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Two Safety Related Offers from NSW Maritime

Firstly, boaters can safely dispose of their out of date distress flares at locations along the New South Wales Coast. Locations may be viewed at the NSW Maritime website via this link.

They are also conducting inflatable lifejacket self – service clinics at locations along the New South Wales Coast.

Join these clinics to be guided through manufacturer’s self-servicing requirements to ensure that yours is compliant and works when you need it most.

Locations may be viewed at the NSW Maritime website via this link.

Coming Events

Next Meeting:

Wed 11th Dec – end of year bbq. Lennox Gardens/Nara Park on Lake Burley Griffin behind the Hyatt. Don’t know the confirmed time but no doubts there’ll be an email. We’ve typically had keen anglers there from mid afternoon.

Next Events:

Fri-Sun 13th15th Dec – Bill leading a trip staying at Jindabyne. Book in ASP.

Outside CAA:

Thursday 6th Feb – we’ve been invited to attend the ACTFF fundraiser in support to the Australian Fly Fishing Team for the 2020 Commonwealth event.

Fly Tying 27 Nov 2019 – Messy Dun Fly

John tells us:

This month we will be tying a foam mayfly body, similar to the body Muz Wilson used on his Messy Dun fly.

The recipe includes:

  • A long needle
  • 2mm foam – colour of your choice
  • Elk or reindeer hair for the tail
  • Thread to match the foam.

In addition you will need to bring scissors or a knife to cut out the foam and your vice to hold the needle.

December 2019 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 150)

The issue is a little light on for local news.  I had to publish early as I’ll be away in the last week of Nov (no, not fishing unfortunately) so our special Christmas edition could be a bumper issue with reports on the BugBlitz from Jaime (conducted last weekend), the Brogo trip led by Stefan this weekend, Jindabyne led by me and maybe some stuff from Claude on a recent trip to the upper Snowy.  Fingers crossed.

Meantime, our President has offered up some notes and pictures from his trip across the ditch, and ever-reliable Lyall has submitted an intriguing take on his most recent backcountry trip in NZ.  Peter sent in some notes encouraging us to pay more attention to our flylines (guilty as charged mate – that photo could be one of mine)

A Season in Profile

Spotted this on the MAS website. Rod Whiteway has penned an excellent piece summarizing the past season on the lower Monaro around the Kybeyan River. Rod is on the MAS executive and expresses his concerns in respect to the effects of the current drought and paucity of insect life.