Upcoming & Past Weekends

BBC Year 3 & 4 Father & Son Fishing Weekend May 2015 Review

On 22-24 May 2015 Sports Tuition hosted a group of 47 dads and sons from Brisbane Boys’ College. All the boys were in Grades 3 & 4. The weekend commenced on the Friday night and the boys certainly enjoyed toasting some marshmallows over the fire. There was plenty of excitement buzzing around the cool night air.

A freshwater fishing environment can quite often shut down in windy conditions; and we had gale-force winds. It was absolutely howling. Needless to say I was concerned about the possible catch rate for the weekend. A back up meal was going through my head. However, the theory was proved to be incorrect.  Even in the terrible conditions, the boats used their anchor and dropped live shrimp just off the weed lines in the upper reaches of the dam. 

The 13 boats worked as a team, and when people saw others catching fish, they moved closer or to a similar depth of water. Enough fish were landed for dinner before the lunch break, so the group employed catch and release tactics after lunch. 

Mick spent the afternoon filleting the fish and preparing some red claw for dinner. Once the boys were off the water after the afternoon session, they were involved in bread crumbing the fillets. It was quite a feast for dinner.

After a full day of fishing on the Saturday, and a very successful one at that, most of the group took up the adventure activity option for the Sunday morning session. The adventure comprised of archery, canoeing and the milk crate climb. Those families who chose to fish were once again thrilled with their catch. The fishing proved to be red-hot all weekend.