President’s Report: July 2016

Firstly, I apologise for my absence at the July meetings as I will be away enjoying my grand-parent duties. I have two granddaughters’ first birthdays, one in late June and the other in early July and another granddaughter’s third birthday in mid July. I have left Des in charge to chair the meetings in my absence, as John will also be away.

We have been having a good roll-up at our Friday night fly tying sessions with some new members participating in the beginning fly tying course conducted by Les Hawking, some -replenishing their fly boxes, whilst others are enjoying the cosy atmosphere and catching up on the latest gossip. The starting time for these fly tying sessions is 7:00pm and they will continue throughout July and into early August.

We had a very successful Casserole Night on Saturday 18 June with 24 members and partners attending. My thanks go to all the cooks for supplying the very tasty casseroles, Bryan and Des for the bread and sweets, Hooky for the brain teaser, Hawky for his Christmas Island presentation and all who attended to help make it a most enjoyable night.

At the July meeting there will be a presentation by Bob Norris on his and John’s recent exciting trip to fish for bonefish at Christ-mas Island in the Pacific Ocean. Although their days were long the fishing was very rewarding with many bonefish and other various species being caught.

Coming up in August we have our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 3 August at the Clubrooms commencing at 7.30pm. Please consider submit-ting nominations for executive and committee positions so the Club continues to progress suc-cessfully.

Also in August, we have our Annual Din-ner on Saturday 20th. The venue is the same as last year, the Cactus Cantina at the Fiesta Resort in Lavington. Our guest speaker is Ross Brown from Brown Brothers Winery. Ross’s wife Judy will also be attending the dinner with Ross, as both are keen fly fishers.

I hope you all are enjoying the winter season and I look forward to hearing of all your fish-ing exploits at the July meeting.

Firm Strikes
Jeff Baldock