Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit's competition time!!!!!
A big thank you to David from SAVAGE TACKLE for putting up a gift certificate worth $50.00 for the comp.
Savage Tackle supplies a large range of professionally made sinkers and weighted burley pots (both PVC and stainless steel) to both recreational sectors and tackle shops. Products are produced at their Gulfview Heights premises and have the ability to custom make products if requested.
Savage Tackle is proudly South Australian and family owned.
Proud supporters of the Onka Stompa Fishing Comp and Coast to Coast Fishing Comp.
First of all, please go to the SAVAGE TACKLE Facebook page and hit the like button https://www.facebook.com/Savage-Tackle-1255136391255153 Also look out for SAVAGE TACKLE products at your local fishing tackle store.
It's a very easy competition, just guess how many sinkers are in the box. First one to guess wins!
Get in there and have a guess, one guess only at this stage please and let's get this comp cranking with guesses and comments so the thread can be seen by everyone.
Good luck everyone and again a big big thank you to David from SAVAGE TACKLE!
Just a reminder for those who aren't already following OnkaStompa on Facebook... Onkastompa is on this weekend!!!
The Strike & Hook crew will be manning the BBQ so come and grab a snag and a drink and help raise fund for The Childhood Cancer Association 👍
Onkastompa Fishing Competition 13 (Onkaparinga City Council Community Event of The Year Winner 2018)
Date - Sunday 11th November
Time - 7am - 12pm followed by presentations
Location - Perrys Bend Onkaparinga River (Noarlunga Downs)
Entry Fee - Donation to Childhood Cancer of your choice (Generosity encouraged for this great cause)
Registration - Upon Arrival
Rules and Fishable Area - explained upon registration but due to past numbers I am restricting fishing to 1 rod per person as I cannot extend the fishable area as in Onkastompa 12
Everyone who attends and donates receives a ticket into the many random draws for prizes.
Biggest Overall Bream (Onkastompa Champion)
Biggest Bream Men
Biggest Bream Women
Biggest Bream Junior 15<
Biggest Mulloway (Open Class)
Biggest "Other Fish" Senior
Biggest "Other Fish Junior 15<
BBQ and Drinks available with every cent going to the cause so please bring your thirst and hunger
For Sale Table - Fishing and other goods will be for sale at AMAZING prices, again with every cent going to the cause. Card facilities available
Merchandise - Polo and Hoody designs released soon 👍
Animal Relocation and Education will have a couple of pythons and a Freshwater Croc to handle and get pics with on the day 🤪🤪For the kids, however was popular with the adults last year also 👍
DECEMBER COMP TIME!!!
Every report posted up in December will give you the chance to win an awesome prize pack put together by AA Mobile Mechanic AKA Kidney Slapper on the site. Please head over to Kidney Slapper's (Alan's) Facebook page AA Mobile Mechanic - https://www.facebook.com/aamobilemechanic Make sure you hit the like button to get updates from AA Mobile Mechanic, also great to get hold of his contact details when you need a mechanic. The Prize Pack includes: Daiwa Laguna 3000-5BI Reel
Berkley Gulp Plastics
Berkley MF50 Soft Vibe 2 pack
Zerek Live Shrimp Rigged Plastic All Strike & Hook members who read this topic in the forum are getting a few days head start to write up a report or start planning a fishing trip. This is also giving me a couple of days to get a video together so you can all see the great prize pack on offer. At the end of December the site staff will choose the best report. Reports should be posted in any of the forum categories not in the comps category as we can check all new topics posted up in December. You can target any fish, crab, cephalopod, saltwater or fresh, boat or land based, if you catch heaps or none at all. All reports are up for the prize as long as it's legal and clean. We will be looking for a quality report, get us immersed in your fishing adventures, photos always help tell the story, videos can really add an exciting edge too.
*** The comp starts NOW *** GOOD LUCK!!!!!
*Please note the comp is only open to fishos located in SA.
Most would know about this topic and most would have seen the article. Have you voted 'YES' or 'NO' to the call to ban sea nets in the Gulf of St Vincent? You can find the poll on the article page and also view the results.
Article from The Advertiser (not sure how it will paste) Link to original article - http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/calls-to-ban-sea-nets-after-thousands-of-dead-fish-found-dumped-off-ardrossan-jetty/news-story/2050a17b1edbc66de3a7865ad065b81d
Calls to ban sea nets after thousands of dead fish found dumped off Ardrossan jetty CRAIG COOK, The Advertiser October 11, 2017 7:01pm
THOUSANDS of dead fish dumped by the BHP jetty at Ardrossan have caused outrage among recreational fishermen.
The Advertiser has been told the catch of around 400kg of Australian salmon was released by a commercial fisherman based at Stansbury when his nets snagged on the jetty.
Danny Simpson, executive director of Recfish SA, that took video of the dead fish lying in shallows, said his members â€œstrongly condemnâ€ the dumping.
â€He appears to have dumped them there and just disappeared which we regard as a pretty irresponsible act.â€ he said.
â€œFrom our perspective this is outrageous behaviour and why we want to see sea nets removed from Gulf St Vincent.â€
He questioned why the fisherman was netting so close to shore.
â€œWe want to know why he was apparently netting in front of the jetty of a major Yorke Peninsula township,â€ he added.
Still grab of part of the huge fish catch seen at the bottom of the Ardossan Jetty.
The Marine Fishers Association (MFA), representing the interests of South Australiaâ€™s 300 Marine Scalefish Fishery (MSF) statutory licence holders, said one of its members was responsible for the dumping.
MFA executive officer, Nathan Bicknell, said in a Facebook statement that â€œgear failureâ€ and the operatorâ€™s decision to â€œoperate outside industry normsâ€ were to blame.
Clarifying the statement, Mr Bicknell told The Advertiser: â€œThe operatorâ€™s decision was to keep his whole catch and thatâ€™s how he got himself into mischief.
â€œThereâ€™s nothing illegal in what he did but there is strong peer pressure to do the right thing.â€
Chief executive of Yorke Peninsula Council, Andrew Cameron, who lives in Ardrossan said he was seeking more information from staff in the town but was â€œextremely disappointedâ€ with such â€œirresponsible behaviourâ€.
RecSA member David Bryant posted on Facebook:
â€œAbsolutely disgusting, remove his netting license, problem solved, total disregard for our marine life and local fishers. This behavior (sic) is way too common from netters. I call to ban all netting in any areas close and around our gulfs. Absolutely horrifiedâ€
Tragic waste ... around 400kg of prized Australian salmon, similar to the one above, was released by a commercial fisherman when his nets snagged on the jetty.
A statement from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions said: â€œPIRSA received reports regarding a significant number of dead Western Australian salmon near the southern Ardrossan jetty on Monday and dispatched fisheries officers to the area to make inquiries to determine the cause and circumstances.
â€œThe commercial fisher responsible subsequently identified himself and has assisted fisheries officers with their inquiries.
â€œBased on the available information, it appears that a combination of gear failure and poor fishing practices resulted in the unintended release of part of a school of salmon caught by the fisher about 300 metres from the BHP jetty.
â€œWe understand the fisher initially unsuccessfully attempted to retrieve all of the released fish and has since returned to the area to collect what fish he can.
â€œAlthough a rare occurrence, PIRSA is none the less disappointed with this incident and will continue to work closely with industry to ensure all fishers adopt best practice commercial fishing operations in SA.â€