Herring Month! April 2015

Members, fisheries are looking for the clubs help to obtain 50 herring a month (whole frames or whole fish) to enable them to further their analysis into the state of the WA herring fishery. The club is holding a herring month, 4th April to 30th April 2015. Members are encouraged to fish for herring between Rockingham and Lancelin and provide up to 24 frames or whole fish to fisheries who will reward all members for their efforts. Club points will be awarded on a per fish basis and no weights will be taking. Frames are worth the same as whole fish.

Date: 4th to 30th April 2015
Venue: Rockingham to Lancelin
Start: 6:00am Sat 4th

Weigh In: May 4th
8;00pm Club
Rooms North Beach
Incentive: Any Herring

During the month, members can bag and label their catch and provide it to Laurie who will store and transport to fisheries / weigh in.

April 2015 Field Day

Members, please be advised that the previous Go Anywhere field day listed in the club calendar for April has been updated to reflect the vote held by members in the March meeting. The event will now be held April 11th and 12th, and the boundaries are Whitehills to Preston. Please be advised that this event will have a briefing rather than an honour start. The briefing will be held just south of the Whitehills beach access track at 2PM sharp. Be there or be square. Good Luck!

Upcoming Events Feb / March 2015

Members please take note of the upcoming field day information.

Sat 28th Feb – Mon 2nd March
Go Anywhere (1 day bag limit)
Lines in : 5am Saturday
Weigh in : 4pm Monday at North Beach hall
Incentive : Biggest Flathead

Sat 7th – Sun 8th March
Estuary event – Anywhere in the Swan River
Lines in : 5am Saturday
Weigh in : 10 am Sunday under Southside of Narrows Bridge
Incentive : Largest Yellowfin Whiting

Good Luck and tight lines everybody!

15 Minute Mulloway

Club member Joe recently adventured out Perth metro to target some Mulloway. He wasn’t made to wait long. The sun still hadn’t set and no more than 15 minutes into the session, (probably still on his first bait) he hooked this nice mulloway.

The fish was tempted by a fillet of tailor. Cracking fish Joe, well done. Thanks for the report.



Snappertastic on the Plastics!

Wayne has been at it again folks.
Friday night Wayne took the tub out in metro waters to pass a few hours. He anchored up at an undisclosed location and proceeded to burley up for a snapper or two.
Once the trail was established he unholstered the weapon of choice, a Wilson Palagic Graphite rod 15-20lb, paired with a Shimano Stradic 4000 and fishing 15lb Berkley Fire Line braid.
Down went a Berkley Gulp 7 inch Jerk Shad soft plastic in the Pink Shine colour and up came this monster.

Massive Snapper


Lenght 1160mm. The fish was released to breed again being such an old fish.
Well done Wayne.

2014/15 Field Day Points Update to September 2014


Please find below a summary of 2014/15 field day points to date for April to September.

Tony D’Alonzo 1,467
Greg Uren 879
Wayne Drage 787
Joe Horvath 679
Adam Creese 666
Bruce Davies 624
Paul Berry 435
John Benniman 194
Bruce Carman 62
Malcolm Cruickshank 15
Laurie Birchall 185
Martin Humbert 100
Mike Harrold 65
Filomena D’Alonzo 264
Carolyn Benniman 198
Cherril Carman 50
Ben Sinclair 0
Luke Sinclair 0
Trent Palumbo 0
Vienna Palumbo 0

2014/15 Badge Points Update April to June


Please find below a summary of 2014/15 field day points to date for April to June.

Tony is off to a flyer, Wayne and Greg are averaging good points per field day and there is a decent battle for early honours in the ladies division.

Tony D’Alonzo 1226
Wayne Drage 647
Greg Uren 566
Joe Horvath 411
Bruce Davies 357
Adam Creese 297
Paul Berry 246
John Benniman 194
Brian Woodman 95
Malcolm Cruickshank 15
Laurie Birchall 85
Mike Harrold 15
Filomena D’Alonzo 264
Carolyn Benniman 198
Ben Sinclair 0
Luke Sinclair 0
Trent Palumbo 0
Vienna Palumbo 0

Fishing Report: Southwest Sambos

Club member Wayne, a noticeable absentee from the last field day (albeit due to holiday commitments with his family), sent in a report of a land based fishing session at a secret spot of his on the south west coast.

Rockfishing WA

Wayne slide baited some fresh caught herring and skippy along with just the right amount of burley to temp some yellow tail kings and sambos. Wayne put his trust in nothing less than his faithful Alvey reels (15kg line), on 9144 rods.

Southwest Rock Fishing

Fish ranging from 12-30KG were accounted for with most successfully released. Those that didn’t release were dispatched, filleted, sliced thin and shallow fried fresh that day, feeding the entire holiday group of 22 people. Nothing was wasted which is great to hear.

One for the pool room!

One for the pool room!

Top work Wayne and thanks for the report.

Club Trophy Social this weekend

Members are reminded that the club trophy social is to be held the 12th of July from 12:00pm. BYO  drinks and BBQ meat, salads and desserts will be provided.

Details can be found in the latest copy of Fish Tales, or obtained by contacting a committee member.