at fishing comp briefings but above all for the personal effort she has made to keep us all safe.

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Gallery: Coffs Harbour Anzac Day service

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Gallery: Sawtell Anzac Day march

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