Catch of The Week: What a whopper! This monster 92 cm cod was caught by Peter Watson at Wyangala Dam last Monday 13th June. Peter later released the fish back to his watery home. Other fish present in Wyangala Dam include Golden and Silver Perch, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Macquarie Perch, Carp and Catfish. A hot tip when fishing for Golden and Silver Perch is to use bait and lures whereas if you’re going for a Murray Cod, head fishing in the spring or summer months. Catfish are usually taken from the bank with bait while trout are more common near the river arms around spawning season. Carp are probably the most abundant in the water and can be caught with yabbies, worms, cheese or corn.
Tractor Trek Hats: Don’t miss out on a brand new, bright blue, Tractor Trek hat! Now on sale at the Phoenix office, we have both bucket hats and caps for $10 each. All money raised goes to the wonderful charity, Camp Quality, whose purpose is to create a better life for every child living with cancer in Australia. Pop into the office and grab yours now and you’ll be the most stylish hat wearer in town.
Garden Club: Members of the Canowindra Garden Club were treated to a wonderful afternoon in the warm sunshine last Wednesday at the home of Jenny Middleton. Jenny gave a talk in which she explained the transformation of the garden from purchase three years ago to the tranquil space that it is today. Members then told stories of the special and memorable gardens they have visited throughout Australia and around the world. If you would like to become a member of the Garden Club or would like to find out more you can find them on Facebook at their page, Canowindra Garden Club.
Cargo Road Woes: If you’ve driven to Orange recently we’re surprised you ever made it back as some of the potholes are surely big enough to swallow a car whole. However, soon this dodgy road could be transformed after Andrew Gee secured $2 million through state funding for upgrades. The upgrades, which were announced last year after the budget, will include overtaking lanes.
Shop and Win in Parkes! An exciting new promotion launching in Parkes this June could be your ticket to an amazing holiday. Customers will be given the chance to win a Royal Caribbean Cruise, by shopping in Parkes at any participating store until Saturday 16th July. The campaign’s prize, donated by We Know Travel in Parkes, is a fabulous 8 night cruise for two sailing the beautiful Coral Sea to New Caledonia, Mystery Island and Lifou in February 2017.