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New Year’s a real cracker BY ERIN PEARSON SURF Coast revellers received the highest number of liquor related fines in the state on New Year’s Eve as police battled firecracker use and drunken behaviour. Members from across the region were deployed to Torquay after midnight as antisocial behaviour spiked. Torquay Police Senior Sergeant Angelo Ferrara said officers issued 45 liquor related offences – the highest of any area Victoria-wide. Twelve drunks were also arrested and 63 licensed premises visited. “Liquor offences, which are things like under-age consumption of alcohol and open containers in the street, were big targets for us,” he said. “We got onto it early and identified the youths and groups we thought would give us grief. “We were well planned this year but Torquay did need a lot more attention than anywhere else around Geelong, Surf Coast and the Bellarine.” Sen Sgt Ferrara said the use of firecrackers also “stood out” as a real problem this year. Tarneit father of two Carlos Rodriguez, 34, died in hospital this week after a firework exploded in his face at a New Year’s Eve celebration. Sen Sgt Ferrara said the incident was a chilling reminder of how dangerous the illegal crackers could be. Three people were charged with firework offences in Torquay, he said. “We had one unfortunate incident where some unknown people set off a firecracker near one of our mounted patrol horses and the uniformed rider was thrown to the ground. “These kids may have thought it was a bit of fun but someone could have been seriously injured.” In Geelong police arrested 19 drunks and handed out 33 liquor related fines. Across Victoria police arrested 237 people for being drunk and caught 66 drink drivers over the night as part of various operations. Deputy Commissioner Kieran Walshe said the majority of people celebrated the start of the new year in a responsible way. “We will continue to target antisocial behaviour as well as drink driving over the holiday period so if you intend to cause trouble, we will be there to catch you,” Mr Walshe said. Last year almost 400 people were arrested for being drunk in Victoria on New Year’s Eve.

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Toxic shock as dogs bite toadies Josipovic said council workers would “take an extra pro-active approach” to protecting animals and children on the beach. “We will put up warning signs because it’s better to be safe than sorry,” he said. Newtown vet Jane Miller said even when dead, toadfish contained the deadly poison tetrodotoxin which caused convulsions and paralysis when

ingested by animals and children. “Death can be really rapid and a lot of animals don’t make it to the vet in time. They have a very nasty smell so dogs are attracted to them,” she said. South Geelong’s Elly McDonald told the Independent her parents’ two-year-old standard poodle would be confined to a lead for the rest of summer after having her stomach pumped last week.

“She needs a lot of exercising but there is nowhere else we can go where somebody doesn’t have a problem with us being there.” Ms McDonald said she suspected the dead toadfish were washing up on Queenscliff’s beach after fishermen threw them overboard. But Queenscliff Fishing Charters skipper Tim Biviano denied recreational fishermen were at fault. “We come in close to the

Queenscliff dog beach, but we’re trawling for salmon. At no stage is it ever possible for us to catch a pufferfish while we’re doing that,” he said. “Because Queenscliff is at the start of the bay, a lot of things wash up on the beaches. “A pufferfish washed up on the beach could have come from anywhere because they float.” Fisheries Victoria’s Travis

Dowling said the agency had no reports of fishermen dumping dead toadfish in Queenscliff’s waters but some fishermen had killed the fish instead of returning them. “It’s an offence under fisheries regulations to intentionally kill and discard toadfish in Victorian waters, rather than return them to the water with the least possibly of injury,” Mr Dowling said.

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LOCAL surf life saving club members are lining up to sign on for the Independent Superkidz Triathlon. The all-abilities event is part of the Geelong Multi Sport Festival on the city’s waterfront from February 10 to 12. Jan Juc SLSC family members Brian and Lisa Happ and their two girls, seven year old Jasmine and Kyalla, nine, are looking forward to the event. Lisa said the girls were involved in competition training and the surf education program at Jan Juc. “They’ve been busy over the Christmas break and started training back in November for the state championships in Lorne in March. “So they do a lot of swimming and running as part of their surf

training, and as a family we do a fair bit of bike riding, so it fits in perfectly. “Plus the kids love doing three activities in one event and get a lot of fun out of it.” Lisa said the all-abilities format was attractive to parents. “It’s not a competitive thing, so it doesn’t matter where your child comes, it’s just for the fun of it.” She said the girls were also members at Grovedale Little

Athletics and Geelong Swimming Club and were keen to get some of their friends to enter the triathlon as well. “We’ll recruit a few of their fellow runners and swimmers to get into it as well,” Lisa laughed. “There aren’t that many events around purely focussed on the kids, especially ones that are more about participation than competing and that’s the key, just getting them involved. “Brian and I both coach and its events like this that keeps kids together and interested. “It’s a little bit different and adds excitement, plus they learn about different events and get to do some different practice.” More information about the Multi Sport Festival, including the Superkidz triathlon, is available at geelongmultisport.com.au.

