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Last Sunday we had a Snapper Comp launching out from St Kilda, The Weather was fine at just under 10 Knots and surprisingly not many boats out compared to other days. The Fishing was pretty slow action with lots of Water between Fish and most were caught out deep early morning .

Ron did best on the Day Catching the 2 Snapper ( one at about 4.9kgs) and dropped another bigger fish and released two smaller snapper at 50cm hoping for bigger fish and we caught 2 undersize 7 gilled sharks and a few flathead.

The results are as follows:

1st Ron Mallet - 2 X Snapper = 8.5Kgs
2nd Chris O'Connell - 1 X Snapper = 3.85 Kgs
3rd Luke Byron - 1 X Pinkie =0.53kgs


Hello to all GDAC members though I would share a few of the highlights of our trip to Jindabyne. Laura and I left on Thursday and stayed at Khancoban Alpine Inn, the rooms were very good and rump steak for $16-00. On the way to Khancoban almost scored 2 little does .On leaving Khancoban on Friday Al had left his fridge on over night and his battery was as dead as a maggot ,after jump starting Al I nearly took out caravan half way along the Alipine way,we arrived at Jindabyne in the afternoon. I got little Dolphin ready for assault on Saturday.Got blown off the water on Saturday afternoon ,all day Sunday and it was still windy on Monday. Monday was very relaxed got up 0830 and had a line in by 10 am and had 2 nice browns by 11 am and went back to pack up around 1pm not bad for few hours fishing. Laura got her first brown in comp 1.15 kg.We managed 3 for total of 4kg.We left Jindabyne with snow falling and lake that was morrow glass ,typical the weather is always better when your going home. We took the long way home via Bemm. The fishing at Bemm and Marlo was dead. the bush flies were extremely irritating and I would have paid $100.00 for hat with corks. I was trying to do a turn with the boat at Dollies Garden, jack knifed the boat and cracked my right hand rear tail light. All and all we had a great time, nice to be back on the water after long absence.


Greensborough Angling Club had its annual trip to Khancoban in NSW with 15 members and 2 guests. This comp is a measure only competition.The fishing was tough for all the guys but most caught some fish. Lure fishing was extremly hard with no weed in the lake at all after it had been drained and died off which gave the resident fish no cover. All members turned to fishing mudeyes and scrub worms to try and temp these trout into biting.


1st: Tim Plummer

2nd: A Moore

3rd: B Fleming


Four intrepid (some would say stupid) members ventured to the Patterson River on Sunday with a cold and wet day looming. Surprisingly the day was reasonably mild, which brought out a lot of bank fishers, but not many fish. We toiled for six hours or so in very muddy water with a variety of baits, all to no avail.
Not much to talk about so the results were as follows.
1st Mick O'Connell 4 bites.
2nd Blue and Ronnie, equal with one bite each
3rd Bill Wainwright with an honorable mention -- no bites, but he tried really really hard and cooks a mean sausage!!

We almost disqualified Mick, we reckon any bloke that gets four bites without a hookup doesn't deserve to be mentioned.
He is on Notice!!!!


Seven members journeyed to Eildon on Sunday with a not very encouraging forecast.
Fishing commenced about 7.30am near the bridge and it was immediately evident that the outflow current was not condusive to bubble floating. Worms on the bottom and powerbait were tried without success and after a few hours, moves were made. Only Ron had landed a fish at this stage, on a Tassie Devil and the boys didn't know who got the biggest surprise, him or the fish!!
A move to the Bourke St end saw things still very slow but Blue managed to jag a nice Rainbow on powerbait. Wind had started up by this time, about 12.30, and conditions weren't all that good. Back for the weighin at the rotunda where we found that Florian had landed a fat Brown and dropped a couple of others. By this time the Pondage had almost emptied before our eyes and mud flats and the bottom were evident everywhere. Despite our checking that low outflows were planned, the rate was actually 4000megs and it looked like someone had pulled the plug and it was a poor return for a days fishing.
1st Florian K :Brown Trout@ 1,316 kg
2nd Blue G: Rainbow Trout @ 1.31 kg
3rd Ron M : Rainbow Trout @ 800g
Mick arranged for snags and rissoles and we enjoyed them and a bit of banter before heading home.
Because of the uncertainty of water levels and the effect they have on fish, most of us would be reluctant to schedule the Pondage again, it's just too unreliable.



Newlyns Reservoir

Very cold morning and very slow action a few bites here and there but good to catch up with everyone over a camp fire to keep warm and enjoy some hot food before we left.

Dennis Won the Comp and Blue came second and everyone else a close 3rd with no fish but thanks to those that came. Michael, Chris, Lee, Dennis, John W, Brian, Blue, Tommy, Phil and Florian.

