Alliman Shield 2015 – 13th September – Long Reef

Hello All Fellow Spearos,

The day dawned a beautiful pink promising clear skies and at Fishermen’s Beach the air was still and the sea a mirror. There was nobody around as I set the ring up but by 7:30am the place was buzzing with boats zooming in and the divers signing on. What a great day for an Alliman!

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The usual safety talk was given with the emphasis on diving in pairs as the many reports of shark activity had some divers nervous but as it turned out not one was seen. Just before 8am the divers made their way to the boats and putted out slowly to wait for Macca to wave his boat flag to signify the start of the competition. The boats raced away North & South!

Long Reef 2015 3Long Reef 2015 4Long Reef 2015 5By 1:15pm all divers had their fish in the ring and the business of the weighing and scoring started with great interest in who got what fish and guessing who got top score.
Some great fish came in including:

Derrick Cruz (SSD) with an unusual Foxfish (usually found in WA)
Derrick Cruz (SSD) with an unusual Foxfish (usually found in WA)
Young Jarod McKenzie (MW) with an 890gm Blue Throat Wrasse
Young Jarod McKenzie (MW) with an 890gm Blue Throat Wrasse
Paul Marsh (SSD) with a fantastic 2.115kg Spangled Emporer
Paul Marsh (SSD) with a fantastic 2.115kg Spangled Emporer
Alex Lewis (SSD) with a magnificent 4.160kg Dusky Flathead, what a beast!
Alex Lewis (SSD) with a magnificent 4.160kg Dusky Flathead, what a beast!
Malcolm Murphy, 875gm Ling
Malcolm Murphy, 875gm Ling
Emanuel Bova (SSD) with 2 stud fish 2.540kg Wirrah & 1.215kg Tarwhine
Emanuel Bova (SSD) with 2 stud fish 2.540kg Wirrah & 1.215kg Tarwhine
Cam Gall (MW) with a good blue Morwong (1.060kg)
Cam Gall (MW) with a good blue Morwong (1.060kg)
Zack Dredge (SSD) 3.905kg Rock Blackfish
Zack Dredge (SSD) 3.905kg Rock Blackfish

Next month on Sunday 11th October 2015 we meet at Kurnell, this is always a great venue with Botany Bay as well as the surrounding ocean to choose from. Remember sign on from 7am comp start 8am and all fish in ring by 1:15pm. Contact me for any further information.

Just a reminder if you have an interest in diving the Allimans you need to be financial with the USFA to compete and please contact me on memberships@usfa.com.au

Lee Dalli
President
Metropolitan Spearfishing Zone
0413 033 224