Home' Yarram Standard : January 11th 2017 Contents PAGE 14 - “THE YARRAM STANDARD” Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Back for 2017: Yarram’s Senior football
and netball coaches Chris Pettitt and Lucy
Bell are back for another season with the
Demons and are raring to go. The pair will
start preseason training shortly in the hope
of taking their teams to the top in 2017.
THE warm weather brought out the boats
on both Saturday and Sunday.
All boat ramps in the area were busy; however the
wind and weed played a part in keeping the fish safe.
Out at Woodside, Peter Bryant from Woodside
Service Station reported good catches of flathead off
the beach and gummies and whiting outside.
Brian Spiteri of Port Albert Fishing Charters said
there are reports of some pretty decent snapper being
hooked out from McLoughlins Beach.
“Inside around Port Albert, pinkies, gummy, flat-
head and calamari are all firing,” Brian said. “Around
Welshpool, there is still some snapper, whiting and
calamari being caught,” he said.
Brian said they had great success using the fol-
lowing baits silver travelly, slimy mackerel and pil-
chards on the weekend.
As for this coming weekend Brian says the weath-
er is not looking favourable for outside fishing.
“An early start Sunday morning will be the best
bet if you want to throw a line in.”
Port Albert Light Game
and Sport Fishing news
NEWS from the Port Albert Light Game and Sport
Fishing Club after it held a very successful Camm
Shield at Reeves Beach on December 10 and 11:
Finally after many years we have had a competi-
tive Reeves Beach competition, with a good crowd of
26 people attending dinner on the Saturday night.
Eight people weighed in fish with new member
Damien from Melbourne taking the honours with
good size flathead, with nearly everyone who fished
No ladies or juniors weighed in any fish and
Charles took home the voucher.
December 26-January 8: 14 day all species com-
petition. This season, the club changed the competi-
tion from eight days to 14 days and it seemed to have
been a success with 30 members fishing in the com-
petition, three of those were ladies and two juniors.
The competition was hard fought with the lead
constantly changing and the Best of Species board
getting regularly updated. Ron Hunt caught a good
sized gummy which has knocked Squiggles off the
board, Ben Edwards took the honours for the seniors
males, with Sue Mills winning the senior females
and Dylan Ward taking the junior honours and the
It was great to see so many members fishing with
plenty being a flathead, garfish, salmon, trevally and
mullet all being caught in the area, the only down side
of the comp was the lack of juniors that fished.
Coming events for the club include:
January 21-22: Flathead and Whiting competition.
This is a local waters competition with low tide said
to be at 2:30pm on the Saturday. A weigh in barbecue
will be had on January 22 at 4pm at the clubrooms;
everyone is welcome to attend.
February 11-12: Preston inter-club all species
competition. The club is having an inter-club compe-
tition with the Preston Angling Club. This is a local
waters competition and a weigh in barbecue will be
held at the clubrooms on the Sunday at 4pm. Please
let the club know if you are going to attend so it is
able to cater for not only its members but Preston as
February 18-19: McDonald Shield at Sandy Point.
WOODSIDE Surf Life Saving Club
completed another successful Nippers
This year the club had 57 nippers enrolled in the
Club president Anthony Banik was thrilled to see
so many children aged from eight to 14 years taking
part in the program again this year.
“We had 57 enrol again this year, some of those
were involved last year but we had a lot of new ones
this year as well,” Mr Banik said.
“They come from all over to take part, some were
from St Kilda others from Warragul, Tooradin, the La-
trobe Valley and Stratford.
“Families come down to Woodside for their holidays
and get involved with the club and come back year after
year which is fantastic.”
This year’s Nippers program has once again been
coordinated by Brydie Hurrell. Brydie started her in-
volvement with the club many years ago as a nipper
and has worked her way up through the ranks. She
had served as a volunteer life guard at the beach and
undergone extensive training in her field.
“Brydie was helped by many of our Bronze Me-
dallion qualified members to deliver the program.
They all volunteer their time to make sure the nip-
pers enjoy the program,” Mr Banik said.
Many of the nippers completed their S badge and
are now able to compete in the junior surf lifesaving
carnival which will be held at Woodside on Janu-
“We have three carnivals during the season, this
year Woodside will hold the first carnival followed
by Seaspray and then Lakes Entrance.
“Those who successfully completed their S
badge will be able to compete as they now qualified
to swim in the surf,” he said.
The club works hard to ensure its facilities and
equipment are kept up to standard; its main fund-
raiser is the meals on Saturday nights throughout
“We open the clubhouse up to the public for
meals each Saturday night during January,” Mr
The meals are prepared and served by volunteers
of the club, under the guidance of Janet Hurrell who
does a great job in the kitchen.
Catch: Kye Spiteri with one that did not get
Fish still on the bite
Success: Woodside Beach Surf Life Saving Club has concluded another highly successful Nippers education program with over 57 partici-
pants enjoying the week long program, some of whom will participate in the club’s annual surf life saving club carnival on January 29.
Water fun: Woodside Beach Surf Life Saving Club nippers take to the water during their
week long camp which finished last Saturday.
Left Sponsored: Woodside Beach Surf
Lifesaving Club president Anthony Banik
thanks GEO Group Development manager
Phil Munning for his organisations generous
support of the club’s nippers program. Nip-
pers participant Jye Williams is one of the
nippers who appreciates the donation of res-
cue boards to the club.
This is the annual McDonald Shield competition that
is held down at Sandy Point; accommodation is avail-
able at Butch and Anne’s block down at Sandy Point.
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