It is with sadness and a heavy heart that I advise our good friend and fellow member of ESFC
Rick Hunt passed away 07/12/2016
His wife Angie was by his side as he passed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Angie and the family at this very sad time.
Rick will be remembered as a kind hearted man who loved his family and fishing and loved to have a chat over a beer. Discussing of course those most important aspects of life, boats, bait and tackle.
RIP Rick, you will be missed mate.
All our sincere and deepest condolences to Angie, Jordan and all the family.
ESFC Members and Families
2 Club Members and possible new member headed to the Brooklyn for a day on the water. Left Parsley Bay approx 6.30 headed to Lion Island. Landed a few rock cod so made a move. Trolled for a bit but nothing then went a bit wider and landed a few small flatties. Thinking we were on a good thing and the big ones are there we persisted. Beautiful day on the water probably too good water was like a mirror, water skiers were out and about there. However at the end of the day only 1 legal flattie but must have been 30 under size. Them’s the breaks, but the day was awesome, catching fish a bonus. Chris had a real arm straightener workout with this flattie
Early Morning Fly Fishing Lake Jindabyne
June long weekend, 4 mates headed south to Lake Jindabyne for a weekend of trout fishing before the season closure of the trout streams. After a very reasonable run south, we arrived at our accommodation at Kalkite, with lake being at our back door the views were awesome however the wind was very strong across the water with heavy gusts, during the night it just got stronger.
We woke to a cold morning with the a bit of discussion we decided to launch the boat and head across the dam to some small bays, fish the bank and troll the bays. Trolling around the fish were all sitting down deep and in amongst the underwater structure. After trolling in out of the bays we finally hooked up on a 33cm healthy Rainbow – Congrats to Grant on his first landed Trout, and he was pretty happy about that. In the afternoon we headed towards the Thredbo River to try our luck, with no joy the trout just were not interested, in anything tried fly, lure, soft plastic, even bait didn’t get a look in. With the wind picking up again it was a slower trip back to the boat ramp and then a hearty meal at our lodgings.
Steve a relatively new club member accompanied by family and friends headed down to Buckenderra to try there luck, with some very good results. Thanks to Steve for the report and photos. Steve caught a brown 33cm, only small but 1st Trout so happy with that
Congrats on your first Trout.
Largest fish was 48cm, over the long weekend there were a total of 9 trout caught, 3 of the bank on power-bait, the rest by trolling, surprisingly the biggest trout was caught in the middle of the day. The Weather was great during the day, early morning and nights were cold but had a good size fire to keep us warm. Fresh smoked trout on a mates smoker, tasted awesome.
A couple of mates heard of some good trout being caught by fly fisherman at Denison Camp ground, so went up there and had a crack at fly fishing, they didn’t manage to land one, however saw a couple of big trout being caught by experienced anglers.
Eucumbene weekend, turned into the Snowy Mountain’s weekend, the weather was kind to us, although we did burn a lot of wood on the fires, (thanks to Mick and friends for the wood collection detail). We all had the fortune to watch a spectacular moon rise. The food and the company were great and the fishing, well that was really good practice. With the lake water level dropping the water temp warmer than usual the fish were out in the deep water, making the fishing hard work which took its toll on some of our seasoned fisherman. Steve managed to land a couple of nice rainbow trout unfortunately lost a good fish just on dusk, Sue while walking the bank hooked a little Brook Trout which was caught on a fly and safely released, apparently the photo doesn’t do the trout’s colouring justice, Sue’s quote “a very pretty fish”. Brook trout have a white leading edge on there reddish lower fins, while brown trout have olive lower fins.
So the ESFC target fish again was elusive to members maybe next time. Thanks to all who joined us for this trip.
“It is with great sadness that we advise the recent passing of our President, Bruce Stewart.
Emu Sports Fishing Club would like to offer their sincere condolences to his family.
Bruce was elected the first President of the Emu Sports Fishing Club in 2003
a position he held on two occasions 2003- 2005 & 2010 – Dec 2015.
Bruce was a great supporter of the Club, not only as President, but also over many years with his work
on the committee and also as a friend to all at ESFC.”
He will be greatly missed.
Well another year is quickly coming to an end, the ESFC has had a great year, our small club has grown with new members joining thru the year and our club trips have been very successful ( maybe not with quantity of fish caught ) but friendships we have made.
Our grateful thanks to the Ladies of the “Inner Reel” who organised the venue and the catering for our XMAS party and our thoughts to club members who could not be there with us, thanks to Tonnie for the Xmas Piñata the Kids had lots of fun.
To our ESFC president Bruce and family for their efforts with the ESFC end of year raffles and prizes
Congratulations to Mick who was the winner of our major prize a Light Spin Combo Daiwa Rod , Abu Garcia Reel and Braid
Thanks to our Board Members Bruce, Chris, Bill and the Club members who make the club, the success we are.
Merry Xmas to all , Happy New and stay safe over the break, for those members who will be wetting a line – Pictures and reports for 2016
This being our last club trip for 2015, I would like to say what a great way to finish off the year, thanks to all for joining us on the Lake, we had great weather with it getting a little bumpy on the lake due the the afternoon wind getting stronger as the day progressed, target fish – largest Flathead, Congrats to Annette for her 49cm Flattie, a nice bream to Chris, and a mixed bag of fish to to Steve trying for one of everything, Tailor, Snapper, Whiting, Bream , Flattie – Congrats to Chris on his 65cm caught the next morning what great way to finish