What a weekend!!! A car breakdowns, delays, great meals, and lots of laughs to compensate for a few fish. Six members shared a wonderful weekend with delightful weather albeit marred by a breakdown that required a car trailer and a return trip to Melbourne and a backup vehicle to be brought back. Thanks to Jamie Burrell and Mick Coats for all their efforts in helping Alan Russell to get his car and boat back to Melbourne. Quite a bit of angling time lost.
Five anglers fished the lake on Saturday after launching at Macs Cove for two trout and a redfin. Not a very good result for a sustained effort of trolling and a little bait fishing. The trout were taken with pink Tassie Devils lures as was also the case for other boats lucky enough to catch a trout.
Sunday’s effort was worse with no fish taken from the lake or the Delatite and Howqua Rivers.
The highlight of the weekend was the camp oven roast on Sunday evening. A hole was dug and the fire lit to generate a good bed of coals. A perfect job for stage one. The lamb was put in the oven and then the oven was placed in the fire pit and then covered with ashes. All good at this stage. After an hour it was suggested we turn the roast over to ensure an even cooking cycle. In this process it was noted that the oven was red hot which was not a good sign. The lid was opened and it was observed the lamb had cooked rather quickly. The picture tells the story. Fortunately the beef was done in the oven with a little better control. Surprisingly under the blackish crust the lamb was well cooked and a bit of carbon was deemed to be good for the teeth. Lots of veges compensated for the lack of lamb.
The Roast Lamb – Cooking time 1 hour – Temperature 700 degrees C (approx)
Except for the mishaps we all had a great weekend and it was great to see how every body pitched in to help a mate in need.