Presidents Quill

First Cast August 2018


 Monday night is our AGM and it is our most important meeting of the year. This meeting determines the direction our club will take over the next twelve months. We have a number of issues to cover on this night such as changing the clubs name to better reflect who we really are. Another is to accept the upgrade of our rules to reflect our current situation. I urge as many members to attend as possible to vote on these important issues. Then there is the election of office bearers and committee members for the ensuing year.

The TT trip was just a fantastic weekend and very well attended with 18 people. John Stevenson needs to be thanked for such an organized weekend and the food was fantastic. Thanks to Peter Chan also for giving his time showing us how to cast the double handed rod again.

This month’s trip is to the Ohinemuri River and as a day trip, there will be no cost involved. I was a controller on this river late last year and on my beat 25 fish were caught in a single day. The river after a bad spell has certainly improved of late so this should be a great trip.

The Rise Film Festival as mentioned last month is on again on the 21st of August. Bookings can be made on line at www.clearwater.

Last month’s speaker was Rene Vaz and as always, Rene had everyone enthralled all night. Many thanks Rene. I am waiting for confirmation for our speaker for September.

This weekend I am heading down to Turangi for the great weekend put on by Sporting Life. Last year was fantastic and I am so looking forward to catching up with the same people I had so much fun with and learnt so much from.

I do hope I see as many members as can attend on Monday night.

John Rumpf