Coming Events

the fishing tackle shelf being offered up for the silent auction (email bids to Editor Burley Lines or come to the AGM

Sun 22nd Jul – Nathan is taking us to Uriarra Crossing to impart some of his knowledge on “presentation casting” – all those sneaky ways to get your fly in the right place in the right manner under challenging situations. Time is 1000, more details via email. Note change of date.

Wed 25th Jul – Fly tying at usual time of 7:30PM at Raiders Weston. Tie and instructor was to be Jason M but he is no longer available. Replacement to be advised.

Wed 8th Aug – AGM starting at the earlier time of 7:00PM at Raiders Weston. Raffles, door prizes, nibbles and finalisation of the silent auction of the fishing kit shelf.

Wed 22nd Aug – flytying will be run by Shaun with his Crustacean Bugger. Normal time of 7:30PM at Raiders Weston Club. More details by email in due course.

Fri-Sun 24-26th Aug – the annual Committee Strategic Planning meeting at Bondi Forest Lodge. All members are invited to come along to the weekend to compete in the third 120 Minute fly tying/fishing competition.

For future reference: 9, 16 and 23 Sep are our fly casting instruction days on the lawns of Old Parliament House. More information closer to the date

Recipe – Eucumbene Trout Farm Smoked Trout Pizza

Lyall visited Peter and Karen Cottrell at the Eucumbene Trout Farm a couple of weeks ago. He hadn’t realised that they have a fantastic family style restaurant there which specialises in trout dishes and can be paired with excellent wines if that is what you like. Peter was kind enough to send Lyall their Smoked Trout Pizza recipe so he thought he should share it with our friends in Canberra Anglers’ Association.

Smoked Trout Pizza

Silent Auction – Fishing Gear Storage Shelf

An anonymous donor has crafted this impressive item and donated it to CAA as a fundraiser.

Store your favourite fishing and tying equipment in your study or garage. Stores up to four rod tubes. MDF construction ready for undercoating and painting to the colour that matches your décor. If you want to varnish the cabinet you will need to do a little sanding.

  • Biscuit and glue construction -> no nails or screws.
  • French cleat mounting bracket -> screw the bracket to the wall and then ‘simply’ lift and hang the cabinet.


  • 700 mm x 300 mm x 900 mm (w) x (d) x (h)
  • Shelf heights: 155 mm, 160 mm, 125 mm, 195 mm
  • Rod tube storage diameter = 80 mm

Email your bids to Burley Line Editor see our home page, or come to the AGM on 8 Aug to see it ‘live’ and join the silent auction.

(Note that Lyall has populated the shelf with angling items for demonstration purposes and aren’t part if the auction 😁)

Survey on Environmental Flows in ACT

My ever vigilant wife spotted a fish related matter in the Chronicle. The ACT Govt is looking for community consultation on environmental flows. Clearly they have an impact on fish habitat but have to be balanced with other needs. I seem to recall our last water drama was partly caused by misjudged releases.

Have your say at

You might care to copy any comments you have to the Secretary in case CAA puts together a club submission.

Jul 2018 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 134)

Fishing is a bit quiet, though I had thought I might have had more on the trout streams closure – seems water levels meant that it was extremely quiet. Lyall reports here on our Saltwater Event which was a lot of fun (always good to catch fish eh!). This is the decider for the Saltwater Trophy. In that vein, if you haven’t already brought in your trophies to Lyall, please do so at the July meeting so that they can be taken off to be engraved with this season’s awardees. The July meeting is also the last opportunity to register your catches in the ‘little green book’ – remember that inclusion in the “Notable Fish Recorded” section of this newsletter is not an official registration for trophy purposes.

Good to see Luke, Lyall and JQ got into some fish after braving the weather and the mud.


RecFish Alliance (NSW) June Newsletter

This has just arrived and can be viewed here.

Apart from repeating some items from the CFA newsletter there were only a couple items of keen interest to me:

Alvey Reels to stay in production after all

New Crown land management laws from July – not sure what the consequences of this are but it seems the state government have delegated management to local councils. I wonder if visibility and anglers’ voice will be impeded. More examination by a Burley Line cub reporter is needed, though the article does say:

A Community Engagement Strategy, which outlines requirements for engagement on key Crown land dealings such as licences, leases and sales, will also start on July 1.

“Communities throughout NSW will have the opportunity to be more involved in decisions on how Crown land is managed,” Mr Toole said.

NSW Council of Freshwater Angling June Newsletter

Arrived too late for Jun Burley Line but is available here.

One interesting item from Gaden Hatchery Tri-Annual report: “5,000 heat treated larger fingerlings” (rainbows) “were available and released into Googong Dam for potential increased survival rate with redfin.

The newsletter has two topical articles on the National Carp Control Program and the recent proposed legislation to protect brumbies in the Kosciuszko National Park.

Photograph by members of Monaro Acclimatisation Society show the bottom photo shows stream bank damage and siltation in Mosquito Creek