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FIshing News Sept 3

Around the Bay By Craig Edmonds of Jim’s Bait and Tackle, San Remo WITH the first sunny, no wind day on a weekend for months there were plenty of people taking advantage and getting the cob webs out of the boats on Saturday.  There


WITH encouraging signs of better conditions there has been increasing numbers of boaters and landbased anglers trying their luck. There have been very encouraging reports of good fishing with big snapper being taken along with flathead and gummies. – Surf: Salmon are being taken

It’s Rodeo Time

GET set for a massive day of action at the Stony Creek Football Ground for the Stony Creek Rodeo. In its second year, the Stony Creek Football Netball Club social committee has organised another huge event for South Gippsland. Given the success of last

Go native in your garden

SPRING should be in the air, but in actual fact, it is just around the corner for natives, and for the Australian Plants Society South Gippsland group, that’s a wonderful coincidence. The group will host its annual Native Flower Show on October 20 and

Great final, rough result

JARRYD Roughead’s dream of adding a second premiership medallion to his collection will have to wait after Hawthorn went down to the Sydney Swans on Saturday in the season decider. Roughead and his Hawks couldn’t repeat their 2008 heroics on football’s biggest day, in

Samantha Crawford win’s her second

Samantha Crawford won her second consecutive Kilcunda-Bass C Grade best and fairest award from runner-up Angel Horvath. THE Kilcunda-Bass Football Club held its presentation night recently following their successful 2012 season campaign. Club members and supporters celebrated their triumphant grand final victory in grand

Water flows from desal

DRINKABLE water from the desalination plant started flowing underground through 84 kilometres of pipeline and into Cardinia Reservoir last Wednesday – an achievement described as a “major milestone” by director for Thiess Degremont Services, Mike Jury. Three years after construction began on the $3.5

Lifestyle, leisure and location

This beautiful four bedroom home offers privacy yet is close to the centre of Wonthaggi. AN IMMACULATELY maintained residence in a picturesque rural location, this property is an exceptional lifestyle prospect. It’s so private, yet so close to the centre of Wonthaggi and only

New blood at Glen Alvie

A BATCH of talented young players round out a ‘new look’ Glen Alvie Cricket Club for 2012/13. A new committee believes their players will have a great chance of success in the A2 competition after one year in the top flight. Arrivals: English bowler

Murray Goulburn closes in on $100m savings

MURRAY Goulburn has already achieved $50 million in cost savings and is well on the way to reaching its goal of $100 million, according to MG chairman Phil Tracy. Mr Tracy was speaking at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo last Thursday, noting that while

Cow in the tank equals money in the bank, says Dr Steinfort

LIVESTOCK health innovator and vet John Steinfort of Steinfort Agvet, had several things to discuss with local farmers including his new, improved range of double-strength ear tags and his downer cow management system, including a riser tank to aid cow recovery. “In the US

Umpire Stevic at the pinnacle

AFTER umpiring 10 AFL finals Leongatha’s Matt Stevic finally realised his dream of officiating on that one day in September when he took to the hallowed turf of the MCG on Saturday. The field umpire who made his AFL debut back in 2004 is

Korumburra loses favourite son

ON September 10, 2012, a favourite son of Korumburra, Eric Billing died at the West Gippsland Hospital Warragul after a short illness, he was 88. Eric was born in 1923 in the Korumburra Hospital, the third child of Ida and Fred Billing of Jumbunna.