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Tuna season down south as bluefins arrive
Fill the boat to the brim with fuel,
break out the heavy tackle and warm
up the biceps -- it's tuna time on the Far
As predicted, bluefin tuna, which
have been making their way up the
coast over recent weeks, have arrived
Anglers fishing wide of Bermagui,
Merimbula and Eden are reporting fish
of up to 90kg -- multiple hook-ups are
At last count, the fish were about 60
kilometres out to sea, roughly east of
Tathra, but they're constantly on the
Anglers are best advised to check
sea surface temperatures and chat to
regulars before heading out.
Trolling is the best way to find the
fish, which can then be kept around the
boat by cubing with chunks of pilchard
The snapper bite has been solid this
month -- terrific catches have been
reported around Montague Island and
The action is only going to get
better, especially now that schools of
cuttlefish have moved inshore to
Snapper love feeding on dead and
dying cuttlefish and they'll follow
them into quite shallow water.
A walk along a South Coast beach
last weekend revealed quite a few
cuttle bones so I'd expect the inshore
snapper fishing to go up a gear over
Rock fishing is still excellent.
There are plenty of salmon around
the headlands, with South Broulee
producing chunky 1-2kg fish on lures
Weird catch of the week goes to the
bloke who reeled in a massive King
George whiting while fishing in 20
metres of water off Batemans Bay.
The whiting was over 60cm long
and tipped the scales at 1.6kg.
King George whiting are only very
occasional visitors to the South Coast
-- I've never heard of one this big taken
Canberra Royals Thomas Beinke, who is an Australian Rugby Union community coach of the year nominee.
Beinke up for top coaching award
Canberra Royals' Thomas Beinke has
been nominated for the Australian
Rugby Union community coach of the
year award at just 25.
He is one of two Canberra rugby
coaches nominated for the award.
Beinke began coaching at his
school, Marist College Canberra,
when he asked to teach some junior
players some throwing skills.
rugby coaches there said a lot of the
hookers were having trouble
throwing," he said.
"I was a hooker in the school's first
XV so every Wednesday lunch time I
got all the hookers together and taught
them how to throw.
Then I started coaching junior
teams and it just went from there.''
Beinke coaches the Royals under
20s and focuses on players making the
transition from school to club rugby.
"You're in constant [contact] to
make sure that their lives outside footy
are good as well," he said.
"There are a lot [of] phone calls and
a lot of text messages just to make sure
their footy is going well but also how
they are going with their jobs and
things like that."
Beinke said mentoring was a big
part of coaching, which he estimated
took up about 15 to 20 hours per week.
Meanwhile, the Royals are on top of
the ladder and he intends to solidify
their place in the finals.
"I'm very ambitious. I want to keep
coaching at a competitive level and see
how far it takes me."
The other Canberra nominee, Glen
Croker, coaches the UniNorths Owls
and the Australian deaf rugby team.
Croker learned the fundamentals of
sign language and his contribution to
the game was lauded by his club.
The winner of the national Asteron
Life Insurance Community Coach of
the Year award will be presented at the
John Eales Medal ceremony on
To nominate your favourite
community rugby coach, visit
First half blitz keeps Warriors in play-offs race
The West Belconnen Warriors kept
themselves in the running for the finals
of the Canberra Raiders Cup with a
28-18 win over the Gungahlin Bulls at
Kippax on Sunday.
The Warriors produced their best
first half of the season to lead 20-0
then held off the Bulls after the break.
The victory moves the Warriors to
equal fifth on the table with the Woden
Valley Rams, just two points behind
the fourth-placed Bulls.
We said before the game we could
probably only drop one more and we
didn't want to do it today with the
Blues coming up,'' Warriors coach
Justin Giteau said.
We've got a tough run in and
hopefully that will give us the
confidence to kick on. It was probably
the best half of footy I've been a part
of at the club.
The second half was ordinary but
the first half was outstanding.''
Bulls co-coach David Howell said
his side paid the price for too many
mistakes and injuries to key players.
It was very disappointing. We
really hurt ourselves and didn't stick to
our game plan,'' Howell said.
We had a few little disruptions
with injuries throughout the game.
It was just those little things we
didn't do right today.''
In Sunday's other game, Goulburn
Workers Bulldogs are still second on
the table after a 32-8 win over the
Tuggeranong Bushrangers at
Kyle Trounson was fishing at Lake
Tuggranong when he caught an eight-
kilogram, 68-centimetre Murray cod.
If you've taken a photo of a
whopping big fish you've just
caught send it to news@chronicle.
com.au. Include your name, where
you caught the fish, its weight, size
Brave are still
in with a
The Canberra Brave completed a
successful weekend on the road to
keep their Australian Ice Hockey
League finals hopes alive.
The Brave collected four points out
of a possible six from their double-
header with a vital 5-4 win against the
Melbourne Mustangs at the
Melbourne Icehouse on Sunday.
It came less than 24 hours after the
Brave went down in 3-2 in a shoot-out
in extra time. The Brave remain sixth
on the table and face another crucial
trip away from Canberra when they
take on the Adelaide Adrenaline next
weekend. Brave captain Mark
Rummukainen said the side hadn't
given up hope of replicating last
season's surge to the play-offs.
We need to get a bit of a winning
streak going and next week in
Adelaide is massive,'' Rummukainen
said. They're ahead of us in the
standings so each game is worth
double. All things going to plan we'll
be in the finals, but no one's going to
make it easy for us.''
The Brave debuted a new goal-
keeper, with 19-year-old Aleksi
Toivinen standing in for injured
American shot-stopper Josh Unice.
Toivinen was born in Canberra, but
raised in Finland. Aleksi really
impressed the boys and everyone has
full confidence in him,''
We battled back last night and
showed we've got a lot of fight in us.
The boys knuckled down tonight, led
for the entire game and grinded out a
Unice suffered a hard fall in last
Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Newcastle
North Stars in Canberra.
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Tuggeranong United coach Steve
Forshaw was ejected and former
player Matt Menser sent off in a
bizarre end to Monaro Panthers' 2-1
win at Riverside Stadium on Sunday.
Menser was one of several former
Tuggeranong players who joined the
Panthers in the off-season. Menser and
Forshaw were given their marching
orders late in the game when the
sideline official heard their abusive
language towards each other.
Tuggeranong was already down to
10 players after Dom Szrakity was
sent off in the first half.
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