Weekly Reports

Gerringong Hotel FC reported they are now past half way in their annual comp and all sections have yet to be sewn up.

Rory Bennett is trying hard for back to back wins for overall club champion and has hit the lead with 589 points followed by on Grant 366, Terry 295, Bede 272 and to round off the top 5, Jason Stalgis sits on 247.

It is tuna time and one big fish caught during a recognised comp, could see those scores change dramatically.

The beach and rock sections sees Grant 290, followed by his brother Natt on 191 and Jason on 108.

Nikki is winning the ladies, Wes is winning the Juniors and Jade is winning the sub juniors – all on 100.

Rory is well in front in the deep sea section on 482 with Bede next in line with 187.

Jason Stalgis is in the lead with 300 in the estuary section with Nat close behind on 232, so again a few good fish will see spots reshuffled.


Shellharbour Game fishing club would like to extend an invitation to all members to this year’s AGM to be held at Warilla Bowling Club next Friday July 19th from 7.30pm.

Agenda for the new fishing season is still being compiled, so if you have any suggestions of ideas, please contact club secretary asap.

Annual membership fees are due and members need to be financial to vote or compete in any comp. and can be paid before the formal meeting starts.

With plenty of topics to discuss for the new season your attendance is requested and please remember you need to be a financial member to vote.


Members of Lakeview Hotel FC are asked to contact club secretary asap if they would like to be included in the order list for club jumpers and shirts.

Hats are also being considered so please text or ring thru your orders and sizes to 0434 588 957.


The Tuna Champions program has a great website providing a host of useful info about SBTs, including biological data, handling fish for maximum eating quality, catch & release tips and a scientifically endorsed code of practice detailing responsible recreational fishing practices.

Now the SBT are here, take the time to check out the great advice provided by Tuna Champions at www.tunachampions.com.au.


Early notice as members are far and wide but August 10th will see Shoalhaven Game FC hold their AGM at 5.30 pm to be followed by their presentation night dinner that will start from 7.30pm.

As incentive to attend, members will automatically go into the lucky door prize of a Shimano TLD 25 reel but you have to be there to collect personally.


Luke from Leisure Coast Bait and Tackle at Corrimal said there some sensational yellowfin tuna and southern bluefin tuna over the weekend and past few days.

The game boys are rejoicing that the southern blues have finally arrived within reach of most reasonably sized trailer boats as well as the bigger game boats.

The offshore waters out from Kiama were the first to give up some solid fin with a Sydney Game fishing club boat Black Douglas getting a 4 way hookup.

Kevin Gray, Mitch Gray and Squid Bokenham, successfully landed three of them that measured short lengths of 1.4m, 1.5m and 1.62m or well over 80 kilos each.

Radio chatter said another boat had landed an enormous yellowfin that later weighed in at 107 kilos.

There were plenty of other yellows caught between 40 and 70 kilos and the majority were taken on trolled plastic shirts.

The weather gods intervened and the hot bite was unable to be enjoyed as commonsense prevailed and crews stayed safely at home but time was well spent re rigging and planning for the next window of opportunity.

Snapper fishing was a whole lot better over the weekend with quite a few boats getting some nice fat reds and they all seemed to be in the same depth, around the 30-40 metre mark and as per the norm these days, soft plastics and vibes were the undoing of the better fish.

Those who chose to fish in close, found good fish in the afternoons, reporting the last couple of hours of light really had the fish fired up until the sun descending behind the mountain and the bite stopped.

For those chasing them in the shallows, there were plenty of small to medium sized sampson fish in the mix as well just to keep you guessing.

Not much to report from the beaches with a couple of hard core mulloway fishos putting in quite long hours with freshly caught live baits for not even a touch.

Off the rocks there were plenty of good sized drummer and blackfish about both on weed and royal red prawns and some of the drummer went 3 kilo cleaned.

Photo 1 – Eftin Nikoloski went to NZ and caught and released this massive 10 kg plus rainbow trout.

Photo 2 – Mitch Gray and Squid Bokenham with 2 of 3 yellowfin tuna of over 80 kilos from Kiama wide last weekend.

Photo 3 – Tim Mulhall with an excellent eating coral trout from recent Qld offshore trip

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Mitch Gray and Squid Bokenham resized

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Gary Wade


Shellharbour NSW Australia

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