Stawell Angling Club
The new year has opened in style, with great fishing for Stawell Angling Club members as they held their first run for the new year with an open waters competition.
Anglers fished both Fyans and Taylors Lakes, with the vast majority of fish being caught at Fyans.
Fishing Taylors with worms was the best method to land yourself a yellowbelly, while Fyans produced redfin - either trolling or flicking chatterbaits.
Hopefully, with the warm weather, the fishing will remain good for quite a while.
Daryl Keirl began the year well, landing nine reddies at Fyans for a combined length of 279.5cm from Gavin Keilars, seven redfin at 239.5cm, also at Fyans.
Doug Collins fished Taylors for five yellas measuring 180cm.
Wyatt Blake was the successful junior with a 33.5cm yella caught at Taylors and a 28cm redfin at Fyans for a combined length of 61.5cm. Tony Green took out the longest fish award with a 42cm reddy from Fyans.
The next competition will be fished on the Australia Day long weekend with a two water event at either Taylors or Fyans, from 6am, Saturday, January 25 until 11am Monday, with final measure at 11.15am at the Lake Fyans clubhouse.
- RAY HOWARD
Horsham Angling Club
Horsham Angling Club commenced its twilight competition on the Wimmera River this month.
There was a lot of little yellowbelly and redfin and no carp. It was a great afternoon of fun for the entire family. Thirty-nine adults and 21 juniors competed.
RESULTS: Open, Adam Hinch with a yellow 1.630; 1st Alastair Vanstan with a yellow 1.507; 2nd Gage Wright with a yellow 1.187; 3rd Bill Quinlivan with a yellow 1.037. Junior: 1st Kobi Lang silver .436. No other juniors weighed in.
SECOND TWILIGHT RESULTS: Open Bev Clyne with a yellow 1.361; 1st Brad Treloar with a yellow 1.229; 2nd James Gardner with a yellow 1.087; 3rd Steve Parish with a yellow .889. Juniors 1st Campbell Stasinowsky with a yellow .889; 2nd Jayke Greig with a catfish .265.
- SHANE SHIELLS