Well summer has well and truly arrived and the fishing has been pretty hot too!

The first Club outing for 2017 was the traditional Australia Day long weekend outing to Tuross. Another well-attended outing, with a few good fish caught despite the windy conditions. It was great to hear members sharing intel on techniques and location at the Club BBQ…and to see the results the following day. The personal highlight for me was watching a metre-plus Flathead monster a 35-36cm flathead on the surface as I was bringing it to the net. Unfortunately, the smaller Flathead had taken the hook too deep and despite my best efforts the larger fish eventually spat out his meal… along with my hook!

Last weekend a few hardy members braved the heat and strong winds to fish the local lakes and the annual Carpathon at Lake Burley Griffin. While the attendance was well down on normal, the fish were keen with just about everyone catching a fish. Anthony Heiser conducted a field test of the new telescopic “cattle-prod” style rod holders. You’d best contact him directly for a full review of the product – and if you happen to find a custom Lox rod drifting about in Lake Burley Griffin, you should also contact Anthony! It was a weekend full of laughs (and a few tears) – I’m looking forward to the next one!

Read the February 2017 edition of the Canberra Fisherman's Club Newsletter

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