Reel Deal: Game fishos head to Port Hacking

It beats school!: Dario Maffulo from Warrawong High with a pair of sweep he caught on a recent school fishing excursion.

It beats school!: Dario Maffulo from Warrawong High with a pair of sweep he caught on a recent school fishing excursion.

Most game fishing crews are heading up towards Sydney this weekend to fish the Port Hacking 100 tournament and also hopefully win the $50,000 cash prize for the heaviest blue marlin over 200 kilograms.

Sponsored by Shimano and a host of other local businesses including BGS Electronics, Dick Rowe Marine and Onboard Engineering, competitors will vie for a wide cross-section of sections with a strong emphasis on tag and release.

Details at www.phgfc.com

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The Marine Rescue NSW current fund-raising art union is getting close to the end and with over $229,600 in prizes, including a 4WD, fishing boat, jet skis, luxury travel and VIP sports tickets.

It is organised and conducted annually by Marine Rescue NSW, which ensures that all proceeds stay within the organisation.

It will be drawn at Marine Rescue NSW headquarters at Cronulla, Sydney, at noon on May 30, 2017. All proceeds from the Marine Rescue NSW Art Union go to the emergency service’s 45 volunteer units.

The units cover the entire NSW coastline from the Queensland border to Eden and inland on the Alpine Lakes and the Murray River, at Moama.

Supporters of the state’s official volunteer marine search and rescue service can also buy tickets online at https://artunion.mrnsw.com.au/

A subtle reminder that the annual fishing closure to protect Australian bass and estuary perch is fast approaching with the 2017 four-month closure to take effect from May 1 to August 31 to protect these popular native sport fish. 

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