Alliman Shield – 7th August – Bayview

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!

Anyway the day was taken out by the Sans Souci Dolphins spearheaded by the Jaryd Hayne of spearfishing Aaron ‘Pucko Plane’ Puckeridge who amassed a fantastic score of 832 points followed up by the spearfishing Burgess boys Derek Cruz with 532pts and Evan Leeson 521pts. Some good fish were taken but the star fish of the day was the Dragons Ben Favorito with nearly a 1.6kg bream (126pts). Mike Hall from North shore got a ‘battleship’ silver drummer of nearly 9kg.

The next competition is being held at Long Reef on the second Sunday (11th) of September (first being Father’s Day), this is an important comp as both North Shore and the Dolphins are level pegging in the lead with 30pts and the Whalers and St George both battling for the wooden spoon on 22pts, so come out on the day and support your Club and have a good days diving. There hopefully be a BBQ & drinks at the weigh in so see you all on the day. Note: There is construction happening at the car park and the road to the fishing hut is closed off, it won’t affect the weigh in area but will make access a problem.

See you all next month

Lee Dalli
Metropolitan Spearfishing Zone