Reel Deal: Geelong Star heads to Africa

Flat stack: Noah Skippen from Mt Warrigal with a haul of Lake Illawarra flatties from last weekend. Fine weather has had plenty of anglers trying their luck in the lake.

Flat stack: Noah Skippen from Mt Warrigal with a haul of Lake Illawarra flatties from last weekend. Fine weather has had plenty of anglers trying their luck in the lake.

In some very pleasing news, it seems the “hated” factory ship the Geelong Star has departed our waters and was last reported near Africa where no doubt it will rape and pillage local fish stocks like it did here before public outcry saw its licences reviewed. Go to http://www.fishingworld.com.au/news/breaking-supertrawler-leaves-australian-waters-for-good for a good read.

Joe from Warilla Hotel FC sent in results for the November comp that saw Danny Colville take out largest fish in senior BRE with a solid 2 kilo black drummer and Goo Jackson tabled a 3.5 kilo mix for heaviest bag.

Terry Royan weighed a 1.25 kilo snapper to take out largest fish in the Deep Sea section and Steve Rhind won the heaviest bag weight with his 2.15kg mix.

The November Fish of the Month was salmon and Joe Sciberras nailed that prize with a big sambo of 3.650 kilos. The mystery fish was flathead and it was taken out by Paul Bysterveld.

Mark from Kiama Game FC said local rock spin guru Nick Hodgkins landed a solid 4.6 kilogram tailor earlier in the week as the weather and winter layoff has seen keen members break out of hibernation and try the alternate methods for a fishout.

The inshore water temps around Kiama have been steadily on the up and up and game boys are itching to get out over the canyon areas to see what gels out there and maybe nail an early season striped marlin.

Traditionally the Jervis Bay White Sands tournament that is on this weekend is usually a good indicator of what is around, so make sure the results are followed up and analysed when they are published.

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