Newsletter – November 2017 (BLACKFISH – Draft)

By November 28, 2017Uncategorized


Newsletter November 2017


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The Club’s Annual “Presentation Night” was held on 18th November, where the theme of the night was “Saturday Night Fever” and the night certainly did not miss a beat.  Everyone got into costume and looked absolutely fabulous, with the atmosphere being electric as we danced the night away to the sounds of the Bee Gees and other disco hits.  Look out for the “Presentation Night” Special Edition, which we shall be sending to you soon.
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The Goblet Weekend “Measure In” was held on Sunday 5th November 2017 at the Tuross Boatshed.  Despite the weather suddenly turning cooler, we all had a great time until the drops of rain sent people home around 7pm. Again, we would like to thank Shannon, Casey and crew who looked after us all very well. .  The weekend however, generally brought warm, sunny days and several sun burnt faces (remember sunblock people!) which meant for an enjoyable weekend of fishing.  In all there were 18 anglers who participated; comprising of 7 Ladies, 1 Junior and 11 Men, who measured in 42 fish in total.



Mystery fish no. 5 (Bream) winner was David Backhouse with a Bream of 28.1cm




Goblet: Blackfish      John Suthern              39 cm 96.67 points



Outside                      Gav Robinson             Flying Gurnard  47 cm     129.88  points

Lake and Estuary      Peter Dugan               whiting              40 cm      102.22  points

Rock & Beach           N/A



Outside                      Jeannie Dixon            Pigfish                36 cm      82.38  points

Lake and Estuary      Vicki Ballard               D/Flathead          61.5 cm   69.84 points

Rock & Beach           N/A




Junior             N/A


Turkey……     Scott Paul for losing his thong out of the boat in the morning and finding it floating late afternoon


  • The Next Goblet weekend is December 8th/9th/10th 2017
    at 4.00pm.  The Goblet fish is FLATHEAD                                           

    Image result for images of flatheadFlathead are a bottom dwelling species and are normally found living on mud, sand and sea grass substrates. You may find flathead hanging around flats in water that’s one or two metres deep .  Spawning appears to occur in the lower reaches of estuaries, typically during summer.  Flathead do not migrate, other than to chase a food source or breed in late spring and early summer.  They are still around in winter and can be caught on lures.


    Our Christmas Party will be held in conjunction with our “December “Measure In” on Sunday 10th December.  We would love to see you there, to join in the festivities.  We always put on a wonderful complimentary Spread for dinner (4pm) and the children are always so excited to see Santa, especially if they receive a present (provided and wrapped by the parent).  We also have such fun playing the “Secret Santa” game, whereby you have the chance to steal somebody else’s present.  In order to be part of this game, we ask that you please bring a wrapped present per person, so that everyone who brings a present, receives a present. There will of course be the Monthly Raffle to add to the excitement. So please come along and be part of this joyous event.
  • *Next year NSW Fisheries will be holding a Fishing Workshop in the park above the Boatshed on Wed 18th April 2018 – during school holidays. This was very popular a couple of years ago with a number of children missing out!  Great value for the price, good quality rod and reel provided!  Information is on our notice Board, you will need to book through Fisheries.
    MENU OF THE MONTH: (Dec Goblet fish FLATHEAD)
    Flathead with cherry tomato sauce

    Flathead with cherry tomato sauce


    • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 500g cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon shredded basil leaves
    • 750g skinless flathead fillets
    • 2 cups rocket leaves



    • 1
      Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a pan over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring, for 1-2 minutes until softened. Add tomatoes and balsamic, season, then cover and cook over low heat for 3-4 minutes until tomatoes soften but hold their shape. Remove pan from heat, then stir in basil.
    • 2
      Meanwhile, season fish. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a frypan over medium-high heat. Cook fish for 2 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through. Divide fish among plates, top with sauce and serve with rocket leave
    Accompanying Wine
    Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, unwooded Chardonnay or Chenin Blanc – Dry white wines are the best accompaniment for Flathead


    • Our Fishing Club ethos is “Enjoyable, Sustainable Fishing ” whereby we enjoy recreational fishing, without negatively impacting species. Tuross has the auspicious title of being a “Trophy Fish Area” due to the high number of large fish having been caught here. Therefore, in the name of responsible fishing ,we ask that you please release any Flathead over 60 cm as they are predominantly female and breeders.