Win­ning ways cel­e­brated

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - SPORT - with Adam Rice Send your fish­ing re­ports, pic­tures and tips to val­ley­fishes@gmail.com and keep track of the Der­went Val­ley Gazette Fish­ing page on Face­book.

THE New Nor­folk Li­censed Angling As­so­ci­a­tion held its din­ner and tro­phy pre­sen­ta­tion night for the 2017-18 trout fish­ing sea­son on Fri­day at the New Nor­folk Coun­cil Cham­bers so­cial rooms.

Mem­bers, spe­cial guests and speak­ers in­clud­ing Labour leader Re­becca White en­joyed a great spit roast meal and saw two mem­bers re­warded for out­stand­ing trout fish­ing.

Adrian Slater had an­other sea­son to re­mem­ber, win­ning the over­all heav­i­est trout plus the heav­i­est trout caught on an ar­ti­fi­cial lure (the Bert Wigston Memorial Tro­phy). Both awards were com­bined into one win­ning fish which weighed 4.843kg cleaned.

Slater also won the heav­i­est rain­bow trout for the sea­son, weigh­ing 2.595kg, and this fish also helped him win the se­nior con­sis­tency award spon­sored by Tony Raspin and Darren Hay from B-Blades. This was a closely run race be­tween five mem­bers un­til Adrian caught his win­ning rain­bow trout late in the sea­son.

Ju­nior Corey Kele­her had an­other great sea­son, win­ning the heav­i­est trout (14-17 years) with a fish weigh­ing 3.852kg. For the third time in a row he also won the Ken Mor­ley Memorial Tro­phy for the most con­sis­tent ju­nior an­gler, pre­sented by Bar­bara Mor­ley.

Slater and Kele­her also won in­di­vid­ual hon­ours by tak­ing out the over­all heav­i­est trout for the sea­son in the South­ern Tas­ma­nia Li­censed Angling As­so­ci­a­tion which com­bines all clubs and com­pe­ti­tions.

For sub ju­niors in the NNLAA (6-13 years), Sam Glowacki took home the heav­i­est trout tro­phy with a great fish from Lake Cres­cent weigh­ing 2.462kg.

It was a suc­cess­ful sea­son in and out of the wa­ter and the NNLAA com­mit­tee and vol­un­teers are to be con­grat­u­lated. Big thanks also from all of the com­mit­tee to the loyal spon­sors and the ded­i­cated mem­bers for their sup­port.

The NNLAA’s an­nual gen­eral meet­ing will be held at the Men’s Shed on Tues­day start­ing at 7pm.

Mem­ber­ships for the 2018-19 sea­son can be bought at Wil­liam’s Out­doors, through the club com­mit­tee, or at com­pe­ti­tions.

ABOUT 10,000 brown trout will have been re­leased into the Brady’s Lake and the “Chain” by In­land Fish­eries Ser­vice of­fi­cers by the end of the week.

Other fish­eries to re­ceive brown trout in the past two months have been Lake Paget with 50, Carter Lakes with 200, Rocky La­goon with 100, Sec- ond La­goon with 50, Bruis­ers La­goon with 70 and Craig­bourne Dam with 1100.

Bag lim­its in all Tas­ma­nian fresh­wa­ter rivers change from 12 trout to five from 12am on Au­gust 4, and from the same time the “open all year” boundary in the Der­went River moves from down­stream of the Bridgewater Bridge to down­stream from the New Nor­folk Bridge.

The Leven River in the North and its fresh­wa­ter fish­ing boundary will also change to down­stream of Whisky Creek.

Check the In­land Fish­eries Ser­vices web­site at www.ifs.tas.gov.au for more changes to the Tas­ma­nian In­land Fish­eries Man­age­ment Plan.

Tight lines un­til next week.

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