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CAA Program Change

JQ is leading “High Country Trout” in April. The original dates clash with a Fly Fish Australia competition so our event has been brought forward one week – Fri 5 to Sun 7 Apr.

Note that this unfortunately clashes with the revised date of 6 Apr for the Penrith Fly Fishing Festival (though this is not strictly a CAA event).

So much on – so few weekends! 🙂

“Bass Stop” – Luke has had Some Luck with Bass

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.

Recreational Fishing NSW Advisory Council – Meeting 10 minutes – Update

Update on Lake Wallace progress.

These have arrived via Steve. Two items piqued my interest:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

RFNSWmeeting10

Wallace Lake

Learn about our waterbugs

CAA just learnt about this opportunity. Antia from UMDR emailed this bug workshop flyer. The one in Adaminaby will look at water bugs in the high country so will be of great interest to fly fisherman.

Friday 2 November from 10:00am – 3:00pm in Adaminaby at the Community Hall.

Saturday 3 November at Lion’s Youth Haven, 244 Kambah Pool Road, Kambah from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Waterbug Workshop Nov2018

Vale Dr Bryan Pratt

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.

Membership Subscription is Due Now

The AGM has passed and subs are due. New and renewing members are encouraged to process their application using the web form. This also provides advice on e- banking account. Please contact Bill (either via his normal email or via the Burley Line link on our home page.

Fees remain unchanged at $30 normal membership, $10 juniors, $40 family and $10 concession (ie Age Pension, Carer’s or other Dept Social Services/Veteran’s Affairs pension)