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Flathead fishing season looking good
While it's no trophy, a 50 centimetre
flathead is nothing to sneeze at.
Happily, it looks like this season's
run of south coast flatties is going to
average around the half-metre mark,
which is something to look forward to
after a couple of summers
characterised by small fish.
Most estuaries are dishing up
consistent fishing for flathead, but the
standouts remain Wagonga Inlet,
Tuross Lake and St Georges Basin.
Not only are these three systems
yielding a steady stream of 50-60cm
lizards, they're also producing a few
genuine crocs over the 90cm mark.
One angler at the Basin fought a
fish he reckons was well over a metre,
only to lose it after a prolonged battle
which saw the monster boat-side a
number of times.
Sadly, the leader parted just as the
fish was approaching the net, but the
same fisho made up for it with a 94cm
dusky a few days later.
If you're chasing variety, Tuross and
Wagonga are the standouts, with
bream, trevally, salmon, tailor and
whiting all about.
The hot weather has brought out the
bass, too, with some beaut fish caught
in the upper reaches of the Tuross and
Yellowbelly action in the local
waterways has been excellent.
This week there have been good
reports of yellas'' from Yerrabi Pond,
Lake Burley Griffin and Lake
Trolling and bait fishing remain the
most effective methods to catch a trout
in the mountains.
An impressive 5kg (11lb) brown
trout was taken on a trolled lure at
Eucumbene last week and represents
one of the largest browns taken from
the lake in recent times.
The lakes are certainly in good nick
ahead of the annual Snow Mountains
Trout Festival, which runs from
October 31 to November 6.
Visit troutfestival.com.au for all the
Canberra junior tennis player Dimitri Morogiannis credits Nick Kyrgios as a mentor and inspiration.
Photo: Rohan Thomson
Morogiannis aiming to be the best
He is from Canberra, is not short on
confidence and lets his emotions fly on
And no, it isn't Nick Kyrgios.
Introducing rising star Dimitri
Morogiannis, a 16-year-old who has
worked closely with Kyrgios and has
lofty ambitions to be the best in the
Morogiannis is coming off the
biggest win of his young career after
breaking through for his maiden
victory in an ITF junior event at the
Canberra International last weekend.
The Erindale College student has
known Kyrgios for the past five years
and was his hitting partner when he
was home in the ACT after the US
Kyrgios has polarised opinions for
his on-court behaviour after he was
fined at the Shanghai Masters and
sledged by AFL star Taylor Walker on
But Morogiannis says the Kyrgios
he knows is completely different to the
one who is portrayed in the media.
If you know him really, he's
probably the most down to earth and
humble guy you would ever meet,''
He's an outgoing, happy guy and
I just say everyone just support
him because he's one of us. He's from
Canberra. Everyone in Australia
should support him.''
Kyrgios has spoken with Morogiannis
about his experiences on the professional
circuit, both good and bad.
He's someone to look up to in the
stuff he's done really well, and the
stuff that is not the right thing, keep
that quiet,'' Morogiannis said.
He's kind of mentored me a bit
through the questions I ask if I need
You see a lot of players in tennis
swear and nothing happens after, but
when Nick swears, they make a big
deal out of it.''
Morogiannis made a statement in
winning the Canberra Junior
International, going through the
tournament undefeated before beating
Jeremy Taylor in the final 7-6, 6-2.
He showed plenty of emotion in the
victory and said that was an essential
part of his personality.
I'm a bit like Nick, I show some
fire on the court to my supporters to
get me through my matches,''
I'm Greek. Nick's Greek as well,
typical Greek guys are larrikins.
There's a point where you have to
stop, but there's a point where you can
pump yourself up at the same time.''
Morogiannis isn't shy about setting
lofty goals for his career, having seen
the heights Kyrgios has scaled.
I really want to be where Nick is
right now, or even better,'' he said.
I have a dream to be No.1 in the
world and I'm trying my best to get
This is just a small drop in the
ocean, this win on the tour, but there's
plenty more to come.''
Player of year awards stay
in same hands for third year
Canberra Olympic's Robbie Cattanach
and Belconnen United's Caitlin
Munoz continued their dominance of
their respective competitions, winning
the Capital Football player of the year
award for a third straight year.
Cattanach took out the top gong in
the men's ACT National Premier
League, while Munoz claimed the
honours in the women's Premier
League at a gala function at the
Hellenic Club on Thursday night.
Cattanach became the first player
since Gungahlin United's Dustin Wells
to win the award three successive
Wells had a stranglehold on the
award from 2010-12 when he was with
Belconnen United, before Cattanach
claimed his first victory in 2013 with
the Cooma Tigers.
Cattanach went back-to-back with
the Tigers last year as the club won its
first league championship before he
switched to Olympic this season.
The midfielder carried on his terrific
form with his new club, helping
Olympic come from fourth on the
table to upset Canberra FC 3-1 in the
The Canberra Cavalry say it's very
disappointing'' and short-sighted'',
the Australian Rugby Union says it
tried everything to avoid it and
Cricket ACT is confident it will still
get a packed house'' as all three
sports go head-to-head in Canberra
Canberrans are being forced to
choose sides due to a three-way
scheduling clash in the nation's
The Prime Minister's XI is a day-
night cricket match at Manuka Oval,
the Canberra Vikings are playing
their National Rugby Championship
semi-final at Viking Park and the
Cavalry have their Australian
Baseball League season opener
against the Brisbane Bandits at
The ABL draw was released on
May 11, the PM's XI date was
announced July 31 and the ARU set
its finals on Tuesday.
Cavalry chief executive Donn
McMichael said the sports that could
potentially clash would need to work
He was unsure of how much
crossover in fans there would be
between rugby union and baseball,
but felt both their crowd and the
cricket's would be affected.
McMichael said the clash meant
the Cavalry would miss out on the
floaters'' and roving sports
It's very disappointing, there
needs to be greater coordination
between the sports,'' he said.
We announced our draw, it may
well have been eight weeks before the
PM's game was announced.
I think it's fairly short-sighted to
compete with local sports, so we're
very disappointed . . . all it's doing is
robbing the Canberra sporting public
of the opportunity to see everything
when it comes and that's obviously
counterproductive for everyone.
I think ACT cricket should have
consulted and had the foresight to
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