Angling News November 2023


King George whiting arrived right on cue at the Angling Section’s competition on November 5.

While Geordies are caught all-year round, it is generally regarded that November is the pick of the months, with December and January also in the mix.

And November’s comp was sweet news for the anglers who take part in Saturday’s (November 11) King George Classic.

Around 18 king george were taken, with an average weight of around 0.5kg, while Craig Thomas – also the King George Classic organiser – nailed the biggest at 0.72kg.

It gave Craig the target fish of the month award — $100 on his House Support Scheme.

Ray Wilson, in his first competition for three months after a knee replacement, fell across the line with 83.72 points to claim the field day, with a haul of king george, snook, skippy, herring, sand whiting and flathead.

Sangeeta Menon was second with 79.34 points, pipping her partner Craig who scored 78 points.

Anglers can register for the King George Classic through this trybooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1130704

The November 5 competition also produced a spectacular byplay when eight-year-old Kaden Crofts landed the fish of his young life.

Aboard grandad George Greaves’ boat Prosperity as his guest, it was a case of the old man of the sea helping the young man of the sea.

With dad Glenn Crofts also offering some support, it took the young fella 30 minutes on 12-lb line to get his 16kg samson fish alongside after some expert boat work from George who stalked the big fish to take the strain off Kaden and his gear.

The December competition is scheduled for December 2.