Please find below the link to the current Membership forms
At the NSWGFA AGM held over the weekend (16-17 July) Changes to Shark T&R were voted in and are effective as of the 18th July.
The rationale for the proposal was to encourage fishers to tag sharks that are borderline making minimum weight, as opposed to bringing tem in just in case it weighs.
6-10kg 15kg 24kg 37kg 60kg
Sharks 3750pts 3450pts 3000pts 2550pts 2250pts
Blue Sharks 3125pts 2875pts 2500pts 2125pts 1875pts
Yellowfin and Albacore take over the offshore scene
Last week and most of the calm seas and low wind weather days has scene Kiama Boat trailer parking and grassy areas covered in trailers, a reminder of Bermagui with Yellowfin and Albacore plus the odd Bluefin offshore drawing anglers to our fishery. There have been plenty of Yellowfin and Albacore at the boat ramp but we had X-Factor come to weigh station with a 48.1kg Fin to angler Ray Xerri (see photo attached). Those who follow my Facebook would have seen pic already.
Apparently most of the fish have been a long way out with 1500 to 1600 fa the go. Lures and cubing have both been successful. The go is of course catch one on a lure and stop and cube.
Steve Banks on Frantic lost a big Fin when leader broke on 37kg using hard body Killer Vibes. "Not happy Jan", it was his favourite Killer Vibe!
Reports have fish feeding on Sauries, so would appear blue & white colours may be the go?
Hopefully the Fin will move in a little closer and come onto the Canyons?
Southern Zone Presso saw the Club pick up 5 awards with Highest Point Scoring Boat Tag & Release, George Bass Trophy going to ProFishEnt on 150,000 pts, well done to Sondal and his crew who had a big year in Comps. "Kano" fishing off ProFishent picked up 2 awards with Heaviest Marlin 130.8kg Black and Most Meritorious marlin for same fish that scored 17, 108 pts also to Kane Clarke.
In the Juniors Lachlan "Locky"Rogers " also won two trophies for Heaviest Marlin Capture and Heaviest Capture in the Junior divisions with his 123kg Blue Marlin, that also took out Heaviest Marlin in the Blowhole Big Fish Classic this year-see photo attached.
Well done to Sondal, Kano and Locky!
In the NSWGFA AGM and Presentation, Southern Zone won Champion Zone "Chooks "award for Tag & Release and runner up in Capture.
Check out Club Website for changes to Tag & Release points for Sharks: www.kiamagfc.com.au