Presidents Welcome Message
Hello and a warm welcome to all our members on the beginning of another fishing competition season at the Rhyll Phillip Island Angling Club.
Our first competition is scheduled for September 22nd/23rd and we look forward to some big snapper being weighed in. The Sunday dinner after the Weigh Ins are always a success and everyone is welcome to join the comradery around the club after a weekend of fishing. The competition is becoming more competitive each year as we see more fish being weighed in at the Club each season. This trend should see some competitive challenges for the Club Champion titles.
This year the Weigh In room will be managed by Norm Trickey and Sam Orr with Steve Bland being named Club Captain. Steve as a regular fisherman of Westernport waters will be able to provide valuable fishing advice to current and new members. I would like to thank Noel Macklin for his time and assistance in the Weigh In Room over the past years.
At our recent Annual General Meeting the committee for this year was elected. This year’s committee comprises of:
President – Daniel McCausland
Vice President – Len Bates
Vice President – Norm Trickey
Treasurer – Dave Fusinato
Secretary – Jill Trickey
Albert Abram, John Duthie, Peter Kirwan, Noel Macklin, Sam Orr, Len Petch, and Mick Toovey.
We welcome John Duthie and the return of Peter Kirwan to this year’s committee and look forward to their contribution. We would like to thank Rick DiFuccio for his time as a Committee Member.
The committee at it’s first meeting has agreed to introduce a “Competition Prize Incentive” to encourage competition and increased fishing persons within the club.
A prize of $1,000 will be awarded for a fish weighed in on a competition weekend equal or above the weight for each species listed below. There will only be 1 prize per species available for the season and fish must be caught during the weekend competition in accordance with RPIAC Angling Competition Rules and Regulations.
Gummy Shark 20kg>
We will continue to inform members of upcoming news and events via email and through our website www.rpiac.com.
We look forward to seeing everyone around the club and at our special events and competitions. Good luck to everyone fishing this season.
President: Daniel McCausland