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Next Meeting

Wed 8th June 2022. Speaker to be advised. I would expect it will be face-to-face at Raiders and on Zoom starting 7:30PM. Details will be sent by email. Trophy holders please get them to John or bring to the June meeting.

Next Activities:

Wed 22nd Jun. Fly Tying via Zoom. Details will be sent via email.

No more fishing events this season. The Committee have sought members’ suggestions for 2022-2023 season.

News on our casting days and Saltwater Trophy events postponed due to COVID, will be advised in due course.

NSW DPI Fisheries – Angler Access Website

Readers of Newsletter Burley Line would be aware that NSWCFA has been working with NSW DPI Fisheries to improve the DPI Angler Access website. DPI has just formally (re)launched the site.


We’d encourage readers to have a look. NSWCFA have asked that some kind of feedback process be available – I don’t see it yet, but feel free to send any you have to Bill.

There is a nifty way to download a portion of the map as a ‘georeferenced’ pdf. You can then view this file in an app like Avenza Maps to see where you are GPS located in relation to the access point marker. Bill might even be able remember how it is done. 😀

June 2022 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 179)

Reports here from our recent trip to Tumut – many thanks John for organising. Disparate reports here also from a very wet Lyle Knowles.

Jason M has headed north on long service leave, but managed to depart with one article submitted, plus a much appreciated effort organising enamel badges. Thanks Peter for spotting an interesting podcast and to Al McH (recently departed for points south of the border) for two reports – he has promised to keep us apprised of activities in Victoria, and also to possibly lead a CAA trip south. I’ve also included some fishing regulatory items.

The July meeting fast approaches where the ‘little green book’ closes and registration of catches for trophy consideration ceases. Those who were successful in earning a trophy last season have been asked to return the perpetual trophy. With Lyall away for a while, John is filling in. See him at the June (and July) meeting. Those who think they are in contention (probably not me this year) might think about, if they should win, whether they would wish to receive the small replica trophy presented for keeping. I chose not to last year (the mini-trophies are not inexpensive, and also present a dusting task back at home).

Have you got some stuff to share with other members via Burley Line? Not looking for War and Peace folks, just a couple of paragraphs and hopefully some pictures. If you are up for it, can you email to me before 23 June please? (The burley-line email address link is on our webpage www.canberra-anglers.asn.au).

Reminder also that the committee are looking for your ideas for events … bring your suggestions forward so that the program better reflects what you want to happen. Even better if you volunteer to co-ordinate it, the task is not onerous – see this guidance. As Claude said, one big bonus for you is that you’d be able to set the date.

Webinar on 23 May – Assessing natural barriers to assist with environmental flow planning for Macquarie perch spawning migrations in the upper Murrumbidgee River

Peter spotted this opportunity to listen on to what looks like an interesting webinar.

Saturday 21 May is World Fish Migration Day, which aims to create awareness about the importance of migratory fish and free-flowing rivers.

Within Australia’s great Murray-Darling Basin, native fish populations are currently estimated to be about 10% of pre-European settlement. One such species is the endangered Macquarie perch (Macquaria australasica).

Join Bush Heritage Australia’s Lis McClellan as we showcase the work of an exciting project using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) remote sensing and drone surveys to assess natural barriers to assist with environmental flow planning for Macquarie perch spawning migrations in the upper Murrumbidgee River.

All the information and registration link is available here.

NSWCFA May 2022 Newsletter

May Newsletter has arrived. Key points not covered by forthcoming Burley Line:

  • Respected fish researcher Richard Tilsey has died.
  • Lake Lyell pumped hydro project plans – potential impact on recreational angling. Another Snowy Hydro 2.0?
  • World Recreational Fishing ConferenceWorld Recreational Fishing Conference, 19-23 Feb 2023, Melbourne
  • Trout Allocation Committee meeting

May 2022 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 178)

Well, the days are drawing in, some of the high water has eased a bit and it appears the fishing is excellent. Augurs well for the forthcoming club event up at Tumut being led by John. I hope to see lot of you up there and a fulsome report in due course.

Meanwhile, the April trip to the Goodradigbee is reported here, along with two articles from Tristan and JM – much appreciate the effort guys. Greg S has been spotting interesting snippets on the web and Owen, travelling this month, has some unusual photos to share.

Just a reminder folks, your contributions to the newsletter are encouraged. For the next issue could you get it to me before 25 May?

Volunteers with boats needed

Received from Steve Samuels. Contact me or use the email link on our webpage, if you don’t have Steve’s email address.

Dear supporters.

Well, it is on again.

Gaden Trout Hatchery has approximately 10,000 grown out trout for stocking in Lake Eucumbene on 7 May 2022.  Just like we did last year, the plan is to distribute these fish via boat, so to allow this to happen I invite those interested and who have a boat to participate in this event.  If you are interested in helping out please respond to me ASAP as there is a fair bit of organising to do.  Boats will be loaded with fish at the Buckenderra Holiday Village at 9am.

After the event the Gaden staff will put on a BBQ breakfast for participants.

Steve Samuels


Monaro Acclimatisation Society Inc

Fly Tying 27 May 2022

Lyall was part of a Fly Fishers International Fly Tying Group member tying session where a Sunfish fly was tied …. not ever seen this fly pattern myself. Moreover Lyall said it was using coloured deerhair with a technique he’d never seen before.

We found the session was recorded and on YouTube

Lyle Knowles – 15 May

The previously postponed Lyle Knowles Trophy will be held on Sunday 15 May. We are looking for the longest trout caught on fly between the confluence of Condor Creek and the Cotter River and the foot of Bendora Dam. Take photos of your fish so that we can all marvel at them !!!