FISHING GROUP

The emphasis of our group is on recreational fishing with a view of involving the whole family in our activities. Despite the march of time, Moreton Bay still has a great deal to offer the boatie who is prepared to join in and share their enthusiasm and knowledge.

We have adopted an informal base but have developed “Club Ideal and Objectives” which are available upon request, for your perusal.

MBTBC Fishing Group Meetings – All are welcome, new to the club or area, come along. Catering for inshore and off-shore fishing interests for both Full and Social Club Members. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm on the ground floor of the clubhouse.

(Members often grab a meal from the Club Restaurant before the meeting from 5.30pm)

In our meeting, we cover a variety of topics –

  1. Fishing topics and skills presented by the group members
  2. Monthly Fishing Events
  3. We have both inshore and offshore categories for annual awards
  4. The group meetings are based on social format with a focus on the enjoyment of boating and fishing activities
  5. Group membership is open to all boat owners who are either full or social members for Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club
  6. We have 15/20 regular members at present and are enthusiastic to watch it grow

Our fishing principles are based strictly on conservation, which is reflected at our Annual Trophies Night where presentations are made for the Heaviest Species only. Boats and gear vary with the individual boaties, but it would be safe to state that all members’ motors, radios and safety equipment would pass a critical examination with flying colours. This is due to our Club’s emphasis on training and our group’s “Buddy” culture.

Our monthly outings are varied, and can include a weekend at the Club’s Southern Haven, a day at Bribie or a family camp and barbeque at Somerset Dam. The group is also involved and supports the many MBTBC training, safety and social activities which our Club in general promotes.

The Fishing Group is self-motivated and our success can be attributed to those members of the MBTBC who love small boats and the pleasure which is derived from our regular fishing trips. It would be our pleasure to welcome any member to participate in our activities. Please feel free to attend our next meeting, perhaps our group is the one for you.

Our objectives are to foster the needs of Club Members who seek social interaction through shore and small boat fishing. Our group promotes the ideals of the MBTBC and is bound by its Constitution and By-Laws.

For further information contact the Fishing Club Captain – Derek Greenough.

Email:   mbtbcfishinggroupcaptain@gmail.com

 

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MBTBC Fishing Group Newsletter update – JANUARY 2020

– with Fishing Group Captain Derek Greenough

 

2019 was a great year for the Fishing Group.  We saw some fantastic catches both in the bay and offshore, and for those following the story we can confirm Elise’s Dolphinfish was confirmed a World Record for her age category.   The year also saw our numbers grow with a few new members welcomed along to our meetings and fishing trips.  

The Group celebrated the successes of the past year with our annual awards BBQ.  It was a pleasure to present awards to those who caught the longest fish for various species, with a special mention to Pat for bagging the most awards.  The awards event also provides another fun-filled opportunity to look back on the Screw-ups of the year, and we certainly had a few to compare.  It was a close run contest and if we could find the screw-up trophy lost by last year’s winner we would present this to the 2019 champion Simon despite his continual denial of a catalogue of blunders.

Since the last report there has been plenty of action in the bay.  We have seen great catches of mackerel and sweetlips, and a few flathead, crab, tuskfish and snapper; also a couple of less common species with a barracuda and trevally.

Offshore has been where the arm-stretching action has been over the summer with some nice wahoo, dolphinfish and tuna caught and a number of marlin tagged and released.

For xmas one of our group received a new GoPro video camera. So far we have been treated to videos for trolling for snapper, trailer rebuilds and how to fish in a thunderstorm; the latter being awarded 3rd place in the screw-up category.

Finally our hunt for the illusive Threadfin in the Brisbane River continues.  This fish is the target fish-of-the-month for January, let’s hope we can get a photo of a fish that is larger than the angler’s thumb.

If you are keen to wet a line and wish to share the company of fellow anglers please don’t hesitate to pop along to one of our evening meetings.

 

Derek Greenough

MBTBC Fishing Group Captain

The Fishing group meet downstairs at the club on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm. 

For more information please contact mbtbcfishinggroupcaptain@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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MBTBC Fishing Group Newsletter update – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019

– with Fishing Group Captain Derek Greenough

It’s been a while since our last report during which time the Fishing Group has been extremely busy with lots of fishing and even some catching. 

Surprisingly the weather gods have been shining down on us and provided some calm days for our scheduled monthly fishing trips.  We’ve had a number of Group trips in the bay and a few of the members have ventured further afield into deeper waters. 

Some cracker fish have been caught in the bay.  Well done to John for his 80cm snapper and to Pat for his massive 20kg cod, which incidentally made him a local celebrity with many reporters and paparazzi looking for the news scoop to fill the local newspaper headlines – please wait in line for his autograph.  

It’s been great to see our younger members are also having great success with some good catches including flathead, tailor, snapper and cod; but the big shout-out goes out to Elise who has managed to catch a dolphin fish larger that herself – we wait to hear if this is confirmed a junior World Record.

Whilst the fishing scene has been busy, we have not forgotten the other key criteria of the Group which is our social gatherings.  For instance our Group fishing trips are always scheduled to return to the club in time to provide opportunity for a few celebratory beverages and to share a few tall stories about the ones that got away.

The monthly Fishing Group meeting is also not to be missed, which this month provided the opportunity to welcome some new members to the Group and share with some of our less experienced members a few fishing tips and our favourite fishing locations.  Finally you may also have seen some of our members participating in the occasional Sunday meat tray raffle, thanks to all who have supported this fund raising.

If you are keen to wet a line and wish share the company of fellow anglers please don’t hesitate to pop along to one of our evening meetings.

Derek Greenough

MBTBC Fishing Group Captain

The Fishing group meet downstairs at the club on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm. 

For more information please contact mbtbcfishinggroupcaptain@gmail.com

 

 

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MBTBC Fishing Group Newsletter update – OCTOBER 2019

– with Fishing Group Captain Derek Greenough

Congratulations to the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club and the many sponsors for a very successful and enjoyable 2019 Fishing Classic Competition.

The Fishing Group managed to take home prizes in a number of categories and also won a good selection of random prize draws. Most noticeable was the largest fish of the competition, a 30KG yellowfin tuna caught in the last few hours of the comp, well done to team Flynn.

Talking of large fish, we have seen some crackers caught in the bay this last month. Well done to John for his 80cm snapper and to Pat for his massive 20kg cod which made him a local celebrity with many reporters and paparazzi looking for the news scoop to fill the local newspaper headlines – please wait in line for his autograph.

Whilst the fishing scene has been busy for the group, we have not forgotten the other key criteria of the group which is our social gatherings. The competition provided great opportunity for a few celebratory beverages and a good laugh with the open fire pits to keep us warm. The monthly Fishing Group meeting is also not to be missed, which this month provided the opportunity to welcome some new members to the group and also gave some of our less experienced members a few tips on how to tie knots that work and discuss rigs and bait for success on the water. You may also have seen some of our members participating in the occasional Sunday meat tray raffle, thanks to all who have supported this fund raising.

If you are keen to wet a line and wish share the company of fellow anglers please don’t hesitate to pop along to one of our evening meetings.

Derek Greenough
MBTBC Fishing Group Captain
The Fishing group meet downstairs at the club on the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm. For more information please contact mbtbcfishinggroupcaptain@gmail.com