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SOCCER • FISHING • NETBALL • RUGBY • RUGBY LEAGUE • SCHOOL SPORT • SPORTING HEROES
Go deep for tuna or beach a tasty salmon
The South Coast is the place to head
for school holiday fishing action.
Most of the activity is occurring
offshore, so if you can get yourself on
a charter boat or good-sized trailer
boat, you'll be in the hunt.
Tuna are the main target, with lots
of albacore and a few small yellowfin
on offer around the 1000 fathom line.
That's a long way from shore, but
with water temperatures really
plummeting closer in, it's well worth
burning some fuel to go where the fish
Speaking of water temperatures, it's
only about 16 degrees around
Montague Island these days and the
kings have slowed right down.
To be honest, it's been difficult to
gauge the state of the fishing because
the windy weather's kept boats on
their trailers more often than not.
Bonito are around the island, as are
snapper, but the best of the kingfish
action may be behind us.
If you're land-based, beach fishing
for salmon is the best it's been in
months. Just about every beach is
worth a flick, especially on the making
tide. Good fish have been caught off
the sand around Moruya, Bingi,
Tuross, Bermagui and Cuttagee.
Drummer continue to provide a bit
of joy for rock-hoppers. Again, the
rising tide is best, and a berley trail
always helps get these fish on the bite.
It's arguably the slowest month of
the year in the estuaries. Nevertheless,
a few reasonable catches have been
A 91-centimetre mulloway was
caught on a plastic at Tuross last week
and there are bream scattered
throughout the system.
SPORTS ACHIEVER OF THE WEEK
Misko Naumoski has played 150 games in premier league football, including a title with the Cooma squad in 2006 and a near-miss with Belconnen.
Footballer reaches 150-game milestone
As World Cup fever continues to
sweep the globe, an attacking mid-
fielder for Canberra City managed to
chalk up a significant milestone.
Misko Naumoski has just played his
150th premier league game.
That's a lot of time in the ACT's top
level of football when you consider a
regular season only stretches for about
run-around,'' Naumoski said. "The
opportunity to play first grade came
through the Blue Devils youth team.''
He was even surprised he'd played
so many games when the milestone
was mentioned in the change rooms by
his coach Nick Palagyi.
In that time Naumoski has played
for Canberra City, Queanbeyan,
Cooma and Belconnen.
"I was part of the Cooma squad that
won the title in 2006 and there was a
near-miss with Belconnen in 2012.''
As a fixture in the competition for
almost a decade he said he had noticed
changes in the standard of football in
"I think some promising young
players have been coming through the
ranks and have been given their
opportunities a bit earlier,'' Naumoski
said. "And if you look around at most
clubs they are trying to play the right
way in terms of the brand of football.
That goes back to the league improv-
Reflecting on his time in the
premier league, some of his fondest
memories return to when he was given
a start as a youngster.
"Being given the opportunity to
play at a first grade level is something
you look back on and think is pretty
special,'' he said.
Although he is verging into veteran
territory, his passion for the game has
not diminished. And he has no
intention of hanging up the boots.
"I enjoy playing at a good level and
I enjoy the challenge of playing
football in general. If I can go another
five or 10 seasons more that would be
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your sporting club or team to be
The Chronicle Sports Achiever of
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ITALIAN WARM-UP FOR SPRINTER
Early form has Hosking's competitors on notice
After a shock bronze medal as a
20-year-old at the 2010
Commonwealth Games, Canberra
cyclist Chloe Hosking knows she
won't be an unknown quantity this
The specialist sprinter is using the
10-day Giro Rosa, which started on
Saturday night, to build her
conditioning in the lead-up to the road
race at the Commonwealth Games in
This is the fourth time the 23-year-
old has contested Italy's grand tour for
women, but she has made it to the
finish line only once -- in 2012.
Hosking has come a long way from
finishing third at the 2010
Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
But she knows that replicating or
improving on her previous feats will
come down to how the race pans out
on a tricky course, with the ultimate
goal to help an Australian win gold --
no matter who it is.
Winning bronze in Delhi [in 2010]
was one of the best feelings of my life,
I still remember crying on the
podium,'' Hosking said.
Australia's going to go in with a
pretty aggressive tactic because the
UK has Lizzie Armitstead -- she's
incredibly strong and having the year
of her life, even better than when she
got the silver at the Olympics.''
Children's safety crucial
Little Athletics Australia and child
protection advocacy group
Bravehearts have launched a joint
initiative to empower athletics staff
The Supporting Hands initiative
aims to create a safer environment for
about 3000 ACT kids who participate
in Little Athletics. It will address the
myths that surround child sexual
assault and misperceptions in relation
Little Athletics ACT chairman Tony
Reilly said child protection was some-
thing everyone should be mindful of,
and as a sporting organisation working
with children, ensuring its parti-
cipants' safety was paramount.
"This program will be of huge
benefit not just to our local staff and
volunteers behind the scenes and on
the ground, but will ensure our
children are kept safe while doing
what they love,'' he said.
Bravehearts founder and chief exec-
utive Hetty Johnston said the program
was the culmination of 16 years of
to keep feet
on the ground
Nick Kyrgios welcomed home by
his brother Christos, dad George
and mum Nill.
Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios is
confident he will avoid the pitfalls that
have seen Bernard Tomic's career go
off the rails.
Kyrgios arrived back in the ACT on
Sunday morning, still buzzing from his
Wimbledon heroics, where he took
down world No 1 Rafael Nadal on the
way to the quarter-finals.
The 19-year-old's career is
comparable to wild-child Tomic's at
the same age, but Tomic has stalled as
partying and fast cars have taken over.
Kyrgios opted against accepting his
wild card for the Newport grass court
tournament in the US, instead
returning home to rest with friends and
family before preparing for the US
Open, which begins on August 25.
Then organisers of the Malaysian
Open, in September, are keen for him
to play in the Kuala Lumpur
tournament and tap into Kyrgios'
First Kyrgios will have a quick
break before he ramps up preparations
for the final major of the year, the US
He doesn't want to fall into the same
traps as Tomic, who will fall out of the
top 100 for the first time since 2011.
Kyrgios' Wimbledon efforts are
expected to see him climb to about
No 65 on Monday.
If I keep having the same success
that I've had, I'm just going to have to
deal with it [the attention],'' he said.
Kyrgios dismissed suggestions he
was now Australia's leading male
hope, pointing to veteran Lleyton
Hewitt as still Australia's best. Hewitt
is ranked 48 and continues to be our
No 1 player in the Davis Cup.
I'm just still following in his
footsteps,'' Kyrgios said.
He said he would use his quarter-
final loss to Canada's Milos Raonic as
inspiration to drive him further.
After a few days off, he will head to
Melbourne to train before heading to
the US for the hard-court season.
Kyrgios' mum Nill is Malaysian
and his father George is Greek,
making the former Daramalan student
a marketer's dream.
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