THE second outing for September scheduled by the Wingham Service Bluewater Fishing Club was another near disaster as the weather again played havoc on those wanting to put to sea and wet a line.
Mother Nature has been very unpredictable and the year certainly has been a bad year for outings.
The only two members to come home with anything were keen fishermen Wayne Reeves and Gary Green who managed to weigh in seven flathead each giving the weigh master and recorder an easy task.
Gary Green was the lucky winner of the section this time.
It was good to have some seven youngsters accompany their grandparent members due to the school holidays along with the 24 adult members who gathered at Wingham Rifle Club for the tasty barbecue cooked up by 'Captain Cook' Derek Boughton.
Winner of the club vouchers was recorder Neil Miller and president Jack Muxlow wished a happy belated Birthday wish to member Liz Herford for her special day on September 25.
Members were reminded that the next outing will be held on Saturday/Sunday October 19 and 20 so fingers crossed that the days will be plentiful with lots of fish caught and members can get out in their boats.
The annual long weekend trip to Laurieton was enjoyed by the 21 members who ventured to the Laurieton Gardens Caravan Park and were made most welcome by the new owners Ian and wife Gaylene Reakes.
This year was the first for many that they weren't washed out and 'Sea Wanderer' even managed to get out with crew Alan, Len and Jack on Sunday morning catching enough fish between them to have them cooked by chef Derek for members to enjoy for Sunday night's tea.
Monday morning blew up with strong winds but thankfully didn't give any problems and soon it was time to pack up and head home till next year's annual pilgrimage.
A reminder to all members that the Wingham Services Bluewater Fishing Club's AGM will be held on Sunday November 3 commencing at 10.30am in the auditorium of the Services Club.
Wingham Services Bluewater Fishing Club