Home' Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser : June 16, 2016 Edition Contents THE ADVERTISER, THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016 - PAGE 23
THE Phillip Island Boardrid-
ers Club presentation night was
held at the club rooms recently.
Walter Hiatt took out A Grade
for the second year in a row.
The Supergroms had a great
night and were presented with
trophies made by Gio Geronimo
and windcheaters designed by
Darren ‘Curl’ Marks.
The Supergroms competition
is kindly sponsored by Woola-
Following presentations every-
one danced the night away to
music by ‘Orenda’.
The 2016/17 season kicks off
on October 29 and 30.
A Grade: 1. Walter Hiatt, 2.
Dylan James, 3 . Angus Marlbor-
ough, 4 . Terry Mitchell, 5. Dylan
Matthews, 6. Pal Cininas.
B Grade: 1. Chad Garrett, 2.
John Macs, 3. Sophie Fletcher.
Senior Mens: 1. Arthur McK-
enzie, 2. Tim Anan, 3. Jack Mat-
Cadet Boys: 1. Eden Golds-
bury, 2. Boyd Cross, 3 . Chad
Masters: 1. Terry Mitchell, 2 .
Matt Crooks, 3. Gio Geronimo.
Legends: 1. Pal Cininas, 2.
Dean Langford, 3. Steve Turner.
Grand Masters: 1. David
Thompson, 2. Ian Garrett, 3 . Mi-
Junior Boys: 1. Josh Bracher,
2. Kyle Ross, 3 . Liam Henry.
Cadet Girls: 1. Sophie Fletch-
er, 2. Sage Goldsbury, 3. Stevie
Ryan. Open Womens: 1. Sophie
Fletcher, 1. Danielle Bayliss, 3 .
Mals: Dumpy Thompson, 2 .
John Macs, 3. Walter Hiatt.
Old Groms: 1. Billy Yusko, 2 .
Rob Fleisner, 3 . Mac Nally.
Other special awards present-
ed on the night:
Rookie - Chad Garrett.
Most improved - Josh Bracher.
Most improved junior - Sage
Senior club person - Amy
President’s trophy - David
Tidal predictions for Stony Point
Cowes -0.09 Newhaven -0.31
High tide is marked in bold
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Phillip Island Marine
Open 7 days
l ALL YOUR BOATING & FISHING NEEDS
l 10 HIRE BOATS AVAILABLE
14 Beach Road, Rhyll
Please note Daylight savings sends on Sunday, 3 April, when
clocks will go back one hour. The predictions are in daylight
saving time when it is observed.
10.06am 3.28pm 9.35pm
11.07am 4.33pm 10.31pm
12.05pm 5.37pm 11.31pm
Around the bay
July is getting closer and so is our 10th
birthday sale and planning is well under-
The sale will run over the first 10 days
of July with different bargains to be had
on each day and some specials to run the
whole 10 days.
Keep an eye in-store or on our Face-
If you haven’t got the money right now
and want to take advantage of the spe-
cials, no problems, you will be able to
come in and lay-by your specials and pay
them off over the next few weeks before
the season starts.
The long weekend started off very slow
with some very unfavourable weather on
Saturday and plenty of rain and wind
but it picked up on Sunday and there
were plenty of people out and about.
There were a few boats on the water and
even a couple that braved it on Saturday
but most of the fishing was done on the
land with salmon making up many of the
Despite the windy weather the water
was surprisingly clear and the whiting
and squid fishermen in the boats could
actually find the weed patches.
Several reports of salmon came from
both Kilcunda and Woolamai beaches
over all three days of the weekend and
from those really keen for a fish during
The salmon from Kilcunda were a bit
bigger before the last lot of wind but we
were told of a fair bit of weed after the
wind stopped Sunday.
The majority of the reports from the
beaches were of salmon under 1kg but
a couple of customers managed to land
the odd one around 1.5kg by walking the
beach casting lures.
Some of the bigger fish were reported
from parts of the beaches that most don’t
fish and it was only by walking the beach
and casting lures that people actually
tried for them in those areas.
I don’t mean from a different beach
than normal but actually fishing in the
shallower areas and up on the banks be-
side the gutters.
Those fishing in the more traditional
areas, deep gutters and holes did better
From the reports the trick with the
lures at the moment is don’t go too big
with the best size 25 grams and 40
grams at the biggest.
A lure with white in it is the best which
makes sense when customers also re-
ported the salmon are full of very small
white bait looking fish.
Calamari reports came from both the
land and the boats with neither really
standing out better than the other.
The numbers of people fishing for the
calamari was down on what I would have
expected for this weekend.
