2006 AAA State Boat Angling Championships major sponsors Club Marine
2006 AAA State Boat Angling Championships sponsored by All Boats and Caravans
Australian Anglers Association, (WA Division) Inc.
2005/2006 State Boat Angling Championships.
The 2005/6 State Boat Angling Championships were held on Saturday 4 March 2006 at Jurien Bay. This event was organised by the AAA Boating Sub Committee and was open to any member of a club affiliated with the Australian Anglers Association.
Mr Bower from the Shire was contacted verbally by me, and he assisted with contacts in the area, for this I am appreciative.
Mr Andrew Quinn from the Jurien Recreation Centre (also the local butcher) assisted with the coordination and other contacts, the event would not have been as successful if the trust had not been gained through Andrew, and once again this was great.
The Jurien Bay Fishing Club discussed their and our needs and with little persuasion, they assisted as indicated, for the day, to the benefit of all, I'm sure all would agree.
The competition was run with a perfect fishing day as far as the weather goes.
The Jurien Bay fishing club provided the heart starters for the day, by having tea and coffee with a sausage sizzle at the boat ramp, and those that had either thick heads from "preparing" for the day and having pre-comp drinks the night before certainly welcomed the food.
The forecast of 15 to 20 knot NE winds came in at the start of the comp and assisted those who fish for the smaller species, to pull up close to shore and catch a number of herring and whiting, although all fairly small and all bar the one of each specie were released.
At around 7.30am to 8.30am most boats ventured out into the deeper water and started catching other targeted fish. The surge on the bottom of the ocean made for hard fishing in close and those that persevered only came up with a few fish that must have been hungry.
After about an hour of fishing in depths from 28m to 40 metres, most boats headed out deep in waters from 50m to 230m (a flathead was caught in this depth by Georgie Grimmit from the Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club).
A few good fish were caught in deeper water, but as indicated it was difficult work, at about 11.00am the weather became calm and boats zipped around to all their favourite spots catching a varied range of species. At the closing time for the Bags (3.30pm) most boats had either got their boats on their trailers or were waiting to.
The fisheries officers were offered and took the opportunity to inspect the fish, of course it was a little difficult as most competitors had already zip tied their bags, but after consultation with the "gents" they came to the weigh in and had a look, and I do believe they were pleased, with the "professional" manner in which all AAA Members presented themselves. As you know we do self regulate our competitions and ensure that ALL participants comply with the AAA Code of Conduct.
The weigh in was held at the Community Rec centre in Jurien and we delayed the weigh in, as the local footy team and Pirates footy team from Lancelin were having their annual Kezza remembrance day game, what a thriller and all enjoyed the game, Lancelin Pirates won, (I'm a Lano boy and don't you think I stirred them up).
The weigh in commenced at 5.00pm, on the back of a Pan Deck truck, supplied by Jurien Cartage. The MC for the weigh in was Glen Omond from the MAAC and provided a running commentary, with a great deal of good humour and light hearted banter.
The weigh in went well with a good band of volunteers; again we would be lost without those assisting on the day, you little juniors for running the score cards thank you, we need you guys to get up there and give us "oldies" a run for our money at these comps.
The local footy teams provided refreshments and an evening meal for all, and the delay of the weigh in assisted everyone to take their boats back to their quarters a bit of a clean up, and enjoy the hospitality of the locals. I think we drank and ate them out of town; it was good for all the community.
John O'Brien, Ray Pillage (Non AAA Members but always there to help me) and Doreen Jones (Bob Jones the Field Day Officer's wife), set up the presentation area, it was excellent. The presentation was MC'd by our effervescent ORSSC member in Terry Bell, and with the banter as always between "rival" clubs, made for an excellent evening.
Club Marine Skippers Participation prize of the $500 Boat Insurance Voucher was won by Christon Apostoles from MAAC
Early Nomination Draw Winner was won by Rolly Buegge Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club (ORSSC)
Junior Nomination prize was won by Daniel Boogaard QRFC
A special prize was presented to Terry Bell for catching a Whiting that was very close to the State Record, this was one of the major prizes of the event in a sounder valued at $1200.00 donated by All Boats and Caravans.
Catch Card winner Julianna, Natalie and Andrew Donkin, this prize was from the fisheries research team and they provided 2 x $50 vouchers from Bluewater Tackle, so they will get both of them as it was a family affair, no one else presented their card on the day, I think most of us were a little preoccupied, and I do apologise to the Research team for the lack of responses.
I thank all those that assisted me on and before the day; I am in admiration of their support of me.
Pat Shinnick, Chairperson of the AAA Boating Sub Committee
There were both team and individual events and these were divided into four divisions:- Open, Ladies, Veterans (over 55 years)
and Juniors (12 to 16 years) and so caters for participation by all the family.
The scoring for the championship encouraged people to catch a range of species of fish. Points were awarded based on the number
of eligible species weighed plus four points per kilogram of total bag weight. Each entrant was allowed to weigh in only ONE
fish of each nominated species. The points for species increased as more species were entered.
Clubs nominated teams in each class prior to the start of Championship. Mens teams could have a maximum of seven people,
while Ladies teams, Veterans teams, and Juniors teams could have a maximum of four people.
For Mens team scoring, the best six results were counted, with the seventh result not included in the score. For Ladies,
Veterans and Juniors team scoring, the best three results were counted, with the fourth result not included in the score.
The individual and team points from this event go towards an overall individual and club championship over all four divisions
run by AAA, Beach & Rock, Boat Angling, Estuary Angling and Dry Casting.
Details, names, weights of fish, clubs represented, team and individual results, can be seen by clicking on the links below.
Overall results were:-
|State Boat Open Champion|| Adam Eastman||OSAC Boat||9 species|| 211.5 points|
|State Boat Champion Club||Marmion Angling & Aquatic Club|
|Runner up State Boat Champion Club||Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club|
|State Boat Mens Individual|
|Champion|| Adam Eastman||OSAC Boat||9 species|| 211.5 points|
|Runner-up||Jason Stevens ||Rockingham||6 species||205.3 points|
|State Boat Ladies Individual|
|Champion||Kristy Hillary||Marmion||6 species||130.7 points|
|Runner-up||Noeleen Weymouth||Hillarys||5 species||95.5 points|
|State Boat Juniors Individual|
|Champion||Steve Middleton||Marmion||6 species||117.7 points|
|Runner-up||James Omond||Marmion||4 species||97.0 points|
|State Boat Veterans Individual|
|Champion||Graham Nottle||Marmion||6 species||123.1 points|
|Runner-up||Len Derrick||OSAC Boat||6 species||98.2 points|