Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Get Your HookUp Entry in; Don't Leave Accommodation Booking until Last Minute for Big Weekend

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Get Your HookUp Entry in; Don't Leave Accommodation Booking until Last Minute for Big Weekend

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ONLY six days to go till the entries close for the 2009 Observer Boyne Tannum HookUp.

Get your entries in before the close of business on Monday, June 1 so you don't become that person who missed the deadline.

We are into the final few hundred spots of this fabulous event and I would hate it if someone missed out.

There have been a few little problems regarding entries and many have been ringing up to check.

As most of you will be aware our committee is built up solely of volunteers who are all holding down jobs either on shift work or their own businesses.

Unfortunately the entry process isn't instantaneous and does take a little time.

Entering 3500 names, addresses, dates of birth, etc, is a tedious task. Ned and his team are doing their very best to get everything right, so please have some patience with this process.

Use the online entry check facility where possible and if there is a problem please shoot an email off to ned@boynetannumhookup.com.au (mailto:ned@boynetannumhookup.com.au) as he'll be able to answer most questions.

Some of our sponsors like Dani and Tim at Palm Valley self-contained holiday units at Tannum Sands tell me they still have some units available for the weekend of the HookUp so if you have people coming up and need a place to stay it'd be a good idea to give them a bell.

Onto other things surrounding fishing. Last Saturday, many were able to venture out before that big blow came through on Sunday.

While the catches weren't all that big some, those who knew what they were doing like local angler Bob Clow, landed himself a decent trout but is playing his cards close to his chest as to the location; as you would a week or so out from Australia's largest family fishing event.

A friend of mine, Larry Thompson, from Hervey Bay, and long-time HookUp entrant, sent me through skite photos of some trout, which he caught in the Gutters, one of which went over 9kg. Now that is a big trout.

Others stuck pretty close to the sheltered waterways and were quite successful with blue salmon and grunter.

At this time of the year these species really come on along with jewies and big Spanish mackerel. …

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