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BY ERIN PEARSON AND LAURA WAKELY GEELONG and Surf Coast police have received record high public satisfaction and safety reviews revealed in statistics provided to the Independent. The results, outlining community confidence in police and perceptions of safety on public transport for the September quarter, saw Geelong rank above neighbouring areas. Geelong’s general satisfaction result was 72.5 per cent, confidence in police 79.8 per cent and perception of safety on public transport during the day 88.2 per cent. The Surf Coast received a 78.5 per cent general satisfaction result, confidence in police 89.3 per cent and perceptions of safety in the neighbourhood 97.5 per cent.

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Geelong Superintendent Paul Pottage said police were pleased with the results after a challenging 2011 which saw a spike in burglaries and thefts from cars. “Leadership and political issues that affect police can affect perceptions of police locally but our results are steadily getting better which we are extremely happy about,” he said. “We’ve done a lot of work with public order issues recently and anyone who’s visited the Geelong CDB on weekends of late would have seen improvements in behaviour. “The public need to see the police out being proactive also and we plan on more operations to combat bad behaviour.” Supt Pottage said the Geelong and Surf Coast units had dedicated a lot of time to dealing with badly behaving schoolies to reduce “needless” offences.

He said the force was committed to ensuring the community felt safe and confident in the police’s ability to combat crime. Geelong Safety Committee chair John Frame said for a long time the committee’s monthly meetings focused only on safety issues in central Geelong, but a change in behaviour meant they were now tackling issues such as domestic violence. Mr Frame, a former assistant police commissioner, said he was pleased to see perceptions heading in the right direction. “There are still negative accounts happening but overall we’re seeing offending dropping away,” he said. “The Monday morning headlines of gutters full of blood have disappeared and that will also help people’s perceptions.”

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Teach more teachers DEAKIN University needs further help to train early childhood teachers, according to Nationals Member for Western Victoria David O’Brien. Mr O’Brien said the growing community of Geelong and the Surf Coast faced an “ever more pressing” need for teachers.

Write on YOUNG people around the region will hone their literary skills this month, with creative workshops planned for budding writers and artists aged between 12 and 25. Writing workshops will be happening from January 17 to 25 at libraries in Geelong, Ocean Grove, Waurn Ponds and Lara. Bookings can be made at www.geelonglibraries.vic.gov.au or a local library.

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Competitors will play off for thousands of dolthe game. World junior chess champion Bobby Cheng of lars in prize money. The competition culminates on Sunday at Geelong is on show as well as current and forNorth Geelong’s Sphinx Hotel. mer Australian champions, he said.

especially in childhood and adolescence. He oversees two local communitybased obesity prevention projects, the Romp and Chomp program targeted at the one to five age group and It’s Your Move program aimed at 12 to 18 year olds. “Geelong is one of the biggest areas which adds to the complexity, but has a long tradition of these kinds of programs. “This funding builds on Geelong’s track record of being a leader in this

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“There will be a range of programs to ensure healthy choices are easy for individuals, families and communities, and each of the communities will have a vital role in determining what best suits their local needs,” Mr Davis said. “There will be a focus on local programs specifically designed to improve children’s health and wellbeing. “Programs will also target adults who have tapered off their health and fitness, and encourage them to take the steps needed to restore their lifestyle and wellbeing.”

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Obesity program funding boost ‘tremendous’ BY JOHN VAN KLAVEREN GEELONG anti-obesity programs have received a “tremendous” funding boost according to a leading researcher. Deakin University’s Professor Boyd Swinburn said the joint federal and state government $100 million funding would make a significant impact in the region. “It represents a substantial amount and really boosts Geelong’s efforts,” he said. Prof Swinburn leads a research program in the area of obesity prevention,

FIRES at Stonehaven and Mt Duneed caused concern for fire services during the days of total fire ban this week. CFA Deputy Chief Officer Steve Warrington said the Stonehaven fire threatened properties but could have been much worse. A CFA tanker became stuck against a rock while fighting the blaze and suffered flame damage to half its body, but its five crew escaped harm, he said.

