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Horrocks to Kalbarri Fishing Field Day October 2003.

This field day was planned to coincide with the AAA State Beach and Rock championships. The boundaries were from Horrocks to Kalbarri, which included the famous Wago reef.

A total of fourteen club members fished the weekend, of which ten made the trip north to Port Gregory. As Vix and I had not fished this area before, the seven-hour drive did little to dampen our enthusiasm for a chance to fish the Wago area.

We fished the lagoon at Lucky Bay on the Saturday afternoon and night. Great location and perfect weather combined to give up just one fish for about eight hours of solid fishing. Sunday morning we drove further north in search of some action, fortunately the swell was not too high and we were able to fish some of the broken reef along the beach. Tony and Filomena fished Wago with the remainder of the crew fishing around the Port Gregory area.

The AAA weigh in was Sunday afternoon but our club weigh in was not until the Monday morning. For some of us this meant that we had another night's fishing in order to present a reasonable bag. For a couple us however, this was not necessary, they had caught enough by Sunday lunch time to leave everybody with their mouths open.

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

Notable catches for our weigh in:

The heaviest bag was weighed in by Tony, with a total of 38.3 kg of gilled and gutted fish. The bag included 2 dhufish, 2 mulloway, a parrot fish, pink snapper, tailor and tarwhine. This effort also earned Tony the individual prize for AAA. Filomena weighed in the heaviest scale fish, a 7 kg mulloway which also earned her the women's individual prize for AAA.

Peter Stoeckel was also amongst the AAA prizes with the heaviest whiting. Matt Henderson weighed in a 4.6 kg shark for our club and also claimed the single handed category with a 400g tailor and the fly rod category with a 300g tailor.

On the subject of tailor and more specifically big tailor, there were a couple of fish over 4 kg weighed in at Port Gregory. But there was also a good size tailor weighed in for our local competition, 4.3 kg by John Jardine to be exact. A very good catch especially from a metro beach.

Another to do rather well was Nick Hocking who managed seven species for the local including three salmon trout, eight black bream, and an assortment of flathead, herring, tailor, whiting and wrasse.

It was a great weekend away, an opportunity to have you toes in the sand for a couple of days in one of Western Australia's premier fishing locations and witness some eye popping catches, does it get any better?

Hope to see you on the beach next time. Malcolm Harris Field Day Officer

Species caught on this field day were:- dhufish, mulloway, parrot fish, pink snapper, tarwhine, salmon trout, eight black bream, flathead, herring, tailor, whiting, shark and wrasse.


Results for the October 2003 Field Day:-

AnglerWeightSpeciesFishTotal Points
Tony D'Alonzo 38.3 kg820513
Malcolm Harris 8.3 kg410173
Filomena D'Alonzo 9.8 kg36168
Mathew Henderson 7.75 kg29137.5
Nick Hocking 5.25 kg717132.5
John Jardine 6.35 kg48113.5
Bob Henderson 3.3 kg210103
Peter Stoeckel 2.25 kg21492.5
Brian Stokes 3.15 kg21691.5
Vix Alexander 0.2 kg1162
John Romano 0 kg0040
Spencer King 0 kg0020
Tony Ong 0 kg0010

Sportsperson of the Year Section Winners for October 2003.

Best Scale FishFilomena D'Alonzo Mulloway7.05 kg
Best Bag of Scale fish Tony D'AlonzoMixed bag38.3 kg
Best Shark Matthew HendersonShark4.6 kg

Field Day Prizes for October 2003.

Best Scale FishTony D'Alonzo Dhufish10.2 kg
Best Bag of Scale fish Tony D'AlonzoMixed bag38.3 kg
Best Shark Matthew HendersonShark4.6 kg

Field Day Top Ten for 2003/2004.

PositionAnglerTotal Points
1Tony D'Alonzo 1154.3
2Ian Cook 358.5
3Malcolm Harris 298.9
4John Romano 297.3
5John Jardine 293.5
6Vix Alexander 223.5
7Filomena D'Alonzo 208.0
8Spencer King 205.3
9Bob Henderson 203.0
10Nick Hocking 172.5

Field Day Sections for 2003/2004 up to October 2003.

1ABest Scale Fish (1st Six Months)Tony D'AlonzoDhufish10.2 kg
3Best Shark (4.5kg min)Matt HendersonShark4.6 kg
4Best Mulloway (2.0kg min)Filomena D'AlonzoMulloway7.05 kg
5Best Tailor (1.0kg min)John Jardine Tailor4.3 kg
7Best Skipjack Trevally (0.5 kg min)Tony D'AlonzoSkipjack Trevally0.65 kg
9Best Scale Fish (Other than above)Tony D'AlonzoParrot Fish3.95 kg
10Best Bag Of Scale FishTony D'AlonzoMixed Bag38.3 kg
11Best Bag Of Mulloway (2 Fish Min)Tony D'AlonzoMulloway10.2 kg
12Best Bag Of Tailor (2 Fish Min)Tony D'AlonzoTailor4.0 kg
13Best Fish On S/H Rod 4kg b/s line (max)Matt HendersonTailor0.425 kg
14Best Fish Caught on Fly RodMatt HendersonTailor0.3 kg

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