Darn Danglers Female Fishing Club
  |  First Published: October 2011

The Darnum Danglers are an all female fishing club based in the Warragul area.

Our club started after our member Joanne Wouters, a regular fisherwoman, invited three friends to the Mitchell River for a fishing affair. This trip inspired more ladies to come away during a weekend in March 2010 and thus began the creation of the ‘Darnum Danglers’.

We have now grown to 17 members varying in ages and levels of fishing experience, but all sharing an enthusiasm for fishing. Our fees are $20 a year and $5 dollars a meeting, the proceeds of which go towards club t-shirts and future events.

The monthly meetings involve socialising, reminiscing about past trips, planning future ones and taking care of general business. We also issue a monthly newsletter to keep all members informed of events discussed and approved during meetings, trip information, as well as social news and photos from previous expeditions.

The club kicked off 2011 with a fishing charter at Hastings chasing King George whiting. The club captaincy was awarded to the first lady to land a ‘keeper’. This turned out to be Tracy Rabl who went on to catch 13 for the day! With a total catch of 70+ ‘keeper’ whiting and a by-catch of small snapper, we all had an incredibly fun and successful day.

In March we went away to Swan Reach for a weekend pursuing bream. We stayed at the local caravan park and fished just opposite the Johnsonville boat ramp. The fishing was slow with most of the fish caught being undersize, but the weather was lovely and we did manage two size fish at 30cm and 32cm.

Our last major trip was in June to a members’ houseboat on the Murray at Echuca, where went to chase Murray cod and yellowbelly. Unfortunately we only caught carp, 75 of them to be exact, but it was still plenty of fun.

Trophies will be awarded at the end of the year to the angler who catches the most fish and the heaviest fish.We have now created a Facebook page for interested people to “like” us and follow us on our adventures! Or if you have any further queries please contact Karen Fowler, Club President, on 0421 559 613.- Karen Fowler, Darnum Danglers President

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