President’s Report

Welcome to the change of seasons.

We also welcome new members, Paul and Sharyn. Paul is a past member and its great to see him back.

The Committee has been busy and with Michael’s assistance, we have purchased a new digital projector.
This will be a valuable asset for presentations etc. Other modifications to the clubrooms will be the installation of a socket for the use of a light for the BBQ area with a switch inside the store room for safety.

With regard to the return of bottles and cans for the 10-cent per unit refund, the Club will register with Billabong Recycling Pty Ltd Group under the umbrella of The NSW government Return and Earn scheme. Once registered they will come to us and collect our recyclables and we get the full 10 cent per unit refund deposited to our account.

The fly-fishing course for has been set for Sunday 26th March. Details to be discussed at the General Meeting.

Quotations were invited from selected suppliers for the Club Angling Shirts. The scope of the RFQ included the supply of 24 shirts made up of a mixture of sizes. The shirts were to be light weight, long sleeved, vented and have a sun protection rating of UPF 50+. It is anticipated that the ordering of the shirts will be early April
and the delivery within four weeks of ordering. Details will be available at the General Meeting.At the last Club meeting we mentioned the plight of the Mayfly worldwide. Below is a link to the article in the Washington Post.

One of the three tunnel-boring machines working on Australia’s biggest renewable energy project, Snowy 2.0, is stuck. Tunnel-Boring Machine (TBM) Florence hit soft ground in Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales in December and ground to a halt. The incident caused a hole to appear above the machine, measuring approximately
10 metres across and 4 metres deep. The activity for this General meeting will be reports from our roaming fly fishers. Reports from New Zealand,Tasmania and locally the Snowy Creek.

Upcoming trips include the Kiewa River trip on the weekend of 1 and 2 April, and the Tumut River over the weekend 29 and 30 April.

The mid-week fly tying will be on Thursday 16th March from 10am to 1.00pm. Remember, you do not have to tie a fly – just come along to talk fishy and have a cuppa.

Stay well.
Bryan Clyde