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A man is never so weak as
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A week is a long time when it comes to fishing
LAKE Eucumbene has risen to nearly
30 per cent capacity and is providing
the best fly-fishing action anglers have
seen so far this season.
An abundance of mudeyes and an
increase in insect activity in general is
coaxing lots of fish in close.
Dry flies are working well in the
evenings as anglers are treated to some
Experimentation is the key to find-
ing the right fly, but some of the better
patterns include Klinkhammers, Red
Tags and Parachute Adams. Bead-
headed nymphs are also worth a try.
Bait-fishing from the bank remains
very good. Powerbait, scrub worms
and mudeyes are all doing the damage,
particularly around Buckenderra, Mid-
dlingbank and Seven Gates.
A week is a long time in fishing.
Just days after this column reported
on the sensational angling conditions
on the far south coast, muddy water
and cold currents turned the fishing on
In the space of 24 hours, inshore
water temperatures dropped from 21 to
15, sending fish like kings and bonito
off the bite.
The big salmon stuck around, with
fish to four kilograms reported from
the rocks at Broulee.
The cold water also spilled into the
estuaries, slowing down the fishing for
bream, flathead and whiting.
In a double blow, heavy rains sent
lots of fresh, discoloured water into
Lake Tuross, Wagonga Inlet and the
Clyde and Moruya rivers, resulting in
poor fishing for a few days.
But with conditions clearing and the
water warming up again, now is the
time to head back to the coast as all
species become active once more.
Smith keen to defend her title
Kristie Smith, who won the 2010 Royal Canberra Ladies Classic, is looking forward to defending her title at this
Picture: Marina Neil
THE second Royal Canberra Ladies
Classic has again drawn a quality field,
with a number of big names set to
compete this weekend.
Former world number one Laura
Davies, young Englishwoman Melissa
Reid, France's Gladys Nocera,
Canberra's Nikki Campbell and defen-
ding champion Kristie Smith are all
confirmed starters for the classic,
which is the second in a series of five
major tournaments over five weeks on
the ALPG schedule.
The win in last year's competition
was the launching pad for a highly
successful season for Smith, who went
on to a number of positive results in the
US and Europe following the Aust-
She played on the US-based Futures
Tour early in 2010 in three events for
three top 10 finishes, including her first
professional win on American soil at
the Daytona Beach Invitational.
Smith also played on the Ladies
European Tour in 15 events, with best
finishes second at the Slovak Open and
fourth at the Swiss Open. She finished
25th on the money list.
''I had a great first six months of last
year results wise, but I dropped off a
bit in the second half of the year,''
Smith told The Chronicle.
''I've been striking the ball as well
as ever, but struggling a bit with the
''The win in Canberra was the first
of my career, so I'm definitely looking
forward to defending the title.
''There is a pretty good field, quite
a few players from the European tour,
and I haven't played a lot of late, so
I'm trying to keep my expectations a
Smith said she was particularly fond
of the Royal Canberra course, not just
for the fact she won her first profes-
sional title there.
''It is one of the top courses not only
in Australia, but the world,'' she said.
''I've played a lot there over the
years, including Tasman Cup matches
against New Zealand, and my first
golfing trip away as a school girl was
to Canberra, so I have a lot of good
memories at the course.''
Following the Australian season,
Smith will again be heading to Europe
for their full season. The Canberra
Ladies Classic starts on Friday (Janu-
ary 28), with the final round on
Entry is $10 for adults and free for
Warming up is
the key to tee
I TEACH an array of players from
beginners to advanced players.
It is very interesting to watch a
beginner practice compared to a tour-
The beginners usually pull out a
three iron, or even a driver, and then
work their way down to a seven iron.
The average player pulls out a driver
and then works down to a wedge.
The professional warms up,
stretches to make sure their body is
ready to hit some shots. The profes-
sional starts with a wedge and just hits
a few pitch shots and then slowly
moves up to a seven iron, then a long
iron and then hits probably no more
than 20 shots with their woods, and
then slowly winds back down to a
My recommendation before you
play a round of golf is to warm up with
a few chips, a few putts, and then hit a
small bucket of balls finishing with
driver before you move out to your
You will notice better results in your
starting holes, and you will notice your
body is warmed up ready for that first
Charles Kares is a professional
golfer and coach based in Canberra.
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