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Commodore’s Notes

We are open again but it’s for members only until the restrictions on numbers changes.
We are still running our $2 pots on Wednesday nights and Toss the Boss on Friday nights.
We have the marquee up in the beer garden so it’s nice and cosy inside and out. The days are getting longer and milder so drop in for one or two of our famous worlds best and coldest beers.
We are also asking that anyone who has been in the Melbourne area over the last 14 days to please stay away.
We will rest the Friday night raffles until things get back to normal but I would like to again thank all the members who have been very generous with their purchasing of our raffle tickets.
We have now donated over $16,000 to local charities and local people in need from raffle proceeds over the last year.
Unless there is a change in the restriction on numbers allowed into the club we will close at 6.30pm on grand final day.

Local identity Paki with his family. Pippy in the crate, Henry on his new bed and that’s Paki trying to operate his scooter.

Aireys Lighthouse. Photo by Craig Crosthwaite.


FOOTY TIPPING RESULTS. SPONSORED BY SMYTH REAL ESTATE.


Winner: Elvis Collingwood on 137.
We had a draw for second place: Suzanne Diviny and Julie Armstrong both on 135.
Our winner has obviously used a fake name and we don’t have any contact details for him so if you are out there and read this please contact Ange Quinn by email info@lorneaquaticclub.com.au and verify your identity so we can forward you the prize money.
The party for all the tippers will be held ASAP after the restrictions on numbers is altered to a reasonable number.


PICK ONE WINNER FOOTY COMPETITION

As well as the footy tipping we also run a separate comp where each week you have to nominate one winner in the AFL. I know it sounds easy but it isn’t easy at all. Our latest winner was local identity Jody Beaton who picked 14 in a row which was a great effort.
Jody manages Gazman in Lorne and is a regular at the club, she also helps out behind the bar occasionally and is very popular and respected around the club and Lorne.

Jody Beaton the footy tipping star


UPCOMING EVENTS


MAJOR FISHING COMPETITION NUMBER 5 SPONSORED BY GREAT OTWAY CONSTRUCTION. Luke Norton and Andy Little.
Sunday the 26th of September.
As usual the weigh in will commence at midday with the cut off at 12.30pm. We will be serving up our traditional roast or mixed grill which is free to all competitors.
Please let us know if you are staying for lunch because unless there’s a change in the rules our numbers might be limited.

Our local hairdresser/Bream King, Miah Atwell had a crack at snapper fishing recently and caught these beauties.

WORLD SAUSAGE ROLL CHAMPIONSHIPS Sponsored by LORNE CENTRAL

We will now be holding it on Saturday the 30th of October which is on the unofficial Melbourne Cup Long Weekend. This gives everyone plenty of time to practice their cooking skills.
If anyone out there would like to test run their product we have plenty of hungry sausage roll connoisseurs at the club most nights who will help you out.
We have a panel of local celebrity judges lined up and huge prizes for several different categories.


MELBOURNE CUP EXTRAVAGANZA

It will be on again, Tuesday 2nd November starting at 11am with a free champagne on arrival, free chicken platters, sausage sizzle, sweeps on every race, fashions on the field with prizes for best dressed lady, best dressed gentleman and lots of other novelty prizes. If you prefer you can BYO food.


PUB TO PIER

Our annual Pub to Pier Swim which starts in front of the surf club and finishes at our club house is being held on Australia Day which is on a Wednesday next year. We will be getting into the spirit with free vegemite sandwiches and lamingtons. The Lorne CFA will be running a sausage sizzle and raffles. All profits for the day will go to them.

 

FISHING REPORT

Spring has now arrived but unfortunately so has the wind.
It’s always the worst season for fishing but we are still managing to get out once or twice a week.
There’s been quite a few big snapper coming in with some up to 60cm.
Flathead are still being caught but they go off the bite when there’s a big swell running.
Gummy Sharks are being landed in good numbers with plenty around the 5 foot mark.
King George Whiting are about but you have to be patient.
There is a lot of krill about with lots of baitfish feeding on it which is attracting hundreds of dolphins. Some days the dolphins are hunting in pods and other days they are spread out. They are always followed by lots of gannets who dive around the dolphins while hunting.
When writing this I wondered what the collective noun for gannets was so I googled it. I had a chuckle when I read the different names. They are: ‘Gannetry’, ‘Company’, ‘Plunging’ and the silliest of all ‘Newspaper Syndicate’.
I have no idea who creates these names but whoever they are have a vivid/weird imagination.
The Pier has been fishing extremely well with quite a few good sized Gummy Sharks being caught off it recently. I’ve heard of the odd one being caught over the years but nothing like what’s happening at the moment. It’s great news.
Also a 5kg plus snapper was caught from it last week.
There has also been plenty of Salmon, Tommy Roughs, Trevally, Mullet and Calamari being landed

Local Fishing Legends and multiple fish record holders Wayne and Carolyn Griffiths with a couple of nice big Gummy Sharks they caught last week.

 

The bigger of these two was Carolyn’s first ever gummy and she hauled it in all by herself like a pro. She made Wayno look like an amateur


COFFEE


Jason is back from serving his delicious tea and coffee.
Monday – Friday 9am to 1pm
Saturday – Sunday 8am to 1pm
Under current COVID restrictions it will be take away only. He’ll be back 7 days a week in summer.

MERCHANDISE

We have new stock of top quality navy blue hoodies along with our range of different colours of short and long sleeve tshirts. Also caps, stubby holders, stickers and gift vouchers. Contact keith.miller@live.com.au if you’d like to arrange for anything to be sent by post.

Our Model Member Georgie Goldsworthy

 

COURTESY BUS

Our bus will be running on Friday’s and Saturdays. If anyone out there can help us out driving it please let Hutch know. Please be generous with your gold coin donations. Phone 0408 041234.

 

Cheers,

Commodore

Thanks to our sponsors:

KEANE CONTRACTING BRICK/BLOCK and SCAFFOLDING – Gary Keane
SURFCOAST GARDENING – Kerry Webster & Rob Dalziel