The South Coast zone rock competition was held recently and the Champion Club award went to Berry on 5277 points over runner-up Ocean Beach Hotel scoring 3485 points.
Champion angler went to Berry member Heathe Warnecke on 1496 point over runner-up, also from Berry, Robert Penman on 1488 points.
Some impressive captures included a 1.1 kilo bream for Ivor Wright, a 3 kilo rock blackfish for Gary Keen, a 7.4 kilo groper for Robert Mace and Heathe Warnecke tabled a 2.6 kilo salmon and a 2.5 kilo snapper.
A reminder to apply for fishing club grants which are available for "Gone Fishing Day" to be held this year on October 20.
Recreational fishing clubs are invited to apply for grants to help run community fishing events and activities in their own local area for the NSW Gone Fishing Day.
Applications close on July 15, 2019 so for more information, go to www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/resources/go-fishing-nsw.
The longtail tuna is a popular sportfish along the east coast and during their annual summer migration, longtails travel from the coastal waters of northern Queensland as far south as Eden, NSW.
Once the water begins to cool they turn and head back north towards the Coral Sea.
A longtail tuna recently released by keen angler Shane Simpson has been recaptured after it was originally tagged on March 13, 2019, while fishing land-based off a headland south of Port Macquarie.
The tuna was estimated at 100cm and 15kg on release.
Thirteen days later, on March 26, 2019, the tuna was recaptured by Peter Silcock fishing to the north of Port Stephens.
Upon recapture the fish measured 104cm and 15.8kg and the tuna had travelled an impressive 120km during its 13 days at liberty.
The NSW DPI Game Fish Tagging Program issues tags free of charge and works in close association with the NSW Game Fishing Association, the Game Fishing Association of Australia and the ANSA (NSW Branch).
The program is run using funds from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust. More than 475,000 fish have been tagged under the program so far.
If you would like to get involved in gamefish tagging, please phone (02) 6691 9602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.