Drifters Deep Sea Angling Club


Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 1st Dec, 2004 at Willetton Sportsman Club, Willetton.

PRESENT: Bob Kelly (President) and 11 members.

APOLOGIES: Dave Hart, John Sczyzglak, Mark Sinclair, Dean Barden, Stuart Howell and Wayne Mahony

The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed.

MOVED: Stewart Mc Dougall SECONDED: Gavin Gleeson



All members will be sent an official copy of the 2005 calendar now the AGM has been held and the Field day officer and his Assistant have been elected

Club Shirts

All members will be issued with the new style club shirt when they have paid their $50 2005 membership.


All fees are due by Feb 06th field day, if you chose to fish in a field day prior to this date and are not financial, you will be unable to collect any prize money but your weight will allowed. Any field day after the Feb 06th your fees are to be paid prior to the weigh in, if not, then your weight will not be included and you still will be unable to collect prize money.



AAA Website

For those of you who have access to a computer the AAA website have been updated with the Dawesville field day report and photos.

Jurien Sea Rescue via Gavin Gleeson

Jurien Sea Rescue put a communication letter stating that the Cervantes 27 MHz radio link had been destroyed and they have approached FESA to repair it. FESA informed Jurien Sea Rescue that because the 27 MHz is going to be phased out, there have been no funds allocated to repair the tower. FESA advised Jurien Sea Rescue that the whole state of WA will be coming in line with the rest of Australia by going to the VHF system. FESA will supply the necessary equipment for the new towers and any back up required at no cost to Jurien Sea Rescue Group.


Lancelin Aquatic and Angling Club

Confirmation on number attending BBQ for catering purposes.

FINANCE: The bank account was in credit for $2021

Accounts for payment: AAA affiliation fees $200

MOVED: Bill Pallot SECONDED: John Williams




What a great day to finish off the years calendar of events.

The weather treated us kindly with great fishing conditions.

There were 6 boats and 17 anglers weighing in 244.42kg of fish.

There were 3 good sized jewies weighed in. 15kg, 19.3kg and a new club record 21.36kg.

Winner John Rochford 43.12kg

Runner up John Sczyzglak 37.86kg

Visitor Murray Henderson 3.56kg

Species John Sczyzglak (Baldy) 3.46Kg

The Cadbury Field day was won by John Rochford’s boat (John Sheree John) with 115.64 kg giving an average per fisher of 38.54kg.

Congratulations to all winners.


Wind up

We had 50 members, partners and friends attend the annual Trophy Presentation at Barrocco’s restaurant. There was a great atmosphere and excellent food. A good night was had by all. Well done to John Rochford and crew winning many awards. A special thank you to Sheree Rochford who organised Barrocco’s and the hotel accommodation at The Acacia Hotel.

Club BBQ

Due to the huge success of the Club BBQ last year it has been decided that another one will be held this year more than likely in early February after the Two Rocks field day.

Seafood BBQ

The proposed date for the seafood BBQ this year will be March 19th more information will be supplied closer to the date.

General Business

Lancelin field day

Due to the surging conditions that can occur at Lancelin a motion was put forward and carried that if required, a tractor will be arranged to pull boats out and be paid for by the club to a value of $100

Species prize sponsorship

JJ Concrete Pumping Services has kindly donated money to double the species prize money at long weekend competitions.

New Drifters Shirts

The new style Drifters shirts have arrived many thanks to Mark Sinclair and Tyrepower for the shirts. Also special thanks to Bob Taylor for arranging the screen printing, the shirts do look great.


“$1000 Winner Take All” field day will be open to both members and non-members alike. The cost will be $100 per boat. The main aim of this day would to try to generate interest in the club and perhaps attract old Drifters members back as well as new members. While the rules and framework is still being set, below are some idea’s that have been generated so far.

3 venues are being considered Cockburn, Mindarie & Point Peron

1.  Winning boat to be decided by total boat weight divided by number of anglers.

2.  Will NOT be held on club field day.

3.  Drifter rules to apply.

4.  Most probably held with in metro area to maximise turn out.

5.  Only amateur boats – No licensed fisherman.

Please feedback both positive and negative comments about this would be appreciated.

Drift Anchors

High quality large drift anchors are now available from Gavin Gleeson’s Waters Edge Motor Trimmers.

Break Sea Cod Frames

Researchers require Break Sea Cod frames for scientific data collection. Please contact Steve Moore 0n 93602256 and donate your frames.


With no further business the president closed the meeting at 9:45pm.

The next meeting will be held at Willetton Sportsman’s Club on Wed Feb 2nd.

The next field day will be held at Two Rocks Feb 6th 06:00am start.