President’s Report

At the end of April we had our Broken Sage competition at Khancoban. Nine members made up the three teams that contested for the Broken Sage Trophy.

Congratulations to the Hearts team made up by Des Walters, Jeremy Conlan and Nick Maguire for their winning catch of two trout, both caught by Des at Geehi. The two other teams were equal runners up with one trout each, thanks to Alan Bond and John “Stormy” Tempest. Although not many fish were caught, a great social weekend was had by all with Fri-day night’s dinner at the Golf Club and a BBQ at the house on the Saturday night.

On 28th and 29th May we have our annual combined trip with the Wangaratta Flyfishers to Talbingo. There will be four representatives from Greenwells and 10 from Wangaratta, thus the odds will be against us for bragging rights at the Saturday night BBQ. We expect a full re-port at the June meeting.

On Friday 3 June we have Jim Baumgurtel visiting our club with his fly fishing and fly tying gear. The Flyfinz catalogue and a list of “What’s New” from Jim, has been distributed by Bryan so you can check out what you need before the night. The night will commence at 6.30pm.

Please note that the NSW and VIC Trout Seasons close on 13 June for trout streams although most pondages remain open so it is time to hone your lake fishing skills. It is also a good time to do some fly tying and replenish your fly boxes. Thus Friday night fly tying sessions will com-mence on 17th June.

Coming up on Saturday 18 June we have our annual Casserole Night. This is a family social event, so please invite your wives and partners. The night will commence at 6.30pm and for a cost of $15 per person you get to sample a variety of casseroles and finish off with some special sweets. Make sure you put this date down in your diaries so you don’t miss out on a special night.

I look forward to catch-ing up and hearing all of your fishing exploits at the June GM.

Firm Strikes
Jeff Baldock