Growing interest in the surf estuary fishing at Port Albert has seen the club facility and competition well patronized this weekend.
For most the three and a half hour drive to Port Albert is usually a leisurely sojourn during daylight hours. For others that work, the road at night can be challenging. Native animals, pot holes and slippery conditions when wet are some of the factors that require greater concentration.
Over the years we have all had our share of grief on this road. On Friday night unfortunately two of our younger members joined the ranks of casualties on this challenging road.
Daniel Trafford, accompanied by Julian Costa, were involved in an accident where Daniel’s car is most probably a write off. The offending piece of road has claimed seven accidents in the last two weeks with one fatality.
Fortunately our two boys are still with us. A little sore for the experience, but much wiser. I would like to thank the members who supported the boys over the weekend, helped to pick them up from close to the accident scene and got them home safely.
On the competition side of things Saturday was just a so so day with Frank Calleja having the best bag with salmon, tailor, and flathead for 3.40kg. Tony Coon caught a standout King George whiting that tipped the scales at 700grams.
Sunday was a better day to be on the water. Good bags included Rod King, with one snapper of 6.6kg, a gummy and four flathead for 11.40kg. Brian Paice had thirteen flathead five whiting and a gummy for 8.05 kg.
The surf estuary competition was won by Frank Calleja with 16 fish for 6.90 kg, second was Peter Goldsworthy with 12 fish for 4.75 kg and third was Tony Coon with nine fish for 3.00kg.
The salt water comp was won by Rod King with six fish for 11.40kgs, second was Brian Paice with twenty fish for 8.90 kg and third was John Costa with fifteen fish for 5.85 kgs.
A great weekend had by all. Could have had a bit more luck from the fishing gods.