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Saturday 17th March 2012
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By  Fishing Phil

The weather bureau is warning tropical cyclone Plankton could bring heavy rain as it approaches the South Eastern hamlet of Manning Point in New South Wales.

The system is continuing to strengthen but the Bureau of Meteorology says heavy rain could cause flooding in low lying areas.

The bureau's Iva Bigbutt says it

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Tuesday 13th March 2012
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By  Ganghook Gibbo

By studying various facts and figures from previous MPFC events, leading statisticians have concluded that by the year 2050 the classic fishing and drinking showcase will be attacking:

  • More than 173 competitors
  • Approximately 5.3 vessels
  • Catch just about 17 recordable fish. Equivalent to 0.1125 fish
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Thursday 9th February 2012
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By Roughy Rod

With much chest beating the captain last year confidently annouced that next year will be the year that his much coverted boat will again see the water. Alass my captain yet another year has passed and the your beloved boat has more holes than a jamacan voodoo doll. Perhaps 2013 wil be the year!

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Arghhh, The weather has not been kind to the efforts of HMAS Pandora if the world was coming to an end and we needed a vessel it could be done...but It wont at this stage....It has progressed though

Posted by Captain Blue Ring, 13/02/2012 8:26:12 am

Tuesday 20th December 2011
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By Ronny Reuters OBE (MP)

Mangrove Mike has just landed his biggest ever flattie at beautiful Manning Point.
The 4.2 kilo, 84 cm beast was caught on 6lb braid, 8 lb leader and the king of plastics, the Squidgy Pro 70mm Evil Minnow Flick bait. An 8 minute battle where multiple attempts at netting failed, Captain Kevin, got the lizard in the net just in time. Mangrove

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How much did that cost you at the co-op??

Posted by Roughy Rod, 09/02/2012 3:41:07 pm

Thursday 1st December 2011
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By Mangrove Mike - 2010 Champion

I've just come across this great, updated, article  Sarah Wilson on tinned tuna http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/2010/04/which-tinned-tuna-should-i-buy/ . Interesting reading!

Also if you have any interest in sustainable seafood then you

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Hey Mangrove, Very interesting article by Sarah, wish I could catch tuna. Fishin'

Posted by Fishing Phil, 13/12/2011 7:10:05 pm

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Friday 16th September 2011
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By Ronny Reuters OBE (MP)

Legendary Manning Point Fishing Classic competitor and 2010 Champion, Mangrove Mike has been on Twitter now for quite a while. His technology stories and witty ditties have the Twitterassi in a lather but his latest follower shows his true international and polical clout.

Australian Prime Minister (currently) Julia Gillard has obviously

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So what is the past tense of twitter?? Did Julia twat you?? Even though you are forefront of technology, the English language is still a long way behind.

Posted by Fishing Phil, 13/12/2011 7:04:53 pm

Wednesday 30th March 2011
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By Ronny Reuters OBE (MP)

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear friend and long term Manning Point Fishing Classic Competitor, Stingray (Tony)  Smithy.

Unable to get to this year's classic due to his illness, after a short battle with mesothelioma, Stingray passed away on Saturday 26th of March.

Our thoughts are with Tony's

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this is really lovely, he always looked forward to spending this time with his fishing mates.

Posted by Sinead, 09/08/2011 6:05:57 pm

Sinead, Your Dad was a great mate. Thanks for your comment. We'll never forget him - his name will be enshrined in our Trophy forever.

Posted by Ronny Reuters OBE (MP), 01/09/2011 11:34:16 am

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Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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By  Barra Bourke

Welcome all to my virgin blog.  We all remember our first time.  Those intense feelings of performance anxiety.  The desperate fumbling in unfamiliar territory.  Wondering whether you are hitting the right buttons, or is it all

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Nice work Barra. I hope you didn't make too much mess on your jeans.

Posted by Mangrove, 24/03/2011 7:30:05 am

Dude, right on there brhteor.

Posted by Clarinda, 30/08/2011 4:13:32 pm

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Posted by ftopmfxswgf, 01/09/2011 2:45:21 am

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Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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By  BigJig Geoff

Speculation that Prince William and Kate Middleton are to honeymoon at ManningPoint is reaching fever pitch.

Emerging from security talks at a back entrance to Buckingham Palace, renowned anglophile Marcus Copperi is believed to have reached a deal where the security in place for the 2011 Manning point Classic will remain in place

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Classy BigJig. Very good.

Posted by Ronny Reuters OBE (MP), 23/03/2011 4:14:46 pm

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Wednesday 23rd March 2011
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By Flathead Fill

Flathead Fill’s preparations to mount his inaugural challenge to unseat the front runners in this year’s pelagic fishing classic took a turn for the worst last weekend. Whilst honing his skills on the marauding white pointers off the reef at Fingal Bay, Fills secret weapon was left high and dry as the engine room and nets were shattered

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Go Flathead!

Posted by Ronny Reuters OBE (MP), 23/03/2011 1:54:08 pm

Excuses starting a bit early eh?

Posted by Ganghook, 23/03/2011 3:02:23 pm

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