Tea Gardens Fishing Club News for May

Tea Gardens Fishing Club’s May outing saw the sun shining and quite warm through the day and a little chilly at night but that didn’t stop our enthusiastic club members bringing in the big fish.

Quite a few weighed in with the ladies weighing in first with M Schutz with 1 Bream, B Anderson with 3 Flathead, 4 Whiting and 1 Bream, R Hill-Smith with 1 Bream and 1 Flathead, T Collins with 1 Flathead and C McTiernan with 1 Salmon, 1 Flathead and 1 Tailer.

The Men weighed in some huge fish with M Groth with 3 Tailer, A Smith with 2 Bream, G Thrift with 5 Flathead, 5 Whiting, 4 Bream and 3 Snapper, G Anderson with 1 Whiting, 1 Flathead, 1 Bream and 3 Tailer, B Nash with 1 Bream, 1 Whiting and 2 Flathead, B Collins with 1 Flathead and 1 Bream, B Thrift with an always impressive catch of 6 Flathead, 7 Bream, 4 Tailer, 1 Whiting, and 1 Salmon , J Evans with 6 Bream and T Evans also with an impressive catch 2 Mulloway, 1 Groper, 1 Salmon, 10 Tailer, 2 Bream and 10 Whiting with Thomas taking out the secret fish with the biggest Whiting.

Well done to all who weighed in and dont forget our June outing is scheduled for the long weekend and the monthly meeting is on Thursday 9th June at 6pm sharp at the Tea Gardens Country Club.

Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Gibba to Gibba which was held on the following weekend of the 20-22nd May saw in excess of 75 registered fisho’s from Buladelah, Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens Fishing Clubs spread within the boundary of the Surf Club in the south and the Big Gibba Head Land in the North endeavouting to catch fish so their respective clun could amass sufficient points to take the Gibba to Gibba Shield that Tea Gardens Fishing Club has held for the last 2 years.

Thank you to the oustanding efforts of Thomas Evans, Bill and Greg Thrift and 7 others of Tea Gardens Fishing Club who had sufficient points to reain the sheild for Tea Gardens for the 3rd consecutive year. Thomas had Jewfish, Bream and Tailer, Bill and Greg had much the same except Jewfish.

The weigh in was conducted by the one and only Grant Bidgood from the Buladelah Fishing Club who were the host for this year. Grant went quite pale when Thomas produced his catch of Jewfish and muttered something explicit into his beard about the weather.

The points for the Shield are as follows; Hawks Nest with 43.9 Points, Buladelah with 53.8 points and Tea Gardens with 60.2 points.

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Other winners on the weekend were Most points for individual men, 1st Thomas Evans Tea Gardens, 2nd Grant Bidgood Buladelah and 3rd was Greg Smith Hawks Nest.

Ladies, 1st Fiona Minett Buladelah, 2nd Kerrie Thompson Buladelah and 3rd Beth Anderson Tea Gardens.

Juniors, 1st William Markham Tea Gardens, 2nd Poppy and 3rd Saxon. Well done juniors.

Mystery fish was Flathead and won by Andrew Sharp Hawks Nest.

Buladelah Fishing Club hosted a BBQ lunch enjoyed by all despite the weather and lack of numbers of fish all agreed it was a successful weekend.

Tea Gardens are the host club for next year’s Gibba to Gibba.

By Marissa SCHUTZ

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