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Fishing Feature: Maroochy RSL Fishing Club 2013-12-20

Local fishing enthusiasts have been hooked on the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club since 1956 and the club has been growing and growing every year to include avid anglers of all ages and walks of life. Last weekend the club celebrated a great year of fishing with their Christmas Party at the RSL Club and awarded members with consistent and quality weigh-ins throughout the year.

Swan Boat Hire regular, Jeff Vere brought home several trophies for his efforts this year and is a great club member. Jeff brought in many offshore catches for weigh-in throughout the year and the combined weight of catches contribute to his win. So as you can see, it is not always the biggest fish that wins!

Switching between beaches, estuaries, dam and off-shore from Rockhampton to Tweed Heads, the Fishing club provides opportunities for fishermen and women of all ages and levels of experience. Senior members provide mentor-ship for junior and amateur members, whilst encouraging sustainable practices to ensure catches comply with Department of Fisheries regulations.

Thanks to Maroochy RSL's support, the club has been a long-standing social activity for the whole community. Seeing this as a valuable community activity, Maroochy RSL continues to provide facilities and in-kind support including storage and providing a boardroom for the club's monthly meeting

Club presidents encourage everyone who is interested to join. Every second Sunday, they have a weigh-in breakfast in Cotton Tree Park, which is a fun, social outing.

The club also meets on the first Saturday of each month and hold five fishing camps per year, so it is totally up to the individual as to how much involvement they have in the club. Without the support of Maroochy RSL Club, Swan Boat Hire and Maroochy Fishing World, the club wouldn't exist.

Anyone wishing to join the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club is more than welcome. The 2014 sign on day for membership is Sunday February 2 at 8am in Cotton Tree Park. For more information call Huup Maas on 0438 597 864 or drop into Swan Boat Hire as Matt and Mark are sponsors!

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Jeff Vere with a swag full of trophy's for his top year of fishing.

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Jeff Vere loves to catch jacks on fresh mullet fillet along the bli bli reach.

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