This just in from Antia of UMDR (for those not bragging the CAA June Chill event):
(Key update – more fly related stock has arrived from Hardy and …. my memory fails me but another well known brand 🤔 Airflo?)
Nathan is back in town and has been recruited as the fulltime manager of the new Compleat Angler Canberra. It is in the previous WetSpot shop at 16 Wollongong St, Fyshwick (their sign will be replaced by a Compleat Angler soon). The shop is also selling Hobie kayaks etc and offering servicing for kayak owners.
One thing has changed. The shop will be supporting CAA for raffles etc, but individual discounts via club membership won’t be offered. Instead individuals will be getting bonus credits with each purchase through an individual loyalty plan. Nathan can explain fully when you drop in. The credit amount depends on what you buy but my recent experience was that mine was around 10%.
NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers has brought to our attention this survey. It is being conducted to inform Snowy-Monaro Regional Council about recreational anglers and their engagement with their sport in the region. You are encouraged to take part. This is a real chance for you to have your say and influence Council. It took me 10 minutes.
Fly Fish Australia still needs another 5 Controllers for next weekend’s competition at Tumut. As you can see above, a very attractive “thank you package” will be given to all controllers.
See the Facebook link below for package and contact details.
Wed 8th May – 7:30PM at Raiders Weston Club. Speaker will be Associate Professor Chris Fulton from the Research School of Biology at the ANU will be telling us about the endangered high country Murray crayfish.
Thu 16th May – ACT Fly Fishers have kindly invited all CAA members to their monster fly fishing gear auction night from 7:30 pm at the Deakin Soccer Club at 3 Grose Street in Deakin. The idea is to bring along your pre-loved but good fly fishing gear on the evening and have them auctioned off to provide you with dollars in your pocket and provide beginning fly fishers (or you) with nice rods, reels, lines and all manner of gear. ACTFF will keep ten percent of the sale price which is next to nothing. Just like previous auctions it promises to be a fun night.
Fri 17th – Sun 19th May – Stefan is hosting our annual trip to Tumut. More information has been sent out via email.
Wed 22nd May – Fly tying – usual time of 7:30PM at Raiders Weston Club. Fly will be advised.
Late breaking news from Antia at UMDR about a free seminar on the mysteries of this cute furry creature. Also a chance to join some citizen science. Check out the flyer below.
The road access to the Eucumbene River at Denison is gated off but people with mobility problems can seek permission, and if necessary, the special key.
Luke (our Facebook manager) has spotted the DPI announcement of this year’s request process. Well done mate.
For those who aren’t following the CAA Facebook page, here is a link to the relevant post.
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.
The NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers annual Interclub Flyfishing Meet is being held at Black Gold Motel, Wallerawang on 3-5 May 2019 (weekend before Mothers’ Day).
CAA is an affiliate of NSWCFA and so is eligible to enter a team into this meet. It is a relaxed social get together but incorporates an inter club team competition with a mix of judged fishing, fly casting, fly tying and fish photography rounds. CAA have not attended in the past as it has clashed with other events but Stefan hopes to encourage members for this season. More info below: