Friday, 9 September 2011

I was fortunate enough to spend an evening at the Greenvale Angling Club in Melbourne's north west on Wednesday night to talk all things squid, great club with plenty of interest, was great to have heaps of questions asked especially by the kids in the group, always good to see the kids getting right into the swing of things and keen to learn all things fishing, gives us all but in particular the recreational fishing industry a bit of hope for the future. I also shared the floor with the guys from That's Fishing TV who shared the ins and outs of the TV program how and when it all happened and the trials that they go through making the show, they also parted with some info about Western Port and the rigs they use to catch what they catch for more info on thats fishing go to We were all made to feel very welcome by every one, big thanks to Ray Caruana for the invite on behalf of the club, Gan Craft for supplying some give away's for every one and most of all the members for their open minds to the ins and outs of fishing with out them there would not be a club to talk at.
Eric & Brian with me at the Greenvale Angling Club

The next club we will be visiting will be the Bass Straight Game Fishing Club at Hastings so stay tuned for details, most clubs are happy to see visitors at the clubs and are a great way to keep in the loop with all things fishing and great for families so for a small price membership fee's are worth every cent. Lets face it who doesn't like to sit around and talk about fishing.

Yamashita Squid Series 2011 Shimano Sydney Harbour Round Results

Day one kick off
After an unfortunate chain of events we lost 4 teams the day before competition but the event still went ahead with some close results.
Day 1 saw the teams all heading different directions early in the piece with teams using various areas and fishing differing techniques. Both Yamashita and Yamashita 2 took advantage of an early weigh in so as not to risk loosing their catch from early in the morning, this ended up assisting Yamashita 2 with their lead going into Day 2. All teams landed their bag of 3 squid for weight recording.

Key allocation
Day 2 was not so much different with and teams scattered to similar areas as day 1 with the exception of Team Sunline who traveled up past the Harbour Bridge to try something different, this risk sadly did not pay off with the teams fishing the southern reaches of the harbour landing their bags in fairly quick succession with the opportunity of upgrades through out the morning.

Yamashita Early Weigh in

Team Sunline day 2

Team Yamashita 2 early weigh in

Tidal complications for weigh in

Weigh in area


Final 4
Winners Eisuke Kawakami and Nick Martin (Yamashita)

Runners up Bryan Todd and Stuart Reid (Team Yamashita 2)

3rd Glenn McDonnell and Dominic Costanza

Great couple of days had by all, big thanks to EJ Todd, Shimano and Gan Craft for supporting the event and Berkley for providing the Berkley Big Squid prize and the 4th position prize. Also  a big thanks to Dan Stanilovic for making the trip up from Melbourne to help with the event, Maddison Graham for getting her feet wet and helping teams get their bags up to be weighed and Kim Stewart for keeping me honest and recording all event weights and details.

1st prize was $1000 Cash
2nd prize was a $900 Shimano Prize Pack
3rd prize was a $600 Yamashita Prize Pack
4th Prize was a $250 Berkley Egi Master Pack

Eyes ahead now to the next Melbourne Event