I had a surprising amount of visitors
in over the weekend telling me they read
or saw somewhere that it is out of squid
season so they weren’t going to bother.
I don’t know where the information
was coming from but we don’t really have
a squid season anymore and they have
become an all year round fishery.
We do get a fluctuation in the amount
of calamari being caught but that has
more to do with the weather and tides
than the calamari not being there.
It’s the same with all types of fishing,
if you haven’t got a line in the water you
have no hope of catching fish.
Most of the calamari we saw were aver-
age in size but we did see one photo of
another calamari caught this week push-
ing the 3kg mark.
There was no pattern at all in the best
jig with almost every colour reported as
well as baited jigs, especially from boats
and jetties, and the baited jig only slight-
ly more effective from the beaches.
Not as many snapper reported this
week which was probably due to the tide
and wind but a few more gummies.
The snapper reports and the gummy
reports are coming from the same areas
with the Corals, both north and south,
and not quite in the channels the best.
Almost every report we have had over
the last week were from 6m to 8m of wa-
ter and not in the 12m or 14m you might
expect with fresh half or whole squid
heads the best of the baits with a single
size 8/0 hook on a running sinker rig.
If you don’t mind a bit of moving
around and de-hooking a few rubbish
fish, this time of the year can be very re-
warding for whiting fishermen.
The numbers won’t be there and a bit
of thinking and trying different things
will be needed but the quality of the whit-
ing are excellent.
It’s as if they have rugged up for the
winter and you will notice a thicker fat
layer under the skin and very healthy fil-
Reports came from most of the usual
areas while not necessarily the usual
spots if that makes any sense.
Most of the whiting reports came from
the deeper channel edges around Dickies
Bay and in Cleeland Bight.
The only spot we had any decent re-
ports from a spot you would normally
fish was at Tortoise Head.
South Gippsland Game Fishing Club is
turning 40 and is having a reunion.
They are looking for past members
that are not in touch with the club any-
more that would like to be part of the
The night will be held on Saturday
night of August 20.
For more information, just give me a
call 0409 018 980 and I can send out
By Jim’s bait & Tackle, San Remo
The Cowes euchre group
mourns the sudden pass-
ing of their much loved
and esteemed co-ordinator
After a brief interlude fol-
lowing the loss of Midge,
euchre will resume on
Thursday, June 16
Peter Dawes was the
stand-out player for May.
6 wins to add to his good
earlier scores then on May
26, another 5 wins saw
him take out the Herd of
Cowes Butchers Award for
the May aggregate.
John Monk finished the
month with the perfect
score of 8 wins but this
was not enough to overtake
Peter’s wife Bev made
sure the family won’t go
hungry by taking out the
ladies’ meat voucher also.
Other recent winners
were Marj Beaton and
Julie, a visitor from Mel-
award for Walter Hiatt
Phillip Island Boardriders Club A Grade winners are pictured on
presentation night, from left, Dylan Matthews, Terry Mitchell, Dylan
James and Walter Hiatt.
The Supergroms each received a trophy and windcheater on pre-
sentation night, held at the boardriders clubrooms recently.
Two games before the rain
WINTER triples, which
continued on Tuesday,
June 7 were just that
‘wintry’ on a grey and
slightly damp day with
24 teams including visi-
tors from Wonthaggi and
The drizzle got heavier
later in the day to the
point where the third
game was called off.
Game one was won by
Howard Spencer, Les
Sheppard and Sam Ca-
chia, game two went to
Ken Web, Roy Smith and
Vic Piasenti from Wont-
haggi and Les McGhee,
Harry Bowman and Peter
Oates/Colin Binch won
the draw of the cards in
lieu of the third game.
The overall winners
were Ken Webb, Roy
Smith and Vic Piasenti.
Social bowls on Thurs-
day, June 9 saw 22 play-
ers enjoy a cool but sun-
ny day. Margaret Rogers
with Bill Hathway, Peter
Dawes and Tony Steward
were the victors on the
Saturday, June 11 had
24 bowlers playing in
cold but mainly fine con-
Visitors from Garfield
and Mulgrave Country
Club joined members for
Best first game went
to Les McGhee and Stan
Oversby, best second
game went to Adrian and
Runners-up were John
Hirst and Serge Castell
while Bob Weaver and
Caroline Donohue were
the winners on the day.
Peter Dawes, Margaret Rogers, Tony Steward, Bill Hathway were the winners
of social bowls played at the Dunsmore Road greens last Thursday.
Saturday’s 2-4-2 winners at PIBC were Bob Weaver and Caroline Donohue.
Winners of winter triples last Tuesday were the Wonthaggi team of, from left:
Ken Webb, Roy Smith and Vic Piasenti.
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