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President’s Report: December 2018

Christmas is just around the corner, so it is time for our Christmas drinks and nibble at the club-rooms, we will kick off around 6:00pm, food is free so please come along and enjoy one or two drinks and a great time. An added bonus is that when Hooky and myself where in New Zealand we found an international author wanting to somewhere to launch his latest fishing book, so we offered the Greenwell’s Christmas function and I am pleased to announce that there will be the world launch of his fantastic book during our Christmas function with all the fanfare that goes with such a special occasion.

Membership, please if you have not paid you membership as yet please do so as you are four months overdue, our fees are very small compared to other clubs so please make the Treasurers job a bit easier and pay so he is not chasing you up.

You have one last chance to order club shirts and peak caps, Des Walters has the order form just pay as you order or direct debit as we intend on fixing the order by the end of December.

Be warned we are going to be selling some of the 100’s of magazines in the library over the next few months, if you have missing numbers in any of your collections now would be the time to get a list of the missing ones there will be a lot of reading at very cheap prices what’s left will more than likely on of eBay or the like.

Just a quick reminder there is no official meeting in January but members will be here at 6:00pm, just bring your own BBQ meat etc.

Happy fishing
John

Presidents Report – November 2018

President’s Report

Apologies for last month’s meeting activity confusion (someone mainly me) forgot to check the exact date day light saving started plus it was raining, so you now have another chance to bring your rod along at 6pm on Wednesday to try different weight lines on your rod. You will be surprised to see how up sizing or sometimes downsizing will change your rods action and it could save you money if you are think of changing your rod because it doesn’t seem to cast well or it could also be you need a bit of practice so Wednesday night is for you.

The club will have an order form on Wednesday night for club shirts and caps, remember to bring some money along to place your order shirts will be $35 and Caps $15
Bryan Clyde and myself ventured off to the Wangaratta Fly Fishing Club Annual Dinner on the 26th October. We had a very pleasant night with good company and of course we walked away with some good prizes from their raffle table, it is a very good night so next year I hope some more members will make the effort to come along and support our fellow club.

By the November meeting Les Perkins should be back from the USA and have some nice stories to tell of his trip and fishing efforts.

Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday night.

John

President’s Report: June 2018

President’s Report

An email from Albury City Council was received last week as a final sign-off to our submission for a trout pond at the gravel pit. It turns out to be nearly everything we proposed for with out any responsibility. The area will become a public facility for non-bait fishing with barbless hooks and no access for any watercraft, and no entry into the water. Thanks to Alistair McBurnie and the DPI who explained to council what we were suggesting as a use for the pit.

Many thanks to Russ Davies for his kind donation of Kinder Cottage. Also, thanks to Rob Bailey for the trip information to Talbingo.

I would like to acknowledge the generous donation of a 6X3 gazebo from Bob Melville. This will be a great asset to our equipment.

The meeting on Wednesday 6th June will be an educational talk on leaders and everything you wanted to know about them. The topic will cover dry, wet, sinking, floating leaders and how to tie them for all occasions.

From June 12, designated rivers and streams in NSW, the season is closed for catching trout. This heralds the start of fly tying in our club-rooms. As techniques improve, so does the need for new flies evolve. Come along on Friday nights and learn from expert tyers whilst experiencing great social interaction and fellowship.

Russell Hook