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Friday, 5 June 2015


Looking at running the BSSS over the weekend of the 10th and 11th October 2015 ....will give updates as the time gets closer....

here are the tides for that weekend ....

the sheep have arrived...two packets...

really these.....

and an update for those who are new to the BSSS (Bynoe Sheep Station Stakes)...

Playing for sheep stations
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The phrase is a traditional Australian English term to denote something large and/or important. A sheep station is a large sheep farm in Australia or New Zealand.

The phrase 'playing for sheep stations' has both a literal and ironic usage. Literally, it is used to encourage participants to play in a friendly and not too competitive manner. Playing sport or cards or a game of some sort, but not for prizes, one might say 'take it easy, we're not playing for sheep stations'. It could be used starting a game of cards or pool for example, to check whether the game would be played for money, beer, or just pride, asking 'so, are we playing for sheep stations or what?'

In typical Australian fashion, it can also be used to mean the exact opposite, because a sheep station is such a ridiculously expensive item that nobody would bet it on a game, the phrase 'we're playing for sheep stations' can also be used to mean that the game is purely for sport, and there is no bet or prize involved.

First off.  The Bynoe Sheep Station Stakes is a great name thanks to Dion, and Andy has added another gem in calling it, the'non-comp comp' and with that in mind, the new definition of a non comp comp is  "Fishing Trip". So on that basis here are some of the important rules for the BSSS Fishing Trip, and all trippers....whoops, that might not be a politically correct word, so I'll use fishers, are welcome to put in any ideas of modifications or new rules.  There is, however, one stipulation from Cathie, the rules must all be 'nice'.

Rule One:                       Go fishing and have fun

Rule Two:                       If you're not having fun, revert to rule one.

Rule Three:                                                    AND!!!!!


The whole idea is to allow everyone a reasonable level playing field by having five (5) species drawn out of a group of around twenty(at this stage) that is made up as much as possible of five of the most usual fish from the three different areas, that is, flats, rock bars and blue water.
The five species drawn out would be the main target species for that particular day. Another five would be drawn that evening for the next day.  Species to be chosen from are, at this stage, golden trevally, all other trevally, queenfish, golden snapper (fingermark), mangrove jack, black bream, catfish, cod, mackerel (all), blue salmon, tarpon, threadfin salmon, ock ock or javelin fish, spanish flag, barramundi and tuna (and more). 

NOTE;  Any number of fishers may be on your boat, providing it is within the legal requirements of the boating regulations.  I know that some will fish the 'Dark Side'  but they may miss out on the glory, and it is really just for fun remember.
Here are the reports from previous years....just click onto them to go to the links

2013    2014

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