Big tides, clear water, and favourable conditions allowed us to carry out our annual capsize drills and swim test during this month. Whilst not a common occurrence here on the sheltered Burrum river, capsizes can, and do happen when least expected. Especially when using one, or two man canoes. Having an established drill in place enables us to deal with the situation in a safe and orderly manner.

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The juniors love the "Huli drill," -  just another excuse to get wet and have a swim.

Some of our senior paddlers stepped out of their comfort zone recently, venturing  to the Gold Coast to participate in the Pan Pacific Masters games. Jenny, Jill, Mario and Deb combined with other Outrigger paddlers in Oc6 and  V12 marathon races for a great experience competing against up to 18 other other crews in their respective  age divisions.

It was Jenny however, using her fitness and stamina gained from regular outrigger training on the Burrum River, who starred with some outstanding performances in the sport of indoor rowing. Jenny entered five rowing events in her age division, from a 100m dash, a 1000m marathon, time trials, to a gruelling 2000m marathon. She scooped the pool, winning Silver in the 2000m, and four Bronzes in the other events.

Outriggers Jenny medals
What talent we have in Burrum Heads.    Well done Jenny.

Like to try Outrigging? New members welcome. 
                                                                                ……………….   Huk Ho, Peter McK 

Come and try:- Juniors 8am Saturdays and. ..Seniors 7.30am Sundays.  More details,  Peter - 0419291676, or Jenny - 0403037719





Results from our last comp held on the 4th November were: 

Sandra Pershouse won ladies top bag with 1.620kg weighing in a yellowfin bream (.520)  and a school mackerel (1.100)

Sandra Pershouse with school mackeral resiz Cheque

Lex Cowley with his bag of bream resiz Peter and Annette with their grunter resiz


Peter Akers won men’s top bag with 2.770kg weighing in a giant trevally (1.020) and a barred grunter (1.750)

Annette Akers won the secret species for her grunter (1.360) - Russell Hughes won the Lucky Draw for his school mackerel (2.034) - Double points were awarded to all who weighed in a trevally.

Commiserations go to John Martin who caught a huge barramundi 2 days after the season closed, but a big thumbs up for doing the right thing and releasing it to grow even bigger!

 The Burrum Heads Amateur fishing Club also presented a cheque for $2000 to the Howard CWA to forward to the drought appeal.  A representative from the CWA accepted the cheque from Club President Brad Dyson.

                                            …………….     Regards - Angela G.




Hello all members,

                               This month’s river fishing competition is to be held over the

Weekend 22nd and 23rd of November. Starting at 8.00am Saturday and finishing Sunday at 12.00 noon. The weigh- in to be held behind the Hotel, with a BBQ being held in conjunction with the weigh-in. The target for the November competition will be the best weight of five fish to count (mixed bag).

Categories are men women and juniors, with a random draw for all persons who have had their catch weighed and recorded.

BWBC David Reader thread fin salmon resiz  BWBC Hans Buikstra resiz BWBC Mike Dally jew fish resiz

                                   Last month’s river fishing competition was also for the best weight of five fish, and the winners were men’s Graham Stretton, junior Travis Haupt and the random draw went to Carl Haupt. Sadly there were no ladies to register fish at the weigh-in. We hope this will not be the case this month, as we are now having warmer weather, I hope to see lots of participants at the weigh-in.

                                     The committee paid out the donations to the organizations that the club had approved giving over $4000.00 to local community groups.

                                       New members for November were Steve McNamara, and Daryl Hennessey and Family; we welcome them into the club and hope they enjoy the club activities such as the river fishing competition, charters and social events.

                                     The Club Christmas Party will be held on Sunday 14th December.   The December meeting will be held at 11.30 at the rear of the hotel followed by drinks, nibbles etc. At 12.30 we will move to the dining room for a smorgasbord lunch. Following the lunch we will adjourn to the BBQ area for socializing. There is a cost for financial members of $25.00 per head.

For catering purposes members wishing to attend please advise:

David Reader by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   OR P.O.Box 80 Burrum Heads 4659 before November 30th.

                                         ..............   Cheers, David