Eight members and one visitor braved the coldest June morning for eleven years to make the trip to Eildon.Because the preceding days had been quite sunny and the forecast was for more of the same ,we felt confident that the day would turn out alright and this proved to be the case.
As it was also the second shortest day of the year, we settled on fishing "Gentlemens Hours" with a 9am start and 2pm weighin which I am sure proved attractive to some.
On the water was very pleasant but only eight fish were eligible to be weighed with five Trout and three Redfin meeting the criteria.
!st Johynny Whitfield 2 Trout @ 1.13kg, with biggest at 750g
2nd Ross Ayton 2 Trout @ 940g
3rd Ron Young 1 Redfin@ 320g

Ken Huston got a 250g Trout and Janine Young a couple of Reddies @510g (as a visitor)
Quite a lot of craft were on the water but we didn't see much evidence of any great catches, however as we always say "It sure beats sitting at home in the lounge room "

" May your rods keep bending"


Nine members made the trip to Upper Coliban on Sunday 26th May on a fairly cold day.
Fishing commenced about 8 am and the water was pretty flat, this didn't last long and the wind got up for most of the day.
Small Reddies were a nuisance and the first Trout didn't hit the bank until 10.15am followed by another at 10.30am. The next two were pretty well spaced over next couple of hours and we weighed in at 2pm.
First was John Dafilis with two Browns at 1,2kg, Second Phil Campbell one at 802 grams, third Blue Gault one at 780 grams. All fish were Browns around 43 - 44 cms and caught on Scrubbies.
A barbecue rounded off the day where fish were not plentiful (all were caught in the same small area) but it was good to explore a venue that most of us had not fished before.


G'day folks , just a quick report from bemm.
Once again a great time was had by all. The weather was almost too perfect , but the warm water temp really turned the flathead on. There was a couple of outstanding flathead landed and released by John whitfield with a 780mm model and Wayne Bradbury - Hogan with 670mm fish.
There was some nice bream about , if not a little patchy at times. Trevor Lewis managed the heaviest bream on live prawn - 1.070 , the next heaviest was 1.030 taken on a lure by Allan Moore.
The Bill McDade trophy for the heaviest bag of bream over the weekend was John Whitfield
with eight bream - 5.800kg all taken on vibes.
The open comp. was won by Allan Moore with a total of 7.410kg
2nd John Whitfield - 6.970kg
3rd Wayne Bradbury Hogan- 6.750kg

It was great to see fifteen members and two visitors make the journey.
Its a great social trip where members can get to know each other and enjoy some great angling opportunities in a beautiful location.

Hope to see you all there next year . Cheers - Al moore.



Every year a bunch of mates from the Club venture over to the Tasmanian Highlands for two weeks of fishing for the mighty Brown Trout. It is not a Club event , there is no competition and no points are scored. However the fishing is intense every day and a lot of fish are caught (and many released).
Some of the blokes have been doing this for about 17 years and as bed spaces are limited it is difficult to add to the numbers.
We stay at a Vietnam Veterans Bush Retreat at Dago Point on the banks of Lake Sorrell which was one of Tasmania's premier fisheries when the Lodge was built around 22 years ago.Sadly due to mismanagement of various systems the lake degenerated and became a muddy, dead area of water in which only Carp could survive.This they did to the extent that Lake Sorrell has been closed for fishing for a number of years while a reclamation process is carried out.We are told that this is slowly showing results but it will probably be many years before it returns to it's former glory.
This year we fished the first couple of weeks of February as usual and it was one of the best for many years in numbers caught.The bigger Trout were taken at Woods Lake as usual and this water performed much better than Arthurs Lake. Generally we didn't do well at Arthurs and fortunately the winds for Woods were favorable for most of the fortnight.
The nights at the Lodge are always a enjoyable, we are all good mates and there is much good natured banter By necessity we split into two groups to eat at night, The Beero's and the Quaffers. Beero's need no explanation, the Quaffers are the blokes who enjoy a good drop of Red, much to the ridicule of the other mob. One day we hope to educate them to some of the finer aspects of drinking and dining but it really is a forlorn hope, we haven't made much progress over the years!
We travel over on the daylight Spirit of Tasmania, meeting independently at dockside to board. This year two of the group were held up for reasons we won't go into and the ship sailed off into the wild blue yonder while they sat in their car waving goodbye. Suffice to say it is likely they will never live this down and the Gay Pride March will never be forgiven by the two concerned!!
The trip home is always a highlight as we tend to consume a few and join in the shipboard entertainment. A husband and wife singing duo have got to know us and "the fishermen from Greensborough" always get a mention.
It's a great adventure, one that we all look forward to doing for as long as we are able.

Following are a few pix which give an idea of the idyllic conditions on these lakes.