Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Yamashita Squid Series 2011, Gan Craft Round 5 Eden NSW

Yamashita Squid Series 2011, Gan Craft Round 5 Eden NSW

This round of the national squid series is a charity event where all proceeds go to the group Beyond Blue, men’s mental health initiative program called ‘The Shed’.
The Shed is one of the many mental health strategies that Beyond Blue have initiated targeted at men and their mental health.

This round is still a qualifying round with the normal $1000 cash prize for 1st and other prizes awarded down the line, qualification for the Grand Final and Lowrance Team of the year points will still be awarded, what makes this event different is that Australian Egi Tournaments will not ask for any entry money, however, each team will be given an    envelope at the event briefing where a donation to the amount of the teams choice will be placed in the envelope as a donation to Beyond Blues ’The Shed’, no questions will be asked about the amounts and no minimum amount is expected.

For entry forms and competition rules please go to www.australianegitournaments.com.au, for teams entering that wish to lodge forms on the briefing evening please email me with your team details paul@australianegitournaments.com.au. All media or competition enquiries, please    contact Tournaments Director Paul Carter 0417590547 at any time

Event Briefing and registration will take place at the Eden Amateur Fish Club Clubhouse
At 2000pm on Friday the 1th November 2011, we will be on site from 0700 to take late entries, please bring your fishing licence with you and all entry details

Williamstown Sportfishing and Game Club Talk

For the first time ever I last week ventured down to the Altona boat ramp, although tame I can see where it would get crazy from time to time, this is the location of the  Williamstown Sportfishing and Game Club who share the Hobsons Bay Angling Club rooms. This area is known to many as the Snapper capitol of Victoria and is also know for its many accessible location to big squid a little further south. Have been to plenty of clubs in the last 6 months doing squid talks and have heard heaps  about the stereotypical angling club stale environment, can I say I have yet to see it and this club is no exception to the rule. People from all walks of life and age in a setting overlooking the bay at Altona made for a very comfortable setting both for me and the members of the club, although not too comfortable as no one fell asleep during the talk so something must have been right. Had great feeback from members at the club and again it was great to get pounded with questions from all members at the club, it means that people are genuinely interested in what we are doing and heps of people taking their gear out to chase squid waving rods around like harry potter casting spells. I never tire of these talks I meet some brilliant people and have the chance to inspire others to go out and try some of what we talk about. Big thanks to Williamstown Sportfishing and Game Club for the invite I look forward to visiting the club at another time in the future.