THIS week’s fishing report is dominated by the November goblet weekend, which had members of the Tuross Head Country Club Fishing Club chasing the delicious, yet often bemoaned, leatherjacket.
The weather allowed many boats to get out to their secret spots and drop bait in an attempt to attract the marauding, bait-scoffing dinner delight, but results suggest that not many fishos hunting the humble leatherjacket were successful.
The goblet was taken out by John Suthern’s .255kg morsel; still, a goblet is a goblet.
Most boats were forced back to safer waters before lunch as winds whipped up over the weekend, leading to a lower than expected number of fish on the scales.
In addition to the goblet, Suthern also took out the men’s outside category of the club’s monthly competition with a healthy 1.65kg snapper which the writer assumes was a very welcome by-catch pinned whilst chasing his trophy-winning leatherjacket.
Sadly, none of the ladies weighed in a fish in their corresponding category.
Pam Alexander swept aside any challengers in the women’s lake and estuary section with a .545kg silver trevally and Rod Fedderer won the men’s lake and estuary with his .605kg bream.
The men’s rock and beach category was won by Steve Tomin’s 500-gram tailor, as no women troubled the weigh-master in this category either.
Surprisingly, no juniors weighed-in for this month’s competition.
The club praised all winners and the committee for putting together another successful social function.
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