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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : February 18th 2009
46 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, February 19, 2009 MB SPORT www.innerwestweekly.com.au Tasty treats on the chew Jack Scrine Deputy Editor Modern Fishing Magazine Dominic Wiseman with a flathead. Picture: Modern Fishing Magazine. SOME offshore bottom-bashers this week have been a little peeved at the bait and tackle-stealing antics of the hordes of leatherjacket presently off (and inside) Sydney Harbour. If you're one of these anglers, consider the delicate white flesh of a skinned leatherjacket, and put a few in your keeper bag for dinner. Minimise the tackle loss associ- ated with the unforgiving chompers of this species by adding a length of wire to the terminal end of your line. Plagues of leatherjacket can be a pain when you're targeting more exciting quarry, but the lack of a NSW size limit and a generous bag limit means you should try mak- ing lemonade from lemons -- they're very tasty. Increased reports of salmon and bonito from the stones and around Dobroyd and Quarantine heads inside the harbour are encourag- ing, while mulloway off the north- ern beaches and even inside Lake Narrabeen might encourage some to dust off their headlamps and jewfish gear and soak some night- time baits. In the world of yellowtail king- fish, the rats still reign supreme. Consistently big kings are hard to come across in Sydney -- inside the harbour and offshore-- unless you have the hours and the live baits to wade through the onslaught of undersized kings. The big ones are there, with reports and tantalising photos from Botany Bay, Middle Har- bour, North Head and Long Reef of kings to 110cm proving their exist- ence. Nearly all the lucky anglers are catching 20 rats for every legal specimen, though. Given the time and tide, the big boys will come out to play, and will be barging the rats out of the way to smash your live bait. Big sharks in Sydney Harbour continue to hang around fishing boats, scoffing down panicked hooked fish at will and giving anglers something to think about. Blake out for season THE season ends for promising West Tigers fullback Blake Lazarus who suffered a knee in- jury during a trial match. Lazarus had knee surgery this week after suffering from an an- terior cruciate ligament injury to his left knee, during Balmain Ryde Eastwood Tigers' trial against Cabramatta last Saturday night. He was fighting for the first grade fullback position with Shannon McDonnell and Shannon Gallant. It is the same knee injury that sidelined him for the season after round four of the Toyota Cup last year. ''It is a devastating injury for Blake,'' Wests Tigers' recruitment manager Warren McDonnell said. ''He had been training well in the pre-season and was part of our full-time NRL squad. ''We are sure that with Blake's determination and first-class atti- tude he can make a successful comeback from the injury.'' Lazarus is expected to be out for the season. Meanwhile, Wests Tigers will be attempting to win their inaugural Foundation Cup title when they lock horns with the Sydney Roosters at the Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday. Great rivalry has developed from the annual fixture, which was initiated in 2007 in antici- pation of the centenary of rugby league in 2008. The Roosters, much to the West Tigers' frustration, have won the first two Foundation Cup games, a situation the Tigers are keen to remedy this year. Wests Tigers chief executive Scott Longmuir said the cup rep- resented 300 years of rugby league, between foundation teams West- ern Suburbs Magpies, Balmain Tigers and Sydney Roosters. Gates open at 5pm and the main game gets under way at 7.30pm. Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au Club regos kicking along pre-season DRUMMOYNE Power Junior AFL held a very successful pre-season launch and barefoot bowls sign- on day on Sunday. Club secretary Gavin Nelson said the club had received 156 registrations, including 43 new players. ''However, we are still accept- ing registrations,'' he said. The club celebrated its 10th birthday last year. Highlights of last season including a presen- tation night and a training session at the SCG (pictured) where young players met mem- bers of the Sydney Swans. Players are invited for all teams aged 5 to under-16s. Visit www.drummoyne power.com or phone Gavin Nelson on 0418 276 312. CAGE FIGHTING MULTI 2163256iL WK33 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Thai Kickboxing Mixed Martial Arts INFORMATION FROM YOUR COUNCIL 1a Marlborough Street, Drummoyne NSW 2047 Tel 9911 6555 Fax 9911 6550 www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au Tuesday, 24 February 2009 Concord Community Centre 6.30pm At this free seminar, a panel of planning of cers and local experts share their knowledge. Visit www.renovatersdestination.com.au to nd local businesses and the renovating events that are scheduled this year. For further information contact Council on 9911 6555.
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