Months of early morning training, to bring Betty to the peak fitness level required to represent Australia at the World Outrigger Sprint Titles in Tahiti, concluded with her departure on 15th July. Her Aussie team of over 70s women will compete in three events against nine other nations, including the world’s best paddlers from Hawaii, Tahiti, Canada, and New Zealand. First heats will be Sunday 22nd July.

Outriggers Betty and teamresoz

                                   Betty and the Training Team

Thanks to club members who were always available to ensure that Betty was able to train five days a week. We wish her well, and know that she will be an asset to her team, and a great ambassador for Australia and Burrum Heads.  Go Betty and Team Australia!

Outriggers Bettyresiz

               Betty training for Tahiti               

Forthcoming competition available for our outrigger paddlers, includes:-

· SQ Zone OC1-2 -V1 Marathon Series. Commencing with first race at Mooloolaba on August 11th. (OC6 races for minnows will be run during this series).

· SQ Zone OC6 Marathon Series, commencing with first race at Redcliffe on October 20th.

Juniors look forward to the annual Trans Tasman Gubbi Gubbi International Regatta on the Sunshine Coast 29 September to 1st October, and to be followed by the National Junior Marathons on October 3-4.
We are planning to procure a trailer suitable to transport our boats to Zone regattas. This will give our members, both Senior and Junior, greater opportunity to compete on a regular basis, and will fulfil a long term aim to provide our members with the best facilities to enjoy our sport.

Thanks to all for supporting our Whale Watch fundraiser Raffle.
WINNER:- Ticket no. 162

New members welcome to come and try :- Juniors -  8am Saturdays.     Seniors - 7.30am Sundays.
More details :- Peter - 0419291676,   Jenny - 0403037719.

                         ………..     Huk Ho , Peter McK      


"Stop Press" : Betty's Aussie over 70 women’s team win Silver at World Outrigger Sprint Championship in Tahiti ......beating three Hawaian teams in V12 500m final.  Congratulations Ladies!




This year our theme was international and once again club members got into the theme of the night. There were the French, the British, a lovely Fijian lady in her traditional dress, some Canadians, a German beer wench and even a pharaoh and cleopatra just to mention a few.

BHAFC 1resiz  BHAFC 2 resiz

The overall club champion along with also winning the male champion, was John Martin.
The female club champion was Sandra Pershouse.
Men's champion runner up - Russell Hughes
Ladies champion runner up - Annette Akers
The heaviest aggregate weight men's - Russell Hughes
Heaviest aggregate weight ladies - Sandra Pershouse
The winner of the heaviest fish overall was won by Bjarne Jorgensen with a Mac Tuna weighing in at 6.878kgs.
The winners of the individual fish categories were as follows -
Heaviest bream - Sandra Pershouse
Heaviest flathead - Peter Gamel
Heaviest mackerel - Russell Hughes
Heaviest Snapper - John Martin
Heaviest Tailor - John Martin
Heaviest Trevally - Brad Dyson
Heaviest Trumpeter - Annette Akers
Heaviest Whiting - Ron Henderson
The president’s award this year was awarded to two of our lovely ladies Jo Armstrong and Julie Jorgensen who both

went above and beyond for the club...
And finally the Rod Trophy for the club member who had a few accidents, mishaps etc through the year went to Allan Chester.
Our new fishing season has just begun and our next BBQ and weigh in will be held on Sunday 12th August, commencing 4pm at our club shed for anyone who is interested to come along and join us.
Alternatively you can check out our website at www.burrumheadsfishing.com.au.


   Cheers for now, Amanda 



The July fishing competition was held over Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July, with competitors fishing for the following categories, Best bag of 5, Closest to the mystery weight, Heaviest Flathead, and the biggest fish caught outside the river.
Unfortunately no fish were caught outside the river, however the Best bag of 5 was won by Tyler Mulhall with 4 Bream weighing 1.396kg, the Biggest Flathead was won by Ron Underwood with a weight of 0.189kg and the closest to the mystery weight of 1.31kg, was Ron Greenwood with a Bream weighing 0.622kg. Well done to all winners.

 BHBWBC Ron Underwood  Tyler Mulhall

                 Ron Underwood                                 Tyler Mulhall

The August fishing competition will be held over Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August. With the categories being, Best bag of 5, closest to the mystery weight, the largest Bream and the biggest fish caught outside the River.

The weigh in will commence at 1.00pm. followed by the BBQ at the BBQ area behind the Pub and the monthly meeting will begin at 3.00pm at the usual venue.

We also have 5 new members joining the Club as of the 1st July, Alan Chester, Terry May, Garry Kalverla, Matt McGovern and Andrew Crawford, welcome to the Club.

Tight lines everyone

                                   ………  Irish.