Most members arrived Friday night and claimed a bed whilst others slept in their swags. As it happened plenty of beds were vacant. Friday night entertainment around the barbeque made a long hard night for all who were game. Saturday morning there was frost on the ground with a beautiful sunny day and no wind. All members were off and fishing by 8:00am. Half fished the rivers and half fished the lake.
The fishing was slow and hard. Only 15 fish were weighed in on Saturday night. Nine came from the rivers and six from the lake and from those eight fish weighed in by members competing for the Howqua Association Interclub. PNAC declared leading at this time after the Howqua Associated Meeting and weigh in. Saturday night meal provided by the Howqua Association was excellent roast meat with all the vegetables, spuds in foil with sour cream this was an excellent meal prepared and well done by the cooks. Most members enjoyed another entertaining night outside warming by the fire place till early hours in the morning.
Sunday morning (Fathers Day) weather overcast / cloudy lots of fish rising in the lake and no wind as most members ventured out for the morning fishing. Fishing was still hard and slow and at 12 midday only 2 trout were weighed in by PNAC at The Interclub Trip. After the final weigh in members from all Clubs gathered to hear the results and The Interclub trip was taken out by The Preston Northcote Angling Club declared winners and the President John Deveson presented with the shield.
The overall average weight for each Club / members fishing:
1st Preston Northcote Angling Club 0.311
2nd Dunlop Bayswater 0.082
3rd Clayton Angling Club 0.11
Preston Northcote Angling Club weigh in on Sunday at 1:00pm after the Lodge had been cleaned up 4 Brown Trout from the lake and 2 Brown Trout from the River
T Dorner 6 Brown Trout 2.414kg
P Brandi 6 Brown Trout 1.730kg
A Brandi 4 Brown Trout and 1 Rainbow Trout 1.475kg (Rainbow Trout 0.260).
G Barry N/M 1 Brown Trout 0.695kg (Heaviest Fish).
Gavin won the $2 dollar in prize
J Deveson N/M 1 Brown Trout 0.515kg
D Trafford 1 Brown Trout 0.485kg
K Bamford 1 Broun Trout 0.420kg
N Duckstein 1 Brown trout 0.385kg
Total weight = 8.120kg Total fish = 21 fish
15 members and 5 Non members fished the Competition Although the fishing was slow and other members missed out still a good result for PNAC