Day of the Bumper Bream
It was a good looking day as the boats gathered in the bay below the historic fishermen’s hut at Long Reef. The fifteen odd boats and nearly fifty divers signed on listened to the safety talk, and waited impatiently for the start. North Shore meant business with a roll up of twenty six divers! After the roll call the divers went to their respective boats and motored out a few hundred yards off shore where the flag start was done from big Maccas boat and boats raced north and south to their dive spots.
The conditions were good, although there was a building southerly swell and the water was cold and even colder on the bottom, the divers dived hard working towards the weigh in at 1:15pm. Continue reading Alliman Shield 2016 – 11th September – LongReef
BAYVIEW = Gone to the Dogs!
Well it wasn’t a good forecast for the Sunday of the Alliman with gale force winds and a big swell running all week not helping. But the brave sport secretaries of each club voted for the comp to be on and on the dawning of the day a dozen boats and nearly forty divers turned up to compete on what turned out to be a pretty good day.
After the safety talk the boats motored slowly down the four knot channel to Pittwater and the open ocean. Weigh in was at 1:30pm sharp and luckily all divers were back in the ring well before the cut off time. The weighing and scoring commenced and as we were next to the huge dog park we had a lot of interested persons and their canine friends to see the fish that came in. One cute pooch modelled the Aussie spearfishing team cap (available from me for $25, please support your team!) and another cute little Maltese helped Gordy with the scores! (See pics).
The ‘Adreno’ Most Meritorious Fish winners for this competition are Ben’s (STG) big bream for the senior category and young Eddie Sherb (SSD) with a 48pt Reef Leatherjacket, prizes will be presented before the competition at Long Reef. Remember anyone can win win one of these prizes but only if you compete!
Continue reading Alliman Shield – 7th August – Bayview
Sunday dawned with heavy overcast conditions and rain as the divers gathered in Robertson Park next to the historic Watsons Bay hotel. The safety talk was conducted and the divers jumped into the boats and headed out slowly to outside the moorings where the event start was made from Matt Poulton’s boat.
The rain was a dampener but as the forecast promised sunny conditions later in the day the fifty brave divers headed out into Sydney Harbour hoping for good conditions. As it turned out the conditions were great slight sea light winds, 15 – 20m visibility outside and up to 10m even in the Harbour even though it was low tide.
All the boats and divers made it back by the 1:15pm finish time and the fish were lined up at the weigh in table ready for the scoring. At this stage a crowd gathered to see the fish and ask plenty of questions. There was also some fish donated to the onlookers which made us very popular! Continue reading Alliman Shield 2016 – 1st May – Watsons Bay
January – Gunnamatta – Cancelled - dangerous ocean conditions
February – Bayview – Cancelled - dangerous ocean conditions
March – Kurnell – Results
April – Little Manly – Results
May – Watsons Bay – Results
June – Gunnamatta – Cancelled - dangerous ocean conditions
July – No Competition
August – Bayview – Results
September – Long Reef – Results
October – Kurnell – Results
November – Port Kembla – Results
December – Gunnamatta – Results
2016 End of Year Alliman Shield Results
1st - Matthew Poulton
2nd - Derrick Cruz
3rd - Evan Leeson
B Grade - Cohan Jones
C Grade - Phil Sheppard
D Grade - Patrick Koch
Grand Master - Patrick Mullins
Master - Gordon Black
Veteran - Rob Tierney
Senior - Matthew Poulton
Intermediate - Aaron Puckeridge
Junior - Joe Halkyard
Sub Junior - Jarod McKenzie
Congratulations to: Sans Souci Dolphins winning the year on equal points with North Shore Seahawks.
Grade Changes for 2017
++ up two grades
+ up one grade
- down one grade