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SOME may call them nerds, even geeks, but international champions from across the globe prefer to be seen as highly intelligent. The Geelong Chess Club is hosting the Australian Chess Championships for the first time, with many of the 120 competitors travelling from as far as Bulgaria, China and Canada to vie for the title. “It’s like the Australian Tennis Open of chess,” club member Sam Sopovski said. “It’s an opportunity for Geelong to be put on the map a bit as far as chess goes because we’re trying to get chess re-established in popularity here. “It’s been going fantastically so far.” The competitors, ranging in age from 12 to 50, battle across 11 rounds to determine a final winner. Mr Sopovski said chess was a great way to stimulate the mind. “It’s like you’re in a boxing ring, nobody else can help you, it’s you against them,” he said. “A lot of us passionate chess people are getting on in years and want to leave something here for others to enjoy. “We’ve enjoyed it so much over the years and want to give something back. Having the competition here is a massive deal for Geelong.” Mr Sopovski said many matches took more than five hours to complete with no breaks permitted, adding to the tension and challenge of

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BY ERIN PEARSON THREE Geelong teens narrowly avoided a pre New Years Eve tragedy after a ute rolled onto their tent at Lorne’s Falls Festival last week, according to witnesses. Lauren Monahan and Sophie Mildren of Newtown and Eliza Greig of Wandana Heights, were asleep in their tent during the early hours of December 30 when the ute slid down a hill trapping two of the girls. Ms Greig said the three were lucky to survive. “I felt the impact hard on my back and then all I could hear was screaming. My leg was stuck under the car,” she said. “Lauren went into survival mode and ripped open the tent to help me out but we couldn’t get to Sophie. “It was the most terrifying thing.” Ms Grieg said the girls, all 19, were left battered and bruised but miraculously escaped serious injury. Lorne SES acting controller Adrian Sleep said it

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MOTORCYCLING Australia has claimed success after recent a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal ruling on McAdam Park. Motorcycling Australia boss David White said he was “delighted with the determination�. But the community group fighting expansion of the facility, Barrabool Rural Protection Group, also hailed the VCAT ruling as an “important victory�.

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PUBLIC NOTICES THE GEELONG HERITAGE CENTRE NEW YEAR CLOSURE The Geelong Heritage Centre, located at 51 Little Malop Street, will be closed over the New Year period. The Centre will re-open for public inquiries at 11.00am on Tuesday 10 January 2012.

Cosy: Founder Virginia Cooke with members Leonie Curtis and Martin Longstaff plan the Coasters second birthday celebration. Picture Tommy Ritchie 74044 night drinks, bowling, brunches, and more. Members could choose to host events of interest to them. Virginia said Coasters was free to join because it was a community group run by its members. “It’s a great opportunity for members to get some experience hosting small events and they get a lot of support,” Virginia said. A particularly popular all ages event – apart from the regular TGIFs – was

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CONTRARY to what Dave Campbell (Independent, December 16) asserts, there is no clear evidence to show global warming is happening. In a stunning turn of events data released by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies now shows the four warmest years ever recorded occurred in the 1930s, not in the last decade, with the warmest year on record being 1934 (not 1998). The claim that we have just lived through the warmest decade in recent history was the justification for the Gillard government bringing in its carbon tax. Yet only four of the top 10 warmest years occurred in the past 10 years (1998, 1999, 2006). The years 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004 were cooler than the year 1900. If a Martian came down to Earth and was observing the climate debate he would rightly conclude western governments are completely nuts. Instead of challenging the three most influential bodies driving the global warming theory to prove their case, they have allowed them to get away with fudging the figures and conned governments into spending tens of billions on addressing a perceived threat like human induced global warming. Going down the green road of expensive renewable energy will not ensure a better future for our children. On the contrary it will bequeath to them a much higher cost of living, diminishing job opportunities and a total mistrust of science as the case for global warming will be shown to be a total sham. Alan Barron Grovedale

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Cap the cabs MR VALENTINE might be convinced we have the best taxi service in the world. I suggest he needs to broaden his horizons a little and sample what London or New York have to offer. Geelong is a joke by comparison. The 10 per cent so-called service charge by Cabcharge to process EFT payments is a racket pure and simple. Why should I have to pay extra to use my own money? The cab companies are not offering EFT as a convenience to me. They are doing it because without it, they would lose business as people walk that extra distance rather than take a taxi. I hope the RBA get on to this very soon and outlaw the practice. While they are at it they can reduce the service charge on credit transactions. Ten percent is simply extortion. Kevin V Russell Geelong

