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Open Fishing Field Day - February 2003.

Another open field day, I could hear all those places that we haven't fished to yet calling to me. However the opportunity to explore new territory received a reality check by the need to say gainfully self employed, so local it had to be for Vix and I.

With only Saturday afternoon/night available, we decided on the Swanbourne drain. We had been a couple of times before and not done so well, but for all that it looks good and there are stories of good catches there from time to time.

Being a pleasant afternoon we were not the only ones to occupy the beach and as it is a nudist beach, most of the others were scantily clad indeed. Complete with back pack, reef bag and rod each, we felt very much overdressed as we wove our way along the shore line.

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

The fishing was slow until well after sundown. A few tailor showed up but they had to compete with a hoard of juvenile tarwhine that had taken up station and stripped our baits as fast as we could throw them at them. A pleasant surprise amongst the pickers were a few fat yellow fin whiting which helped to fill out our meager catch.

Bob led a group to Floreat with basically the same result as us, but then moved to the Swan River where he landed a very nice black bream. Chas and Spencer both ended their night in frustration with Chas being bitten off three times and Spencer losing a good fish to a line break.

Ross and Julie also fished their local waters down at Coogee with a good bag of tailor, herring and tarwhine.

It seems that at every opportunity that he gets, Tony heads north to Wago. It is not hard to understand why when he consistently weighs in impressive catches such as this one. Over twenty four kilos of fish which comprised tailor, tarwhine, dart, cod and topped off by a twelve and a half kilo cobia. He has shown us all a clean pair of heels again.

Next month's field day is the big one, Bluff Creek. Run over the long weekend (only a few days away now), it would have to rate right up there at the top for a fantastic weekend away. Great camping alongside the creek, long white sandy beach bounded on each end by granite headlands, good fishing, what could be better?

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


AnglerWeightSpeciesFishTotal Points
Tony D'Alonzo 24.775 kg725367.75
Ross Kember 3.8 kg218108
Julie Kember 3.75 kg22297.5
Malcolm Harris 2.05 kg2590.5
Vix Alexander 1.0 kg2380
Bob Henderson 0.746 kg1167
Terry Fuller 0 kg0050
John Hall 0 kg0050
George Holman 0 kg0050
Spencer King 0 kg0050
Charles Riegert 0 kg0050
Paul Thompson 0 kg0050
Eric Parker 0 kg0050
Terry Ring 0 kg0050
Ben Lilburne 0 kg0010

Sportsperson of the Year Section Winners for February 2003.

Best Scale FishTony D'Alonzo Cobia12.45 kg
Best Bag of Scale fish Tony D'AlonzoMixed bag24.775 kg

Field Day Prizes for February 2003.

Best Scale FishTony D'Alonzo Cobia12.45 kg
Best Bag of Scale fish Ross KemberMixed bag3.8 kg

Field Day Sections for 2002/2003 up to February 2003.

1ABest Scale Fish (1st Six Months)Spencer KingSalmon4.475 kg
1BBest Scale Fish (2nd Six Months)Tony D'AlonzoCobia12.45 kg
3Best Shark (4.5 kg min)Tony D'AlonzoShark8.15 kg
4Best Mulloway (2.0 kg min)Tony D'AlonzoMulloway4.35 kg
5Best Tailor (1.0 kg min)Tony D'AlonzoTailor2.1 kg
6Best Salmon (3 kg min)Spencer KingSalmon4.475 kg
7Best Skipjack Trevally (0.5 kg min) Paul TerpkosTrevally, Skipjack 1.50 kg
9Best Scale Fish (Other than above)Tony D'AlonzoPink Snapper2.45 kg
10Best Bag Of Scale FishTony D'AlonzoMixed Bag33.05 kg
11Best Bag Of Mulloway (2 Fish Min)Tony D'AlonzoMulloway13.30 kg
12Best Bag Of Tailor (2 Fish Min)George Holman Tailor7.10 kg
13Best Fish On S/H Rod 4kg b/s line (max)Bob HendersonBlack Bream0.746 kg
14Best Fish Caught on Fly RodJohn JardineTailor0.875 kg

Field Day Top Ten up to February 2003.

PositionAnglerTotal Points
1Tony D'Alonzo3151.4
2Malcolm Harris1005.4
3Vix Alexander824.3
4George Holman793.6
5Ross Kember545.1
6Ken Black465.0
7John Jardine419.2
8Spencer King366.2
9Filomena D'Alonzo350.1
10Mark Farnay342.6

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