Big catches, Frankie & Den or tinker & tailor go down the mouth for the volume catch and did pretty well, they got a heap of tailor. They caught so many but not a lot of takers to eat the bloody fish so they listed them for sale on eBay, some interest from India I am told.
All up pretty keen fisherman, all boats out were going out for tailor and the lures were flying. Frankie takes Dave Fairy's head out with a flying laser....nice cast Frank, hope I can return the favour sometime.
The message of the trip from Frankie was "always go for the brooooooooown line & fish like there is no tomorrow!", however this was a little confusing to all since nobody could get any brown line and we didn't know what we were doing today, yet alone tomorrow.
Pretty good catches all up, silver tongue Reece had some valuable input to the club weigh-in and it's good to see the young folk contributing to the discussion on the Saturday, but unfortunately we can't reproduce those comments here.
Kevin from heaven came through on the Sunday morning with 5 nice bream, and placed himself well on the map (modestly as always) Unfortunately Reece was a no catchy monkey on that day which he responded appropiately with "#$@%$^##.....fish"!
Young Jonh Owen and Dave Fleming performed well in their inimitable style, quiet achievers bagging many, "We threw back several smaller keepers & only kept the Flew/Owen keepers"
Coonster & mate Doug had a quiet time on the water but certainly not at the rooms. The 10pm curfew was breached several times while bottles were emptied in the interests of the environment, but however, not in the interest of their health or sanity of their bunkmates. They did invade the shallow regions of the upper Brodrib Lake, scooping mullet with their bare hands, since it was only a bees d1ck deep.
The Millers... Mrs Miller was exemplary in her refereeing abilities, suggesting the tail cut off the catch on the weigh-in, all agreeds this was unnecessary as all fish were unique individuals and some even had names.
Keep Tight lines & bad jokes.... and fish like there is no tomorrow!!
By: David Fairy
As Dave Fairy mentions in his report, Frank and I targeted the Tailor at the mouth of the Snowy early each morning. I/We had great fun, as this was only about the 2 or 3 times I had been trolling. A lot of Tailor was kept for future bait.. The rupee exchange rate in India to Aussie $$$ was S/House.
True story, Dave's hat saved him from Frank's wayward cast. Frank drove us all CRAZY by constantly quoting the line ...."Always use brooooooooown line, and fish like there is no tomorrow" .. I am reliably advised he was told this by a good Croatian mate of his.
Back to my fishing report, after fishing the Snowy in the morning Frank and myself fished the Brodribb, from the boat ramp at the "Curlip" upstream to Lake Curlip itself. We both manage to weigh in some nice Bream and some exceptionally nice Luderick. As did Jonh Owen and Dave Fleming, really well done guys. "We" (F&D) passed them both at one stage on the water and asked how they were going, after being told and show their efforts, "We" asked where abouts.... as you do... Dave pointed UPSTREAM and Jonh DOWNSTREAM..... now that’s REAL Fisherman... thanks guys.
The Coonster and Doug had a quiet time apparently on the water, I did see evidence of their evening endeavours, in which "WE" also participated in and indeed enjoyed emptying a few brown ones, red ones, etc. etc.
Kevin, poor, poor, Kevin... again had boat/engine problems, but on the last morning of the competition weighed in 5 very respectable Bream, Rhys had a quiet trip.
The Millers especially Linda, caught and weighed in some very nice Bream and some BLOODY nice Luderick. Matt and Graham also caught some very nice fish, but Linda gets the "gold star".
In summary, the only "bait" worth using was sandworm, it was a great trip, with great company... and I look forward to next year’s trip.
By: Dennis Dowling