If you follow the link below you will find a petition regarding the release of a feral horse management plan for Kosciuszko National Park. Could you please fill it in and send the link to all your networks and encourage them to fill it in as well.
I understand KNP is currently managing under decade old plan. Much work has been undertaken to develop a new plan but there has been a lack of transparency.
75 years ago a gathering at the Kingston Hotel was called to determine interest in forming our 1great club. We are ‘re-enacting’ this event on Thu 15 Oct 2020 to celebrate 75 years of connecting anglers here in the region.
With COVID restrictions on numbers, the organisers are calling for registration. For those who have already received the invitation via email from Lyall, please register using the procedure described there. For those of you not in receipt of the email, you can register your interest using the form below – please wait for confirmation from the organisers before putting it into your calendar … as we said, spaces are constrained and not everyone will be able to attend.
The front cover this month is reproduced from the 1950’s version of CAA Newsletter – a special treat given it is our 75th birthday.
This month Burley Line is dominated by images from our annual free Fly Casting Days for the Public. A pleasing turnout was achieved given some shocking weather and the threat of COVID. Everyone conducted themselves in a COVIDSafe fashion and still managed to learn much from our in-house instructors, Mark, Nathan and Lyall plus some valued guests in the form of Peter Morse and Nick Taransky. All the photos submitted to Burley Line (many thanks John and Andrew) are up on the web in an archive folder, protected by a password. CAA members and participants, can contact the editor if you’d like to browse on-line.
Remaining articles this month come courtesy of our two Jasons – many thanks guys … I can trust you to provide contributions. A combination of fishing in warm places, information on native fish stocking opportunity and more reel maintenance (with an appropriate happy ending).
With my other hat on … members are reminded that CAA fees are due from the AGM (ie last month), a number of our long-term members have yet to renew – please do so. Our ‘Join Us’ page has downloadable or on-line web forms to amend any contact information. It has all the information on how to do funds transfer … note that we have a new account number.
In the Sep 2020 Burley Line Jason provided some notes describing his efforts of renovating an old baitcaster reel and the full description was added to the gear blog … I thought the article seemed to end abruptly in a cliff-hanger. Little was I to know that a second part was in the mill.
Life Member Stuart, now retired down the coast, has brought to my attention a worthy cause. Mending Casts Inc is a not for profit providing casting retreats in Victoria to cancer survivors including running Casting for Recovery. They are auctioning off a very nice looking fishing net. Bids close 1 Oct. More information attached here.