Howqua Association Interclub trip 1-2/09/2018
Most members arrived Friday and settled into the lodge and it rained most of the day which provided some adventures in managing car and boat parking in slippery conditions.
Saturday the rain almost cleared with calm winds. Tony Dorners had a few issues with bogged vehicle and driver’s door and delayed some people. The lake was looking good for those members who headed out as most members trawled Tassie devil or sting lures from the Howqua River arm to the Goulburn River arm. 16 fish were weighed in on Saturday night for PNAC and 12 trout weighed in for the Howqua Association interclub comp representing 14 anglers from PNAC at 7.4 kg. 5 members fished the river and Petras Surna released a nice trout in our measured fish competition and Geoff Aylward non- member landed 3 nice trout.
The PNAC were leading after weigh in on an average around 5.kg and our nearest competing club was Dunlop Bayswater on an average just over 2.0kg.
Once again the meal provided by the Howqua Association was excellent on Saturday night as all 5 clubs came to eat and enjoyed each other’s company. The Raffle was mainly won from the other clubs and PNAC were out of luck in the draw.
Prior to Saturday night's meal the Howqua Association had there AGM meeting with all clubs and some position outcomes were discussed. This tip will now be moved a week later so members can enjoy Father’s Day with their families.
Sunday morning was clear skies and a zero degrees start for those who ventured out as most members fished the lake and a couple fished the river. Although the weather had clear blues skies it did not turn the fish on and we only had 1 fish weighed in on the river.
Results PNAC comp.
Richard Higlett 1 Redfin .250kg, Lake
Tony Dorner 1 Brown Trout .485kg, Lake
Petrus Surna Rainbow Trout 37cm, river
John Costa Brown Trout .520kg, Lake
Julian Costa Brown Trout .810kg, Lake
Geoff Aylward 3 Brown trout 1.110kg, river
John Deveson 2 Brown trout 1.245kg, lake
Daniel Trafford 3 Brown Trout 2.220kg, lake -- Heaviest B/T 1.175kg
Andrew Brandi 4 Brown trout and 1 Redfin 2.795
Total 18 fish for 9.435kg.
Howqua Association Interclub Competition PNAC with a weight just under 8.0kg for 14 anglers and Dunlop Bayswater not far behind with a weight around 7.5kg for 20 anglers. Daniel Trafford had the heaviest Trout for the competition and received a trophy to be engraved.
Steven Relf then presented the shield to the winning Club PNAC and president John Deveson.
Thanks to Kevin and Niki for taking photos.