14Jun – Normal time of 7:30 at Raiders Weston and maybe by Zoom. Speaker to be advised.
28 Jun. Fly tying by Zoom – to be confirmed. More details via email.
11-13 Aug. BJ has responded to suggestions of a Bondi Forest Lodge event very soon after our August Annual General Meeting. Indeed the tentative date is immediately after the 9 Aug AGM … he is contemplating bringing down the drift boat to take folk in turns. Also looking about another 120 minute fly tying/fishing competition. Hold on for more info.
Many thanks to Claude for completing this edition in my absence, cheers, Bill
Great photo of the month from life member Stuart. Rivals the photos provided by one of our new members, Paul, in his talk last month – in our ‘Tips’ blog. Many thanks to contributors, but especially to Claude for his efforts finishing off this edition in my absence. BJ has responded to suggestions of a Bondi Forest Lodge event very soon after our August Annual General Meeting. Indeed the tentative date is immediately after the 9 Aug AGM … Bondi dates 11-13 Aug. BJ is contemplating bringing down the drift boat to take folk in turns. Also looking about another 120 minute fly tying/fishing competition. Hold on for more info. Lyall has been to New Zealand recently, but more significantly helping out a mutual mate, Barry Perkins, with a fly casting event in Gore – Lyall provides some more complete with photos. Greg S has spotted another Landline article of interest. Mark S has also popped some stuff into my in-box. A bit been happening on our News Blog – eg you heard it first there about the Tantangara trip rescheduling. We have added some member profiles so you can learn a little more about our new and existing club members. We’ll be in contact soon to get your profile….start thinking about your ‘desired fishing superpower.’
ACT Parks and Conservation Service (PCS) is planning to undertake an aerial control program for vertebrate pests in May. Parts of the Lower Cotter Catchment and Northern Namadgi National Park will be closed 22nd – 26th May 2023. There will be strictly no access to these areas during the program. Weekend access will not be restricted. Other PCS areas will be closed at different times throughout the program. For further info please visit:
Folks, I’ve been away so this issue is a little smaller than normal, but our membership has made up for it in quality with an excellent report on the club trip to the Goodradigbee. Many thanks to Greg for organising the trip and for assembling this interesting report.
I’ll add some images from my recent trip to NZ – just some ‘grip and grin’ to whet your appetite for visiting in the future. In respect to NZ, NSWCFA has taken action in respect to some proposed changes to non-resident angling – see the section below on our “News” blog.
We had some very sad news with the death of long term member Shaun. Last month’s fly tying was in some respects a commemoration of his contribution to the club’s activities. We’ll miss him also as an active Administrator for our Facebook page. Our thoughts go out to his family.
As always, any and all submissions from members for future newsletters will be appreciated anytime.
NSWCFA has written to a number of Australian and New Zealand Ministers expressing concerns. In particular that the move may contravene an Australian/New Zealand agreement for Closer Economic Relations.