The July 2017 Goblet Trophy Competition was Salmon. The competition was held over the weekend of July 7,8,9 and the weather was sunny and calm with daytime temperatures around sixteen degrees, making fishing quite comfortable. The fishing, however, was quite slow and only nine anglers entered fish although more had taken to the water and were unsuccessful at catching fish. The six anglers consisted of two lady fishers and seven men fishers.
Between them, they measured fifty five fish. Although the salmon were running only four Salmon were recorded for the weekend. One new club length record was recorded with Peter Dugan catching a fifty five centimetre Morwong breaking the existing record which was held by Mathew Roberts with a Morwong at fifty four point one centimetres.
The Mystery fish award was was Tuna it and as no Tuna were caught the prize now has increased its jackpot.
Goblet: Salmon Matt Dugan 65 cm 80 points
Outside Peter Dugan Morwong 55 cm 113.25 points
Lake and Estuary Matt Dugan Trevally 44.5 cm 78.29 points
Rock & Beach Matt Dugan Salmon 65 cm 80 points
Outside Janet Sinclair Morwong 48.8cm 92.60 points
Lake and Estuary Not awarded
Rock & Beach Not awarded
Junior Not awarded
Turkey Award This is an award for the most obvious error during the competition. Club patron, David Greenhalgh, was out through Moruya bar for offshore late afternoon fishing in one hundred metres of water until dark. In darkness they headed past Moruya bar to Tomakin before realising their error and turning around to Moruya.
Remember, there is also a mystery teams event next measure-in and the club Annual General Meeting.
Club President, John Suthern, took his dog along for the ride whilst trying to catch a Goblet Trophy Salmon, whilst he did not get the largest Salmon he certainly got his dogs attention.