2022 Tin Can Bay Fishing Club News

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May 2022

The club has been active on the fishing, fundraising, and fun fronts during May and more of all 3 F’s are planned for June. 

To quote from our Weigh Master “The crazy weather conditions have continued right through the month of April and into May. I don’t know who this La Niña chick is, but I wish she’d take a break”.

The club announced the dates for the annual Free Fishing Workshops / Training Days to be held in late June and early July for the Juniors aged between 7 and 15 on 31st May - we were fully booked out withing days.  An announcement will be made towards the end of June giving details of the Senior’s Free Fishing Workshops / Training Days.

Again quoting from the Weigh Master’s report for May (it saves me time and he knows what he’s talking about). “… 40+ quality fish were submitted in April to the weighmaster. Species registered included Tuskfish, Dart, Flathead, Whiting, Sweetlip, Snapper, Mud crab and a very nice 67cm Dolphin fish caught with a lure, by Dan (the man) Lyell. Trevor (Always Tryin’) Ryan landed a beaut Flathead (63cm). Not to be outdone, Bill (Gene) Kitney caught 13 Dart, ranging from 37-48 cm. He would have caught more, but Crafty Andrews snuck in and took the last four Dart available at Bill’s spot.

It is my pleasure to announce the monthly TCBFC competition winner for April 2022. It was a great month for quality and quantity of fish submitted; but there can be only one winner.
With an outstanding Grass Sweetlip measuring 71cm, this month’s winner is Crafty Andrews. Congratulations to Derek and everyone who participated”.

April 2022

The month is well underway and with catches of fish a being a bit patchy, but some nice sized fish have been caught as well as some good-sized Mud Crabs. There are 5 fishing trips planned, 2 fundraising events, and 2 social events. The next Keely Rose charter trip is currently set down for Friday 3 June.
Fishing activities schedule for April

March 2022

March started in a similar vein to February - wet. Nonetheless, several intrepid members ventured out in the bay, and we were even able to hold one land-based event at Norman Point without getting too wet.

In the bay there were some excellent catches of Mud crab, Mangrove Jack, Nannygai, Trevally, Cod, Tuskfish and Flathead. Notably missing from this list were significant catches of squid and Whiting, with only one Whiting (33cm) being reported.

At the land-based event we held at Norman Point there were several Flathead caught, a small Shovel-Nosed Shark, numerous Gar, and several nice Whiting – the Whiting were nice and fat and were almost cylindrical. After our slow start to the year we were able to fit in 2 social events – one at the Fraser Grill, Goomboorian, and the other was a BBQ at our clubrooms where around 80 members attended!! Club member John Blackman gave a cast net demonstration with some personal instruction being provided to some members. Also, club member and sponsor Chris Rippon from The Chandlery Bait & Tackle gave a knife sharpening demonstration to a group of attentive members.

February 2022

The Club recommenced activities after being in recess during January, and even though there were no official Club activities plenty of fish were caught. On the one boating trip that we were able to fit in there was a good turnout of boats & members with some good quality fish weighed in including Nannygai, Cod, Sweetlip, & Mangrove Jack - even an unusual piece of coral!! Fresh live bait (Mullet) did the trick and the prawn style lures also performed well. Members report that Kauri Creek has been fishing well for Whiting and Flathead and that squid are still being caught.

The Club has received some great news having been successful in gaining funding from the Department of Agriculture so that we can again run a series of fishing workshops for the public. Once the details have been sorted out and dates set, we will be publicising the dates and seeking participants – last year’s workshops were a great success.

In the coming month The Club will be recommencing its fund raising events – Bunnings Sausage Sizzle (hopefully one a month) and our Chocolate Wheel / Raffle Stall at the Tin Can Bay markets, so please keep an eye out for us at both locations.

January 2022

The Club is in recess for the month of January which was always planned and will start February with a number of fishing activities.

There will however be no social events (non-fishing) held during February in light of the current COVID restrictions. The Executive will review the situation towards the end of February and advise of any changes at that time.

Members have reported catches of cod, summer whiting, flathead, and mud crabs; there have also been some decent sized Grunter and Mangrove Jack. Club member John Blackman recently landed a whopper Mangrove Jack which measured 58cm.
Here’s hoping for a great 2022 – happy new year to everyone.

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