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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : May 6th 2009
54 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, May 7, 2009 MB SPORT www.innerwestweekly.com.au Patience is rewarded FISHING 'Mangrove' Jack Scrine Deputy editor, Modern Fishing FAST-RUNNING currents and strong winds out wide recently made for a long and unproductive day for the Modern Fishing crew out at Browns Mountain chasing yellowfin tuna. Despite our best efforts, establishing a drift proved too difficult, with cubes disap- pearing at a literal rate of knots. As the current slows though, there should be some big fish turning up. You won't get the kind of 15-fish days you could expect later in the season, but if you do hook up, prepare for something big and memorable. Cube slowly. Resist the temptation to toss in pilchards too quickly . . . one or two pieces every other minute are a good recipe for a healthy trail. Fish unweighted live baits like slimies and yellowtail in conjunc- tion with your trail, and a free-floating pilchard that will blend in nicely, and you'll have a well-balanced set of offerings. Surprisingly warm offshore water con- ditions of late could make for some pro- ductive fishing for mahi mahi around the offshore FADs. Fish live baits or fresh strip baits away from the markers, and, as usual, prepare to wade through hordes of under- sized fish in pursuit of the few legals that will hopefully beat the babies to your bait. Inside the harbour, school jewfish have been a frequently reported captured from the Hawkesbury to Botany Bay, with plenty of little jewies from 45-80cm and the occasional trophy fish in the mix. Target deep drop-offs and holes. Fresh squid, dead or alive, seems to be doing the trick more than any other technique at the moment. Try to fish at times of low light, such as dawn or dusk, and coincide your fishing with the prime stages of the tide -- half an hour before and after the high or low tide are generally most productive. Insider's view of the game Mick Kelly RUGBY league fans can now enjoy a new blog on our website. Our blogger is Mick Kelly, who has had a lifetime of involvement in the game in Sydney's west. Kelly's father, also Mick, played first grade with Newtown in the mid-1950s and was coach of Parra- matta's inaugural premiership- winning team (third grade in 1964). Mick Jr was a St Marys jun- ior who played first grade with Penrith from the late 1970s to the early '80s. A primary school princi- pal, he has maintained his involvement in the game through media work. Kelly will blog every week. Readers' comments are welcome. Go to www.innerwestweekly.com.au and click on Blogs. Kelly's blog is titled Thoughts of a Former Halfback. Have lunch with legends TENNIS AUSTRALIAN tennis legend Evonne Goolagong Cawley will join Australian Tennis Museum patron and tennis legend Ken Rosewall at the museum's 2009 luncheon on Monday, May 18, at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre. The annual Ken Rosewall lunch- eon, held since 2002, attracts nu- merous enthusiasts each year and is the museum's main fundraiser. The museum conducts various exhibitions throughout the year and houses one of the country's most valuable tennis collections. This year attendees are invited to view the current exhibition, Heroes of Tennis, before lunch. Tours of the newly-renovated Champions Walk -- the passage- way to centre court -- will be available after the lunch. ''This is a fantastic event and Tennis NSW deserves a pat on the back for their commitment to preserving our rich tennis history through the Australian Tennis Museum,'' Goolagong Cawley said. Tickets to the lunch cost $70 each for two courses. Bookings are essential. RSVP by this Friday on 9024 7600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Battle lost but Tigers players in the war VERA BERTOLA See the Wests Tigers in action at www.innerwestweekly.com.au RUGBY LEAGUE WESTS Tigers lost the battle -- a heart-breaking 22-20 defeat to the Bulldogs on Sunday -- but were a strong showing in the war for representative honours. After being named in the 40-man NSW State of Origin squad two weeks ago, Chris Lawrence, Robbie Farah and Keith Galloway maintained their consistency with selection in the NSW City team. But the biggest, and possibly most surprising, was the selection of rampaging Tigers half Benji Marshall as captain of the New Zealand team. Even the 24-year-old was gobsmacked, beating the more experienced South Sydney and 2008 Kiwi captain Roy Asotasi for the job. The irony won't be lost on Wests Tigers and national coach Tim Sheens as he plots the down- fall of his star halfback to ensure the Aussies get over the line in the one-off Test in Brisbane on Friday. The Tigers slipped out of the top eight following Sunday's loss, a situation Sheens will be keen to remedy as premiership moves towards the half-way point. Ironically, as the Tigers slotted into ninth spot, the Bulldogs took over the lead with an impressive seven wins from eight matches. Wests Tigers had slightly more possession and completed more sets but failed to make the most of opportunities. Shannon Gallant, replacing the flu-stricken Marshall, probably blames him- self for a missed conversion that would have levelled the game. But Sheens could also point to a general lack of finishing off and the difference between play-off contenders and the rest. Magpies triumph Matty Withers takes a strong mark up forward. AFL ANDREW TAYLOR For full match reports visit www.innerwestweekly.com.au THE first home game of the season at Picken Oval, after some early- season rain, saw a good crowd turn up to see the Western Sub- urbs Magpies do battle with arch- rivals North Shore. The beautiful weather had Picken Oval looking a ''peach'' and the work that John Cullen at Living Turf and Greg Carmody at the STC have done, along with our own Jimmy Pennell, has been a credit to those people. North Shore Bombers competed strongly in the first half and were certainly still in it at the main break. But after half-time, the Magpies' scrooge-like back six, led by Chris Noordhof, the Lambert brothers and Medair Kassem, gave Norths little and a ''best on ground'' performance by Dwain Watkins and a midfield that runs and physically dominates the oppo- sition delivered another crushing victory. Matty Withers, Constable Eurell, The Mad Dog and Dane Williams continue to benefit from the endeavours of the boys in the middle. A special mention must go to first-gamer Brenton 'Spud' Mumme, who showed some real class and a glittering career awaits the young man if he con- tinues to train and prepare him- self like he has to date. Johnny Simpson also made a successful return from a knee reconstruction in record time and lookssettobeapartofavery successful side. Western Suburbs 19.16 (130) beat North Shore 7.12 (54). St Pat's take lead in club competition Ben Murphy in action for St Pat's. RUGBY UNION ST Patricks Rugby Club, Strathfield, were hosted by Old Ignatians at Ryde Oval on Saturday. St Patrick's won in first grade, seconds, thirds, fifths and colts. Old Ignatians won fourth grade. The win places St Patrick's Rugby Club at the top of the Club Championship after four rounds of this season in the NSW Sub- urban Rugby Union Champion- ship. St Patrick's first grade 34 beat Old Ignatians 17 (Josh Bohl, Nick Brady, Barry Chapman, Dave Raviko, Ame Traill Tries Josh Bohl 2 goals, 1 penalty goal. Man of the Match Shane McLeod). Second grade 26 beat Old Ignatians 25 (converted try by fly half Chaan Pauu after full time). Third grade 30 beat Old Ignatians 12 (after trailing 12-3 at half time). Old Ignatians 8 beat Fourth grade 0. Fifth grade 14 beat Old Ignatians 0, while colts 20 beat Old Ignatians 12. This Saturday St Patrick's host Beecroft at Hudson Park. Beecroft currently lead the Kentwell competition (first Grade) and are a close second to St Patricks in the Club Champion- ship. KARATE FOR ALL AGES Fun, Fitness, Confidence & Discipline JOIN NOW! 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