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February 2001 Fishing Field Day:- Preston / Myalup.

The Preston - Myalup Field day trip saw seven members putting in an appearance at Preston with a further four opting to fish locally in Perth.

The weather on the Saturday left a lot to be desired with a stiff breeze whipping along the beach, sand blasting legs and tackle alike. The swell was large and at times I couldn't hold bottom even with a six ounce grip breakaway sinker. To top it all the fish weren't biting either.

I stuck it out and fished two rods until 10:30 Saturday night with only one small tailor and a herring to show for it.

The Club owns an air conditioned holiday house at Kalbarri which is available for rent to the public and club members at competitive rates

Sunday morning I was up at 03:30 manning my two rods again, this time with a little more success. The weather too was better with no wind and a bit of sunshine from 6:00 on.

At the weigh in it seemed that it was very similar story all around. Tony D'Alonzo won the day, with a reasonable bag of tailor, herring and whiting. I scraped in second, thanks to a couple of very small hammerhead sharks. Darren Batchelor and Damien d'Mello had fished the Myalup end and had more success with the tailor and herring, but not much else.

The only notable capture for the weekend was a very nice flathead of 0.8 kg, caught by Pete Brightman. I think that this was his first Masters Fish.

Andy Woodford, Field Day Officer.


Attendance: Seniors - 10, Juniors - 0, Mini Juniors - 0, Visitors - 0.

Total fish weight:- 20.5 kg - weighed in gilled and gutted.

Name Species Weight Points
D'Alonzo, Tony 3 5.65 kg 137
Woodford, Andy 4 3.5 kg 125
Batchelor, Darren 2 3.45 kg 105
Brightman, Peter 3 3.23 kg 102
D'Mello, Damien 2 1.95 kg 90
Black, Ken 2 0.65 kg 77
Maxted, Dave 2 2.1 kg 51
Black, Greg 0 0 kg 40
Sneddon, Mat 0 0 kg 20
Holman, George 0 0 kg 20

It should be noted that many members are now choosing to fish for the sport and not the competition. These members are following the catch and release ethic, and although they choose not to weigh in, it doesn't mean they are not catching plenty of fish. New competition rules in 2001/2002 will allow them to catch and release and still get field day points.

Field Day Prizes.

Heaviest Scale Fish Peter Brightman 0.88 kg Flathead
Heaviest Shark Andy Woodford 1.2 kg Hammerhead
Heaviest Bag of Scale Fish Tony D'Alonzo 5.65 kg mixed.
Heaviest bag including sharks Andy Woodford 3.5 kg

Masters Fish.

Peter Brightman 0.88 kg Flathead

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