Adam Shepherd, from Round Mountain on the Sunshine Coast casts out from the Oyster Channel bridge while on holiday for a week in Yamba. He'd had some luck with flathead and lost a few lures in his fishing so far.Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Adam Shepherd, from Round Mountain on the Sunshine Coast casts out from the Oyster Channel bridge while on holiday for a week in Yamba. He'd had some luck with flathead and lost a few lures in his fishing so far.Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

GDAC has rough time on the Deep Sea

CLUB FISHING: The Grafton District Anglers Club held their February Rock, Beach and Estuary outing on February 13-14, as a trial the outing was run in conjunction with the deep sea outing to try give the deep sea members an opportunity to fish over the same 23 hour period.

Forty-two members nominated for the rock and beach with 23 of those weighing in a catch.

First place for the outing went to Ron Watterson. Ron brought his 20 blackfish to the scales once again weighing 11.650kg and giving him 112 points after his 30 point handicap, showing he will be the one to watch in the 2016 fishing season.

Second place went to Paul Cashell who dominated the jew he weighed his two jew for 8.800kg and had two whiting as well for 550 grams to give him at total of 92 points.

Third place went to Maurice Short with a nice haul of eight whiting for 1.770kg and two bream giving him 35 points, his largest whiting tipping the scales at 380g.

In the juniors first place went to Josh Cashell, he managed two flathead for 1.590kg and a whiting of 260g, second place went to Jake Martin with three flathead for 1.540kg and third place went to Hamish Pearce two flathead for 1.370kg.

In the deep sea section the results were much like the weather, very ordinary, six anglers took on the conditions with only half weighing in a catch. Guy Hamilton took out first place for the outing with a lone snapper of 3.7kg.

The Clarence River Fishing Clubs Association held their annual general meeting on Saturday, February 27, at the GDSC, five outings were set for the year including two estuary and three rock, beach and estuary which will be six hour outings with honour start at 3pm Saturday with weigh in at 10pm at a location to be confirmed.

The outing dates are as follows:

April 9: Estuary

May 7: Rock, Beach and Estuary

June 25: Estuary

July 9: Rock, Beach and Estuary

August 6: Rock, Beach and Estuary



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