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The Burley Line, the monthly CAA newsletter

March 2018 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 130)

A little bit slimmer edition this month – more contributions please! A few names only appearing in the articles – aren’t the rest of you fishing 😁?

I hope your summer has gone along well. One wonders whether that huge deluge on 25 Feb has been good or bad for the rivers – certainly the temporary drop in temperature will please our spotted friends if not the natives. Speaking about natives, was great to hear that some were landed on our Feb Natives event – first time in an age. Well done Claude.

Observant readers will note that we’ve reverted back to the old style. Our talented co-editor and reformatter Luke is currently laid up ill. Hopefully he’ll be back on deck soon and I’m sure everyone will join me in wishing him ‘get well soon mate’.

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You wouldn’t believe it!!! @#$%^& CFA March newsletter just arrived after I uploaded !!! I’ll reserve the bulk to next newsletter, but you can check it out now:

http://us4.forward-to-friend.com/forward/preview?u=8ee287affb9dbb289b12fbd77&id=f49e978f3e

There was one particularly interesting item from the Nov CFA Meeting notes:

  • NSW Trout Strategy – Jim Harnwell and Peter Turnell, Fisheries NSW

DPI’s Peter Turnell and Jim Harnwell stated that trout industry is very important to NSW, for example, in the Snowy region alone it is worth between $70 million to $100 million a year. Whilst some aspects of the trout fishery are doing well other parts need to be improved. Recently the Minister visited Gaden Hatchery and was made aware of some of the issues facing the trout fishery in NSW.

They acknowledged that at the urging of Steve Samuels, the NSW Recreational Fishing Advisory Council (RFNSW) recommended the development of a Trout Strategy for NSW. In response to this recommendation, Fisheries NSW representatives, in consultation with RFNSW among others, have developed a framework document which outlines proactive and innovative ways of reversing the decline of the trout fishery in NSW. Fisheries NSW is now organising consultations with anglers and angling groups to then refine the Framework. Meetings are planned for: Armidale on 1 May, Bathurst on 2 May and Jindabyne on 3 May. Attendees of these meeting will be asked to register by 6 April. They will be provided with a copy of the framework well before the meetings. After the meetings an external consultant will pull together and use the outcomes to produce a trout strategy.

February 2018 Burley Line (Newsletter issue 129)

Hope everyone had an excellent and safe festive season.

Feb 2018 is again a bumper issue.  I had thought the quiet period over Christmas/New Year might lead to a lack of material, but reports on club activities late in the year, interesting news from MAS and other angling bodies plus much-appreciated contributions from CAA members means that there’s a lot of good reading here.  Lots of good news stories about fish landed, but also (sadly) the impending winding up of CRFA.  So much good work especially in the area of habitat restoral, but unfortunately insufficient capability to continue in this vein.  Hopefully interclub communications will be sustained in its absence.

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October 2017 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 126)

A big issue this month – many thanks to those who have contributed words and photos.  Reports include the casting weekends, including our time on water, Lake Eucumbene continues to produce good fish, Thompsons Creek Dam continues to prove hard to crack.  CAA activities in Switzerland and Malaysia grace our pages this month. Gaden Hatchery reports a very successful spawning run.  Finally, the RecFish NSW newsletter has brought to our attention a very useful information source on stocking sites.

Hope you enjoy it and again many thanks to contributors.

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 Apologies, the ‘Coming Events’ in this issue has the incorrect date for the Lyle Knowles.  A decision was taken after the membership card was printed to shift from the one day event on Saturday and instead the event was held Sun 22 Oct.

September 2017 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 125)

Wow!  Luke C has revamped Burley Line to make it a much more polished newsletter – many thanks for your expertise mate.  He has has also taken on the job of assisting Nathan with our Facebook page and social media in general – please assist with being active in both the blog and Facebook spaces.

This month is a packed issue with AGM results (new committee – again, well done folks – and trophy awards), lots of fishing reports (thanks again Lyall and Ash – inspiration for many of us and topics for interrogation 🙂 plus the report on our recent event at Bondi Forest Lodge.  I hope you enjoy the material and the new format.  Please reply to this post with your comments and suggestions.

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August 2017 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 124)

Thanks go to Jason Q for filling in for me last month.  Much appreciate his help here, especially given he’s now a very busy father.  I’ll be taking another sabbatical later this year and am looking for a volunteer to try their hand for one edition.  It is a lot of fun (especially with generous members providing material) so jump in.

A huge issue this month, especially thanks to the efforts of our members.  Take a bow folks.  Great to see that, even with the closure of stream fishing for trout, CAA can find excuses to get out and about:

  • JM provides us with extensive notes on our annual event down the coast – recall that this the event that determined the Saltwater Trophy for 2017/18.
  • Luke C and Evan tried a trout site outside our normal range.
  • ‘International traveller extraordinaire’ Lyall introduces us to the Pacific NorthWest – and aren’t we all envious!
  • Claude has extracted from some carefully selected advisors comprehensive advice on the ‘go to’ flies for this region and has kindly shared the results with us all.
  • Our local man representing our fishing concerns in so many forums, Steve Samuels, has made a number of important announcements to ‘his list’ and I’ve repeated them here for those not on it. There are some significant items of news impacting on the local fishery.

This issue will be a hard act to follow.

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July 2017 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 123)

JQ has done a sterling effort here in the absence of his co-editor. The photo of Ash is a pearler and inside there are some great shots from Geoff covering his second trip to Slovenia – some huge fish there, thank goodness he has caught them out of regional consideration for CAA trophies!  Also included are some images of our next generation along with information on forthcoming events – essential reading folks.

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June 2017 Burley Line (Newsletter Issue 122)

Welcome to June – another packed issue.  Jason Q will be editing the July edition, so please send in your stuff to help him fill the pages.  The Burley Line email address will get it to him.  Great seeing some of our newer members contributing – in this issue a report on some local fishing from Claude.  Keep up the good work folks.

Peter and I had a very enjoyable time honchoing the group up for “Monaro Streams”.  Quite mixed results as you’ll see in the report.  Peter and I are still wondering what we’ve been doing wrong!  A lot of the attendees have provided me with photos and words – really appreciated.

Along with this, we’ve got a number of contributions such as a gear review by Jason M and a revealing snippet from Jason Q plus of course lots of photos of great fish – who says ‘grip and grin’ is out of fashion!

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