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Fresh bait key to a nice haul in August
A little bit of fresh bait goes a long
way when you re trying to fool a fish
during the hardest month of the year
Canberra angler Jason Reilly proved
this during a recent afternoon beach
session on a strip of sand just south of
Using fresh beach worms, Jason
took a nice haul of tasty whiting and
mullet from a likely looking surf
To round off the session, he
switched to fresh pilchards and landed
a fat Australian salmon. Not a bad
catch for August!
Elsewhere, anglers prepared to work
hard and fish smart are catching
flathead and bream on lures at St
George s Basin.
Anglers who regularly fish the south
coast estuaries may be interested in
taking part in a Department of Primary
Industries project looking at ways to
reduce deep hooking in species such as
yellowfin bream, sand whiting, dusky
flathead, tailor and snapper.
This research aims to use anglers to
assess whether certain fishing
practices and rigs, including circle and
barbless hooks, can minimise deep
hooking among some species.
The study will begin in August and
take place over a year.
All anglers along NSW s entire
coast are encouraged to participate.
Contact Dr Paul Butcher on
6648 3910 or email
The Canberra Anglers Association
is holding its annual Learn To Fly Cast
weekends again on the lawns of Old
Parliament House on September 6 and
13 from 10am to noon.
On September 20, they will move to
a private alpine location for casters to
try their hand at the real thing.
Casting tuition at Old Parliament
House will be led by experienced fly
casters, including an International
Federation of Fly Fishers certified
casting instructor, at no cost. They will
even provide fly rods to those who
don t have them.
Members of the Queanbeyan Deadly Runners group Ginibi Robinson, Cara Smith, Annette Christou, Tamsin Porter and co-ordinator Georgia Gleeson.
Run around Uluru feels spiritual
Kimberley Le Lievre
Five runners from Queanbeyan s
Deadly Runners group recently
travelled to the Northern Territory to
compete in a relay around Uluru.
The runners also competed in the
annual five kilometre Deadly Fun Run
championship, joining Indigenous
runners from across Australia.
Queanbeyan runner Ginibi
Robinson took out the title of first
female adult over the line for the five-
kilometre fun run event, beating about
However, the highlight for the team
was running around the Australian
The special event at Kata Tjuta
National Park was held as part of the
30-year celebrations of the return of
the land to the traditional owners.
Queanbeyan coach Georgia
Gleeson, a graduate of the Indigenous
Marathon Project, said it was a
"It was incredible, especially
because it had been done with the
permission of the community at
Uluru," Ms Gleeson said.
"It felt really spiritual, and it s an
amazing landscape. It s a beautiful
part of the country."
Ms Gleeson and the Queanbeyan
Deadly Runners train year-round for
events like these. The group also
participated in the Sydney City2 Surf
over the weekend. The 14-kilometre
course was the longest distance they
had competed in to date.
Ms Gleeson said as coach of the
team, it was rewarding to see the
results the Indigenous runners from a
small city could achieve.
"That is why I started the running
group in the first place, because
running had changed my life and I
don t say that lightly," she said.
"It changed the direction I was
going. When I started this running
group it was to pass that on to
Indigenous people in my community.
I wanted to run it at no cost, because
it costs a lot of money to access
trainers and that can be a barrier."
Ms Gleeson said she was proud to
watch the runners achieving their
"It s really rewarding to see people
achieve things they didn t know they
were capable of," she said.
Flanker's family comes before France
Jordan Smiler at home with his
wife Stacey and son Keanu.
Photo: Rohan Thomson
ACT Brumbies flanker Jordan Smiler
was willing to turn his back on his
professional rugby career for the good
of his family.
But the Brumbies have thrown the
friendly Kiwi a two-year Super Rugby
lifeline to ensure he can remain in
Australia to put the health of his
18-month-old son Keanu first.
Keanu needed surgery when he was
just one month old and he ll wear
special boots until he s four to help
straighten his feet, which were rotated
in at the ankles.
Smiler s father, who lives in New
Zealand, is ill and the Brumbies loose
forward said the time wasn t right to
move his young family to France.
The 30-year-old had signed a two-
year-deal with second division French
club Nevers, but he decided to remain
in Canberra instead.
Brumbies chief executive Michael
Jones said they d signed Smiler on a
two-year deal, but there was the option
for Smiler to head to France at the end
of the first year -- although the Brumbies
have the option to match any offer made.
Jansen in state combine
Belconnen junior Chris Jansen joined
South Australian club Central Districts
simply hoping to play a couple of
league games in the SANFL.
But Jansen now hopes to follow
fellow Canberra mature-age recruit
Aaron vandenBerg into the AFL after
his selection in South Australia s state
Jansen, 20, is one of three Canberra
products to be named on state combine
lists, with Ainslie s Tom Faul and
Eastlake s Brydon Hodgson also
invited to the NSW/ACT camp in
After winning Belconnen s first-
grade best and fairest last year, Jansen
has settled quickly in the SANFL and
wants to grab his chance.
I moved over at the start of the year
hoping to play a couple of league
games, so it s been a better year than
I expected, he said.
Jansen said vandenBerg s stellar
debut AFL season with Melbourne had
helped give him belief he could still
make it to the top level.
Belconnen player and assistant
coach James Bennett believes Jansen
has the right character traits to step up
to the AFL.
NSW-ACT Rams key forward
Harrison Himmelberg was also named
in October s national draft combine at
Melbourne from October 8.
Canberra paracyclist Sue Powell s
quest for road world championship
gold continues after the 48-year-old
picked up another silver medal.
Powell (two hours, five minutes, 14
seconds) finished second in the C4
women s road race in Nottwil,
Switzerland, more than four minutes
behind winner Shawn Morelli
(2:01:06) from the USA.
It came a day after she finished
fourth in the C4 women s individual
She now has two silver and three
bronze medals from the road worlds,
having also finished second in the road
race last year.
Powell also won gold and silver at
the world track champs in Holland in
She will start preparing for the 2016
Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, where
she will be looking to add to the gold
and silver she won in London three
A turf war threatens to erupt in
Canberra with the ACT Brumbies
concerned the AFL will rain on their
Anzac Day parade and bring back-to-
back premiers Hawthorn to Manuka
the same day the Canterbury
Crusaders play at Canberra Stadium.
But the ACT government and
Greater Western Sydney moved
quickly to allay the Brumbies fears
saying the AFL fixture for next year
was far from being finalised.
ACT Brumbies chief executive
Michael Jones doesn t want an Anzac
Day clash with the AFL next year.
They d planned to have an Anzac
Day game for this year, but opted to
switch to the night before to avoid
clashing with Gallipoli s 100th
anniversary -- only for the AFL to
schedule the Giants against the Gold
Coast Suns on Anzac Day.
An ACT government spokesperson
said they had requested both public
holidays and clashes with the Brumbies
and Canberra Raiders be avoided.
We want to make the optimal
opportunity for people to get out to
those three games [the Giants have]
every year, the spokesperson said.
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