Mingara Fishing Competition

ESFC has been invited to attend the Mingara Fishing Club Comp on the first weekend of March 2013 – ESFC Club members have combined to send a team to the comp –┬áPlaces still available for Mingara Comp 1-3 March, Let Chris know if you are available
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ESFC members wish them tight lines and big fish as they fish open water, estuaries and beaches

See Chris’s comments on the Mingara Fishing Club Competition with photos in
Fishing Trips

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  1. Chris says:

    The Emu Sports team headed off for the annual Mingara FC Tournament on the weekend 1-3 March keen to get into the fish. However as luck would have it the weather did not cooperate.
    Very thankful though that we went for cabins with Rick, Angie and Jordie in one and myself, Bruce & Paul in the other… better than tents :). The wind blew and blew and the rain fell, reducing everyone to fishing the banks around the Two Shores Caravan Park.
    Bruce got off to a good start landing a nice 27cm Bream, but it was downhill from there. So we headed into the Entrance and tried a few other spots either side of the bridge. Firstly near the boat ramp and surrounds, this started promising with some small Bream and small Flathead, alas that was it. The other side of the bridge didn’t fare any better and the wind kept blowing.
    Oh well, nothing really to weigh in Saturday, however it was time to head off for the dinner and this was again a great spread put on by the Mingara Club. Lucky door prizes, raffles, good food, cold beer and a well orchestrated night all went to making a very enjoyable evening.
    We woke Sunday morning to more of the same, wind & rain, so unfortunately we are land locked again. The fishing didn’t fare any better, small Bream being the only catch with some of us now turning to bait rather than lures. Some excitement late in regular hours when Chris hooked what seemed a decent fish but it turned out to be a Long Tom with no great weight value.
    At the final weigh-in it was immediately apparent everyone struggled in the conditions with many species not caught and those that did were on the smaller side. Largest Bream was 850g, Salmon 1.5k & Leatherjacket 220g, these significantly less that other years.
    Apart from the weather a good time was still had, dry accommodation, good company and plenty of laughs.
    We will be back !!!
    I cannot close without mentioning one very sad moment when one of our competitors from the Seven Hills FC fell very ill and was rushed to hospital. It is with much sadness that I advise he has sinced passed away. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go to his family and all the members of Seven Hills FC.
    Chris