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THIS year I was one of the fortunate ones able to choose to spend my first Christmas Day, along with my daughter and dozens of other volunteers, helping out at the Geelong Community Christmas Day Dinner held at the Christ Church Hall. The St Vincent de Paul Society has run the Geelong Community Christmas Day Dinner for over 10 years, helping the disadvantaged share in some festive celebration. About 140 people flooded through the doors on Christmas day. This day would not be possible without the direction, drive, dedication and tenacity of one very special man, Peter Chiang and his loyal team of volunteers. As coordinator of the event, Peter worked tirelessly and unselfishly to bring happiness to others less fortunate than he. It is people such as Peter Chiang and the wonderful volunteers I met on the day that make Geelong such a special place. Cr Eddy Kontelj Cowie Ward

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BY EWAN KENNEDY ustralia is an extremely important market for the Toyota Prado, ours being the second largest in the world in sales volume for the tough ladder-frame 4WD. So it came as no surprise to learn that the Prado’s chief engineer, Makoto Arimoto, came to Australia for two extended visits with test vehicles in the early stages of development of the allnew fourth-generation Prado. After covering in excess of 100,000 kilometres Arimoto-san and his team (comprising both Japanese and Australian engineers) made numerous changes to suit our local market. To the extent that he told us during the press launch that Australian imports of the Prado are virtually a unique design to suit our country’s harsh driving conditions. And, of course, set up to suit Aussie drivers’ preferences. It’s because of that sort of commitment that the Japanese marque is number-one in this country in overall vehicle sales by a large margin. It also explains why almost 150,000 Prados have been sold to Australians in the past thirteen years. (By the way, before anyone tells us this is the third-generation Prado, not the fourth, we should point out that the firstgeneration didn’t make it downunder.) The 2010 Toyota Prado is being imported not only with the usual fivedoor station wagon body, but also in three-door sporty format. That’s an interesting move considering that arch-rival Mitsubishi has just discontinued imports of its three-door Pajero. We road tested both the three- and five-door Prado models extensively during the press launch from Sydney to Orange in western NSW – and most admit that we fell in love with the threedoor. We found the three-door Prado to be nimbler, lighter and more enjoyable to drive than its larger brother, and really like its styling – it’s always easier to make a three-door look better than a five. But we must admit that the extra seats and added practicality of the big wagon do make it a horses-for-courses decision. Prado in five-door wagon format is larger and heavier than ever before. The new cabin has excellent room that can be shared amongst the occupants because the centre row seats can slide back and forward. The back seats now fold flat when they are not required to increase the alreadygood load area. This is a big improvement on the previous model which had its rearmost seats

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NISSAN, Patrol, 2002, ST+, turbo diesel, manual, low kms, lots of extras, service history, November reg., EC, RWC, RXZ-755. $23,500ono. 0418 522 078. Geelong. NISSAN, Pathfinder, 2000, 4x4, auto, LPG, MK1936. $10,000ono. 0427 512 588. Clifton Springs.

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BOAT, 12’, fibreglass, trailer, motor, needs painting, needs minor work. $470ono. 0407 546 278, 5277-0847. Norlane. BOAT, 5.3 metre half cabin, 70HP, new trailer, life jackets, marine radio. $6,500. 5274-3154. Corio. WEBSTER, 4.3, 2010, tiller steer, 40HP Yamaha, with electric troll motor, as new. $21,000. 5243-6424, 0438 677 605. Grovedale.

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LOUNGE SUITE, Jacobean, EC, 3 seater and 2 chairs. $750. Dining chairs available, extra. 0418 503 436. Queenscliff. LOUNGE, floral, wing back, two chairs, two seater settee. $140. 52212501. Newtown. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, electric patient hoist, manual wheelchair, adjustable bed rail, folding loading ramps suitable for wheelchair, $1,400 the lot. 0401 050 287. Grovedale. MOBILE (IPHONE), 32GB, dual simcard, new in box, great Christmas gift, unlocked, no contract. $195. 0478 021 499. Highton.

PHOTO COPIER, Ricoh, Aficio, 340, A4-A3, reduce, enlarge, GC. $380. 0419 034 227. Waurn Ponds.

WINDOW, dowell, aluminium, sliding upper panel, beige, 2000mm H x 1820mm W. $150. 0425 731 134. Corio.

PINBALL MACHINE, Lost World, 1970s, recently serviced, VGC. $2,250ono. 0427 119 617. Manifold Heights.

