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out in force
It s definitely big flathead time in the
south coast estuaries as the serious
crocs come out to play.
Renowned hot-spots for trophy
dusky flathead, such as St Georges
Basin and Tuross Lake, are leading the
A couple of lizards over 90
centimetres have been reported. The
largest fish caught lately went a few
centimetres over the magic metre mark
and was caught and released at an
undisclosed location at Tuross. The
fish took a Z-Man soft plastic.
A few more in the 80s have also
been caught up and down the coast.
There are stacks of pan-sized flatties in
the 40-45cm bracket in virtually every
Bream are also moving in good
numbers. Moruya tackle store owner
Graham Herbert landed a cracking
40cm-plus fish at Tuross last week on
a hard body. He also scored a few nice
Yellowfin tuna are creating
excitement offshore. Anglers targeting
warm currents in 200-300 fathoms off
Bermagui are trolling up some nice
fin to 40kg.
Closer to shore, snapper are biting
on the reefs wide of Potato Point, and
there are lots of sand and tiger flathead
It s been an indifferent spring on the
big trout lakes.
The highlight has been the number
of large rainbow trout landed on bait
from the shore, particularly at
Jindabyne. A handful of these fish
have nudged the 5lb mark, which is a
superb rainbow in anyone s language.
Don t forget a raft of updated size
and bag limits have now come into
effect for salt and freshwater species
For all the details, visit
The Great Carp Catch fishing
competition is being held as part of the
Tuggeranong Community Festival on
Saturday, November 22.
This long-running competition is a
favourite with anglers of all ages and
there are lots of great prizes on offer
this year for carp and redfin.
New Canberra Cavalry
chief executive Donn
Photo: Jamila Toderas
New boss wants Cavalry in limelight
Donn McMichael knows he has big
boots to fill as the new Canberra
Cavalry chief executive, but he wants
the Cavs to become summer s biggest
talking point in the nation s capital.
He s already called in the Cavalry
for help and has enlisted former Major
League pitcher Jeff Williams as a
professional scout to help the Asian
champions find their next batch of
McMichael has taken over the reins
from Thom Carter, who developed a
cult following of his own during his
time in Canberra before he returned
home to the US to help his mother
Susan with her fight against cancer.
Not only did Carter get the Canberra
crowd going, much like Dancing
Homer did on The Simpsons, but he
also made the Cavs into one of the
most financially viable clubs in the
Australian Baseball League.
While McMichael has vowed he
won t be singing and dancing, he does
want to continue the Cavalry s charge
onto the ACT sporting landscape.
McMichael has been a director of
Cabcharge since 1996 and previously
worked for Camp Quality and the
Noahs Ark Foundation.
I ve got aspirations to make it the
most spoken-about sport in the
summer months in Canberra, he said.
Now I know we ve got some very
good opposition with cricket and
certainly the [Canberra Capitals]. By
growing the knowledge and
understanding of the Cavs helps bring
people into the game as well.
After claiming back-to-back
wooden spoons in the first two ABL
seasons, the Cavalry has since become
a powerful team on the ballpark ---
winning the Claxton Shield in the
2012-13 season, then beating the best
teams in Asia in Taiwan last year
before narrowly losing its ABL
championship defence in February.
McMichael has called on his
nephew Jeff Williams to help make the
Cavs even stronger. Born in Canberra,
Williams played MLB for the Los
Angeles Dodgers before switching to
the Hanshin Tigers in Japan.
He now scouts the AAA leagues --
the level below MLB -- for the Tigers
and will do the same for the Cavalry.
Jeff is scouting about 80 games a
year for Hanshin Tigers in Japan, so
he s got about 500 players that he s
been asked to keep an eye on,
McMichael said. Depending on what
the requirements of Hanshin are, we
would have access to those players. I d
send him our needs and he d come
back with options for us.
While MLB financially backs the
ABL, the Cavalry is very close to
breaking even without any assistance.
McMichael wants to strengthen that
position and also start to build the
playing numbers in the ACT. He sees
Cavalry success as the best way to
grow the game, although former
third-base Jeremy Barnes has been
brought on board as Baseball
Canberra s head of high performance
and pathways to also help in that
We ve had a really good increase
in numbers this season -- in some
instances we ve got two and three
D-grade sides from one club, which is
outstanding, McMichael said. But
we re still reaching out to try to get
players into the game and the more
successful the Cavalry are, that s
really the key to getting people into
The planning stage of the
$6 million ballpark upgrade, which
has been in the pipeline for the last
few years, should be completed by
about April, with full construction to
begin in March 2016.
It could include an indoor training
ACT AND DISTRICT PREMIER TEAMS NETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Netballers in action at the inaugural ACT and District Premier Teams
The Ripper Rebels won the ACT & District Premier Team Championship's
Intermediates Division 1.
Queanbeyan teams to fore at tournament
There are plans to expand the ACT and
District Premier Teams netball
championship after Queanbeyan
dominated the successful inaugural
event on Sunday.
Queanbeyan teams won three of the
seven divisions, while North Canberra
clubs made five of the seven grand
finals and took out two titles.
The one-day tournament was
launched by the Tuggeranong Netball
Association this year to bring together
the best teams across the Canberra and
Tuggeranong Netball Association
president Louise Bilston said the
tournament involved 35 teams and
would be expanded in 2015.
We have already been contacted
by members of Cooma and
Jindabyne s netball associations who
want to be involved next year, Bilston
said. We are looking forward to
starting planning for next year s ACT
& District Premier Teams
championships and will definitely
expand to include districts outside of
Canberra and Queanbeyan.
Waratah, representing Queanbeyan
Netball Association, won the Division
1 and Intermediates Division 2 grand
Queanbeyan s Sunrise club also
won the Intermediates Division 4 title.
North Canberra Netball
Competition also performed well,
represented by clubs from North
Canberra, Belconnen and Gungahlin.
Ginninderra Netball Club Green Opals
claimed victory in Seniors Division 2,
while the University of Canberra
Magic triumphed in Seniors Division
(Queanbeyan) 34 bt Royals 2
Div 2 -- GNC Green Opals (North
Canberra) 31 bt Onyx (Arawang) 19.
Div3--UCMagic (North Canberra)
29 bt Queanbeyan Royals 10.
Div 1 -- Ripper Rebels
(Tuggeranong) 29 bt GNC Golden Sun
Stones (North Canberra).
Div2--Waratahs (Queanbeyan) 20
bt Runaway Rebels (Tuggeranong) 15.
Div3--Royals 7 (Arawang) 25 bt
Merici Macarons (North Canberra) 19.
Div 4 -- Sunrise (Queanbeyan) 26 bt
GNC Rubies (North Canberra) 16.
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