Got this today from the DPI, it is unfortunate that it clashes with our monthly meeting:
We’re calling on anglers to join us for an informal get together from 4pm on Wednesday 10th April at Gaden Trout Hatchery to discuss the NSW trout strategy.
This is a great opportunity to meet DPI staff and for anglers to hear about new and ongoing research, enhancements to hatcheries, stocking and management arrangements and DPI/ angler communication. The event will begin with presentations from management and research staff after which anglers can tour the facilities and see demonstrations on research techniques such as tagging and electrofishing and participate in further discussions. The event will conclude by 6:30pm followed by light refreshments and you can join in at anytime throughout the afternoon. Please RSVP to Gaden Trout Hatchery on 6451 3400.
I received an update on the Ozfish Unlimited AUSTRALIA FLY FISHING FESTIVAL.
Craig Daly and Matt Tripet are again running what is becoming an annual event up at Thredbo. More information here.
Got the following from Luke:
On my way back from the coast, I decided up pull up for break and have a quick flick on the river at a particularly ‘fishy’ looking pool. I was lucky enough to land 3 bass, all around the 30cm mark and dropped a couple more. I could only stay for half an hour so I’m definitely keen to get back there and spend some more time exploring the area.
Update on Lake Wallace progress.
These have arrived via Steve. Two items piqued my interest:
- Seems NSW anglers have similar access rights to water as those found in NZ … I will await with interest to see what that really means. Much has been said to me about the “Queen’s Chain” alongside rivers in NZ.
- Chair of RFNSW is to “write to Snowy Monaro Regional Council about facilitating opportunities for recreational fishing access and stocking Trout at Lake Wallace near Nimmitabel.” There has been a response already – unfortunately not positive. Steve assures us that MAS is still on the case.
Some interesting observations on how the brown trout run progressed – somewhat encouraging but less so for rainbows. The issue of cormorants and pelicans in the trout breeding areas has been raised with the environmental department – let’s see what transpires.
Waterwatch is again looking to us report. The report can be submitted on line.
A good discussion in the Canberra Times.
We have learnt that Bryan’s funeral has been arranged at the Norwood Park Crematorium 2pm Wednesday 3rd October 2018.
It is with sadness that we have received news of Bryan’s passing.
Bryan was a long term member and ongoing supporter of Canberra Anglers. He served as president about 50 years ago and spoke about our second decade during our 60th anniversary dinner. CAA granted life membership in 2013 – a photo of him receiving the certificate is in the Sep 2013 Burley Line
. A tribute piece is in the Canberra Times.
Bryan was a noted raconteur and his stories and ready advice will be sorely missed.