WINDOWS, 3, new, pearl white aluminium, with fly screens, 2700x1200, 550x900 opaque, 900x900 opaque. $600 ono. 0404 044 354. Jan Juc.

POOL TABLE, 8’ x 4’, slate, EC, accessories included. $1,300. 0404 035 289. Geelong. RETRO FURNITURE, laminated table and 4 swivel chairs, divan, 6 dining chairs. $290 the lot. 0466 281 495. Drysdale.

ROCKING CHAIR, antique, circa 1910, tapestry seat, back and arms, EC. $375. 52483421. St Albans Park. SCOOTER, mobility, electric, 4 wheel, 40km range, brand new. $2,300. 0402 757 987. Lara. SECURITY DOOR, new. $120ono. 5278-9167. Bell Park. SETTEE, 3 seater bed, bed used once, Aztec tribal pink blue, $200. 52531671. Clifton Springs.

MOPED, electric, never used. Cost $1,400. Sell $1,200. 5274-1465. Corio.

MOTOR SCOOTER, electric, no reg., no licence required, good condition. $800. View at: w w w. m o d a r t . c o m . a u / forsale/ phone: 0433 297 730. Geelong. MOTOR SCOOTER, electric, as new, red and black, no reg, no licence required. $1,800. 0438 181 131. Hamlyn Heights.

GARDENING SERVICES, pensioner discount. 52788389 or 0421 101 323. POOL, Clark Rubber, Sunsoka, 7.4m x 3.8m, as new, still in box, never constructed, all extras, solar heating, barracuda, etc. Paid $10,500, sell for $6,500. 5229-2882. Grovedale.

BABY GOODS ASSORTED, cot, mattress, jogger pram, bassinet, bed rail, EC. $400. 0409 941 648. Belmont.

SIDEBOARD, modern, dark timber, 4 yo, 1.5 M, EC, $800. 5243-4781. Highton.

ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES

SPINDLE SHAPING machine, 3 phase, with large range of cutters, retired cabinet maker. $5,000. 0422 058 120. Torquay.

BEDHEAD, and foot, with irons, double, antique, edwardian, inlaid bow and ribbons in main panels. $350. 5253-2410. Clifton Springs.

STAIR LIFT, Acorn, suit 3 steps, or can be adapted, EC, installation available. $900 ono. 5244-2097. Torquay.

BUFFET dresser, antique, circular mirror, 6’ long, perfect condition. $500. 5261-2809. Torquay.

SURF BOARD, McGrigor, hand crafted by Jack Knight, 1975. $1,000ono. 0417 397 081. Melton.

LOUNGE SUITE, 3 piece, Jacobean, carved, 1940’s. $1,000 ono. 5253-2786. Clifton Springs area.

SURFBOARD, NSP, Surf Betty, 6’10’’, pink, VGC, carry bag. $420. 0433 364 680. Leopold.

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TABLE, round cedar, Victorian, centre column. 120cm - 4ft, seats 6-8, VGC. $600. 5243-7517. Highton. TENT, camping, King Supreme, size 457cm x 365cm x 210cm, plus sunroom, 2 rooms with dividers and floors, canvas, waterproof and solid, sleeps up to 8 people, $500. 0409 167 846. Belmont. TILES, 29, graphite 40cm x 40cm floor tiles, 110 white 20cm x 25cm wall tiles. $295 ono. 0408 599 673. Grovedale. TV, LG, 70cm, with stand , black, VGC. $100. 52434571. Grovedale. TV, Sanyo, flat screen, with set top box and remotes, EC. $35. 52439503. Highton.

MOUNTAIN BIKE, ladies, 24 gears, Sedona, hardly used, paid $720, sell $290. 5248-7029, 0425 703 798. St Albans Park.

TV, Voxson, HD, 22’’, DVD, and tuner, new in box, $290. 5224-2735 or 0416 709 983. Geelong West.

NINTENDO GAMES, 120, for DS, DSLite and DSi. $49.99. 0430 941 373. Belmont.

WATER LILLIES, big and small, plants in flower. Suitable for ponds and dams. $10. 5250-2667. Curlewis.

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CUBBY HOUSE, VGC, timber with colorbond roof and skylight window. 5’9”W, 6’11”L. $350 plus free 15’ trampoline. 52812138. Bannockburn.

SIDEBOARD CABINET, 1 year old, 201cms x 58cms x 63cms, teak, EC, $249 ono. 5298-1405. Hamlyn Heights.

