2013 Australian Spearfishing Team T-shirts, Fundraiser update

The boys have come up with a great T-Shirt design for the team heading to South Africa. These shirts are for sale and are only going for $30, so anyone who would like to purchase a shirt contact Derrick or Evan and let them know. If your going to be at the Alliman tomorrow the boys can bring them along for you to purchase, but contact them asap to let them know how many to bring.

We have some collectors tshirts made up for our last effort bid towards South Africa, it features a ‘Garrick’, also called Leerfish which is an iconic fish of South Africa.  They are $30 each, sizes available in M, L, XL”

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Derrick Cruz 0405 334 386
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Evan Leeson
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Fundraiser update

At the last club meeting we held a fundraiser event for members of the Dolphins heading to Durban for the South African Underwater Spearfishing Championship. It was a great success.

“The BBQ’s are off the planet” – Daniel Galea

“Parry & Ali did an exceptional job with organising and donating the amazing food!!!” – Wade Koolis

Wade

There are some more pics of the event posted on SpearOZ: http://www.spearoz.org/index.php/topic,3720.0.html

Club Meeting April – Fundraiser, Social Calendar & 2013 1st quarter update

Fundraiser for the Australian teams members of the Sans Souci Dolphins

This TUESDAY 16th APRIL 7.30pm at the CLUBHOUSE

Hey everyone I would like to bring this fund raiser to your attention. The Dolphins are fortunate enough to have some extremely talented spearos who have been selected to represent Australia in both the Inter-Pacific competition in Qld and the South African Nationals in Durban. As the Dolphins usually do we pull a little fund raiser together to help ease the pocket wearing for these guys. Our members who represent Australia have always put back to the club in the way of talks, training, and assistance to their fellow members, sharing new techniques they pick up when diving with the world’s elite spearfishers. The Dolphins members have garnered such rich knowledge from these events.

Derick and EvanpuckoWe will be having a HUGE raffle with some great prizes (see below) to raise money for 3 club members. Evan Leeson, Derrick Cruz & Ian Puckeridge

So be there Tuesday 16th April (this coming Tuesday) from 7.30pm, it is the Dolphins monthly meeting – Cnr of Macquarie and Hastings Ave, Chifley.

Guys, this is a must come to meeting anyway as Parry has organised a Greek feast for the night to enjoy – feast is free for members – and you get a free ticket for a chance to win the door prize!
So for all the members that don’t make most meetings, please make sure this is the meeting you do attend as you don’t want to miss what the committee has organised as a surprise. See you all there!!
IF you are unable to attend and would like to contribute to the cause by purchasing some raffle tickets please contact me on how you can do this. There are some really great prizes to be won.
Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10
It’s going to be a great night, hope to see you there – bring your wallets.

Prize list so far

  • Pair of penetrator fin blades
  • Cressi Modular Fins
  • Giant Tent valued at around $700 (I believe it sleeps nine people)
  • Omer Zero Mask
  • Neptonics Rig Line of choice
  • Miscellaneous Neptonics gear
  • One spearfishing course with Australian Spearfishing Academy
  • Alcohol
  • Door Prize

There will be further prizes arranged on the night as well. If anyone else has a prize that they would like to donate, please email me.

Thank you to all who have donated a prize:
Penetrator Fins
Derick Cruz
Neptonics
ASA
Frog Dive

Club Comp/Social Calender for 2013

The calendar is also linked on the website front page which you can subscribe to in your own calendar (Google or other). It has links to most NSW comps, our club meetings and social events. Give it a try.

April 28th Bendalong/Sealies
May 19th Rose Bay
June 23rd Forster
July 21st Ulladulla
August 18th South Maroubra
September 22nd Long Reef/Dee Why
October 20th Bendalong/Voodoo
November 23rd-24th South West Rocks
December 15th Currarong/Ulladulla

2013 – 1st Quarter Update

The start of the year saw our own Ian & Aaron Puckeridge, along with two new club members Evan & Derek competing in the Sydney Cup, Canada Cup and Australian Titles. All placing in the top ten, they did our club proud. The Dolphins also won the first Alliman Shield held out of Gunnamatta Bay, having Feb & March Allimans cancelled due to bad weather was a let down for the boys as they were keen to do well again.
Our first two club meetings this year saw a few new members joining, Parry Gryllis our Sports sec/Vice President will get together with Simon Trippe and I for a new comers rock-hop dive to get to know them in and out of the water.
All – in – all it’s been a promising start to 2013, looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

