Upcoming & Past Weekends

Brisbane Grammar School Year 6 & 7 Father & Son Nov 2010

It was Brisbane Grammar School's 4th Annual Father & Son Fishing Weekend with Sports Tuition.  The Year 6 & 7 boys arrived with their dads at the campsite at 8am and set up their cabins before everyone hit the water, with the objective being...they had to catch their fish for dinner. The back up plan was...well, there was no back up plan!


As it turned out, the group caught enough fish for dinner and then employed catch and release tactics. There were quite a few fish landed in both morning sessions on the weekend in the far upper reaches of the dam, but it was the Saturday afternoon session where the fish really came on the bite.

On the Saturday, the group stopped in the middle of the day for a barbeque lunch on the water's edge. After lunch it was time to travel farther into the dam and explore some other areas. There were plenty of fish caught around Ian's Island and along Lark's Landing. The majority of the catch was Australian bass with just a few eel-tailed catfish thrown in.


At the campsite everyone helped prepare the catch for dinner and then the boys created an awesome campfire to toast some marshmallows on, which was a great way to end an excellent day's fishing.


Harrison caught the first bass of the weekend for the Brisbane Grammar boys.


Graeme caught this solid bass using a Shimano Stradic reel on a Starlo Stix rod during the BGS weekend.


William hooked this bass just before lunch on the BGS weekend.


There were a few eel-tailed cat fish caught during the BGS weekend. Matt picked up this one behind Ian's Island.


The boys from BGS landed plenty of good size bass like this one caught by Lachlan.


George and Theodore had a double hook up.


Matthew pulled this nice bass from deep water off a steep rocky cliff face.


The boys also enjoy setting the red claw traps.


Back at the campsite, the boys peel all the potatoes.


The fathers then chip in.  It's a team effort.

 

The boys enjoyed breadcrumbing all the fish fillets.


Fishing in electric powered boats is very peaceful and the boys enjoy driving the boats, which are powered by Minn Kota electrics.



Fishing in the far upper reaches of the dam. What a magical setting.


A campfire is always a great way to end a day's fishing.

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Hi Steve,
Thanks again for a great weekend.. My son Ben has had an interest in fishing for some time now and fortunately or unfortunately he is now a very keen fresh-water fisherman!  Great weekend will recommend to others.
Cheers
John and Ben Harrison
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Hi Steve
Great shots - many, many thanks for sending them through. We had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend (again) and I really appreciate the efforts you and Mick & Hitto (hope that's right) put into making everything work smoothly for us.  I think you've got a great business, Steve. It might never make you rich, but you sell a great product - providing simple experiences that develop kids' self-confidence and help to build the relationship between fathers & sons. It's a business that doesn't exploit people (unlike many businesses), instead it enriches them. It's very much appreciated and you should be very proud of what you do.
All the best
John
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