TABLE LAMP, (art deco), blue, frilled, glass shade, unusual design. $175. 5251-1818. Clifton Springs.

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LOST & FOUND FOUND, Womens bracelet found at bus stop at Newcomb Centro. Phone 4208-0437. LOST, older German Short-hair Pointer, lost 31.12.2011. 5241-2689. Belmont.

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TABLE, Malaysian hardwood, teak, 180Lx90W, 6 months old, EC, $350. 0414 969 543. Clifton Springs. MOBILITY SCOOTER, hardly used, battery operated, EC. $2,500. Gary 0418 504 231. Leopold.

WIG, ladies, short style, coffee shade with highlights, excellent quality, natural, products provided. $150ono. 5298-1123. Newtown.

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SCOOTER, Monarch, as new, hardly used, owner deceased. New $3,300, sell $2,300ono. 52758193. Corio.

MUSIC/ INSTRUMENTS PIANO, GC. $490. 0422 408 410. Geelong West.

PET SERVICES/ ACCESSORIES FISH TANK, with stand/light, 4ft, extra thick glass. $280ono. 0400 419 015. Belmont. FISH TANK, high quality, EC, 61cmH x 121cmW, includes blue and white lights, pump, filters. $900. 0425 822 613. Lara.

FOR SALE SADDLE, black, Bruce Smith, dressage, 16”. EC, $1,500. 0411 262 816. Clifton Springs.

BRIDAL AND DEB WEAR NEW WEDDING DRESS, size 14-18, lace up back, train, white, beads, embroidery, $400 ono. 0488 110 064. Geelong. WEDDING DRESS, white, size 12 - 16, thin straps (optional), crystal beaded bodice, princess skirt, lace up back, train, EC, dry cleaned, $1,000. 0407 048 276. Lara. WEDDING DRESS, white, 10, beading, lace-up back, train, stunning!, 3 x bridesmaid dresses, 1012, silver, chiffon, overlay, long, flowergirl dress, 10, white, all never worn! sell the lot $1,200. 0412 235 861. Herne Hill. WEDDING DRESS, Wendy Makin designer, size 14-16, white silk, small train, lace beaded bodice top. $1,500ono. 0400 309 043. Geelong. WEDDING DRESS, stunning, long sleeves, satin/ pattern, size 10-12, EC, dry cleaned, $500. 0434 355 044. Lara.

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WEDDING DRESS, and veil, white, size 14, beading and halter neck, never worn, $600, 0408 360 573. Bell Park. WEDDING DRESS, 1416, ivory beaded and matching beaded veil, EC. Been drycleaned. $600. 0409 968 002.

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OUTDOOR DINING TABLE, hand crafted, professionally built, recycled black butt top with lots of feature, steel frame and legs, 186 x 87cm, $1,850 ono. 5241-9373. Grovedale.

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Snapped up: Danny Clapinski and Rick Maes with a nice pair of snapper from the outer harbour. ing has been the best method. Greg Carmichael found pinkie snapper at Black Rock, with most just under a kilogram and came right on the bite an hour before dark, landing two big whiting as a bonus. A lure casting session by Harry Moore at the left hand end of Fairhaven beach saw a nice bag of salmon; most were around 900 grams but he did finish with three fish all over 1.5kg. Bream are still to be caught within the Barwon River estuary but bait choice is critical with bass yabby, sandworm or shrimp your only real options. Two hours either side of high tide has seen all the best captures. Fishing the rocks between Lorne pier and the main beach, Xavier Mathews landed nine whiting on squid strips just prior to sunset, all over 35cms. The Barwon River in Geelong is still discoloured but fish are quite easy to snare. Corn or bread fished unweighted on a number four hook with plenty of berley

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does the trick. Redfin are also being lured on bibbed offerings like atomic shads, oar gee rippers or x raps. Wurdee Boluc Reservoir has produced some redfin captures of late on vibe style lures, with some fish weighing better than 2kg. Trout are also available. This weekend you can have some fun fishing soft plastics on the Hermsley spoil grounds, using the run off from high tide. If you are looking to catch a whiting or two then try three metres of water directly out from Duck Island on the ebbing tide. Freshwater action will see the Barwon River the place to be, chasing redfin on lures between Queens Park Bridge and Buckley Falls. Heading toward Landy Field might also be worth a go, but if the conditions are bright and sunny hold off until late evening. Send reports and photos to info@raylongtackle.com.au or visit Brian at Ray Long’s Fishing World, 105 Shannon Ave Manifold Heights.

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