Greetings Fellow Fly Flickers
By the time you have received this newsletter I will be packed and on my way to Merrijig and probably the last Club Trip to this wonderful location. The committee has had to make the rather sad decision that as a Club we cannot continue to subsidise ….

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Newsletter August 2014

Greetings fellow fly flickers.
The start of a new Club year and your new committee looks forward to working out a program of interesting trips and speakers for 2015.
The reports from the Howqua and other streams - our usual fishing haunts don’t appear to be promising. We’ll……….

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Merrijig Team 2013

Merrijig 2013

Eleven members attended the annual Merrijig weekend fishing the Delatite and Howqua Rivers – with some venturing further afield.

Wading Howqua

Howqua River

Friday night saw some venture down to the Delatite around the vicinity of the bridge where a couple landed fish, before returning to the accommodation at Victoria Police Ski Club. After dinner members engaged in the usual fishing banter and as usual the stories got taller with the consumption of a few convivial drinks.

Saturday morning members moved off in groups to fish their selected spots full of anticipation for a great day’s fishing ahead. There were lots of campers by the rivers but very few fishers – an ominous sign for the day ahead! Despite a hard day’s wading and trying a number of presentations nobody managed to even see a fish – let alone land one.

Merrijig Team 2013

Merrijig Team 2013 on the terrace

Saturday evening was spent in pleasant company around the lounge exchanging fishing tales before heading to bed for an early night.

Sunday, after the clean-up was done members moved in various directions to fish other rivers on the way home.

Another great Club Weekend – despite the disappointing lack of fish.