USFA Survey on observations in the ocean relating to climate change

USFALate last year, USFA sent an email with a link to a USFA members’ survey that they’re doing in collaboration with the CSIRO. This survey is your opportunity to have a say about changes you’ve observed in the ocean, the likely impacts of climate change on how, where and what you spear, and how our historical competition records can or should be shared with scientists and used in fisheries management.

For those of you who have already completed the survey – thanks!

If you haven’t already completed the survey, please take a few minutes to click on the link below and complete it before Wednesday February 13. It’s important that as many of us as possible complete this survey to ensure that our voice is heard.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/USFAsurvey

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61st Australian National Spearfishing Titles – Sydney 2013 Final Results

Pet Walsh

Congratulations to Ben Thomson on a win over Ian Puckeridge on day 3. It was hard diving with everyone giving 100%. This was a highly decorated field of divers where missing or losing a fish was very expensive!! 2 or 3 fish over 3 days of competition was enough to see big changes in positions. Jarod Eriksson lost a marlin today after being towed out to sea.

Ian Puckeridge shot a State record Remora and Adam Smith shot a nice Mangrove Jack.

Congratulations to all divers and Thank You for attending.

A big Thank You to Adrian Wayne, his partner Jackie, Matt Poulton and Lee Dalli for their excellent work to run this comp. Also a great Thank You to Oliver Wady for running a very professional weigh in. Brett Waddell provided excellent food for starving divers!! Thank You!!

Pete Walsh

Results:
Self NominatedPairsResults
State Pairs Results
Super diverFinalResults
Nationals Four Man Teams and Pairs
Overall Score sheet

SSD South West Rocks social weekend away 2012

This was a short video filmed on the Dolphins yearly trip up at South West Rocks where all the guys get together and hire a house, take a couple of boats, go diving during the day and then share the stories from the day with a couple of “light” drinks in the night. Always a great trip and well worth the effort for an amazing adventure!!!

Christmas Party Meeting / AGM – 2012

Dolphins Christmas Party

Firstly I would like to thank you all for the great year. 2012 has been fantastic for most of us and especially for our club as we have won the Alliman Shield!
That is thanks to the all round effort of everyone that competed this year and especially to our Vice President and Sports Sec Parry!
Parry has done a great job this year and we all owe him A BIG THANK YOU!

So to top off this great year we are having a big Christmas Party/Last meeting of 2012/AGM on Tuesday the 18th December, 7:30pm at the clubhouse!

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Mangrove Jack Research in NSW

Toby Piddocke from the National Marine Science Centre at Southern Cross University in Coffs Harbour is conducting a three-year research project on the biology and movements of Mangrove Jack in NSW.

We can help with his research by providing any Mangrove Jack frames (filleted skeletons with head and guts intact) we selectively spear. Toby is not asking anyone to kill a Mangrove Jack they would otherwise release or not shoot.

This research covers the entire NSW coastline, so it’s important that frames are collected from as many areas as possible. Of particular interest are frames from Sydney and South Coast.

If you can help and donate a frame, just fillet the fish (please leave head and guts intact), put the frame in a plastic bag (an ordinary shopping bag is fine) and put it in the freezer.

Then contact Toby using the details below, and he will arrange to collect the fish at a time and place convenient for you. Everyone who donates a frame will be eligible to win a ‘mangrove jack research’ t-shirt. Continue reading Mangrove Jack Research in NSW

Information Session: Collaborative research project between USFA and CSIRO

When: Thursday 15 November
Arrive: 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start
Duration: Approx 1 hour including questions
Where: ASHFIELD WESTS LEAGUES CLUB, 115 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield, NSW Sydney Australia (Proceed to level one)
What else: Bring a dive buddy
You will hear:

  • What has really changed since the 60’s?
  • Will these changes affect your future fishing opportunities?
  • Specifically how USFA (spearo) data has contributed to this project.

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