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The Burley Line, the monthly CAA newsletter

Apr 2017 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 120)

The arrival of Eli has been a moment of excitement, not just for JQ and Darlene, but perhaps for many in the club.  The traditional gift of flowers was sent to mark the occasion.  We all wish them well with this next exciting phase of their family life.  By the way, the card on Eli’s cot is showing an incorrect length, apparently his ‘blue book’ has 47.5cm recorded!

This issue of The Burley Line has reports from local fishing in a number of contexts plus some discussion on what might have a big impact on trout fishing in the mountains: “Snowy Hydro 2.0” as Malcolm is calling it.  One guest correspondent has provided a report on “Twigwater” in the Snowies, but perhaps more topical in the newsletter item on that report is a link to some videos including a familiar face – check it out.

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March 2017 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 119)

I wondered how the heat would affect the local fishing, but as you’ll see it certainly hasn’t affected Leon’s reddies nor some of the natives.  The Khancoban trip was a little mixed in results, but a most enjoyable weekend for all those attending.  Was good to explore new waters, some even heading ‘south of the border’.  I’m still wondering why Peter and I came home on the Sunday – even more when I read the notes from Jaime.

I really appreciate that two of our newer members have taken the time to provide some great yarns and nice photos – keep it up folks.  Plus, we’d been reading about the Victorian Fisheries experiment with using the warm water from the Hazelwood Power Station to raise barra – Luke C and Evan managed to snare one of the ballots for an early go at fishing this unique situation and provide their report.

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February 2017 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 118)

They said there wouldn’t be enough to publish, but they were mistaken!  Lyall’s call for articles resulted in a number of budding journalists submitting reports, a lot of our folk record firsts in their fishing career plus some sneak previews of what members heading up for our Khancoban trip might expect to see.  A packed issue.  Click on link below


December 2016 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 117)

This is likely to be the last issue for 2016 unless someone can step in to help the overworked President and produce a Christmas special – needn’t be a huge endeavour folks! Any way this one is full of good reading including:

  • Report and photos from our Jindabyne trip – 11-13 Nov
  • the cover photo is part of a report by Luke on a surprising find in Yerrabi Pond
  • Lyall has sent in two very interesting photos.
  • we document a recent first for a new member
  • two Tips from Anglers for Anglers

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From the team here at The Burley Line we hope the festive season is a safe and enjoyable one for you – starting with our December social gathering.  Hope to see lots of reports of your summer fishing in the new year. Don’t forget that the first two CAA events are prior to the first meeting in 2017. Watch for email notifications.

Oct 2016 Burley Line Newsletter


Another packed issue with recognition of support from Otto’s Tackle World; the sad passing of a Foundation Member, info on a new Yellowbelly on Lure competition as well as a youth fishing workshop; fishing report on Lake Eucumbene by JQ and our first native fish reported (chance to try out our new native fish assessment tool).  Jump in here




September 2016 – Burley Line Newsletter


A little late, but a big 22 page issue this month including celebrating Stefan’s award of Life Membership.  Lots of good stuff:

From the Editor’s Desk, A Note from the Newly Appointed President, Coming Events, AGM Outcomes, Trophies and Other Awards, Your New Committee, 120 Minute Challenge, Committee/Council Workshop Outcomes, T-Shirts – Registration of Interest Requested, A Surprise for Peter Buying a Jungle Cock Cape from UK, Tips – Photographing the Fish, Some Assistance Needed to Confirm a Fish Identity, Sanctions Called for Against Certain Members, Casting for Recovery News, CRFA News, Lost and Found – Large Fly Box (Full), Notable Fish Recorded

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June 2016 Burley Line Newsletter

hmm, not sure how this happened but maybe I’ve accidentally deleted the post advising that the June 2016 issue was uploaded?  Anyway, it was a bumper issue with a preview of Nathan’s report on pre-spawning browns on the Eucumbene River (eucumbene), report on the 2016 Tumut outing, some humour from Barry, tips on holding a fish for that happy snap without damage and more.

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August 2016 Burley Line Newsletter

The depths of Canberra’s winter has seen a number of us head north to warmer climes.  Surprisingly some are back in Canberra already, just in time for the snow!  In this issue JQ has shown us that we don’t need to go so far away from home to benefit from nice weather – the sky and sea look perfect in the cover photo.  Lyall has also provided some enticement for us to pursue local opportunities – nice looking fish is part of the content.  Lyall has been very busy with new promotional flyers (preview in in this newsletter) as well as new bumper stickers.  First entries in the ‘notable fish list’ have appeared (remember that official recordings are to be made in the little book brought to meetings).  Lots of other news items.  Click on the link below: