Tuesday, 26 May 2015

GUNDOG DEMO TEAM




The 2015 SSAA Shot Expo could only be described as a great success and WGAA’s dog demonstrations were an integral part of this success.
The WGAA team put on 4 demos over the two days before crowds numbering 300 – 400 hundred each time. Handlers and dogs all performed up to expectations and beyond. 

Click here and wait for the slideshow to load to see more photos of the day.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

North - South Retrieving Trial Challenge




 WGAA Vic is presenting an Interstate Retrieving Trial Challenge.

The club is   thrilled to announce that several members of the Queensland Branch of the SSAA United Field & Retrieving club will be travelling down south to compete in these trials.

The trials will be held over the weekend of the 4th & 5th of July and will be held in the Nagambie area.

The stakes will be Open, Advanced, Intermediate & Test.
The schedule and entry forms will be circulated soon so make sure you keep this weekend free.
Even if you are not entering remember that we will need plenty of helpers on the day.
This will be a ground breaking event for WGAA and will hopefully lead to triallers making the trip north in future.

Contacts:      Kevin Phelps 0407 091 221
                        Andrew Yeomans 0419 773 508
                        Barry Oliver 0403 380 092

This is a great opportunity to come together as a club for a fun, friendly and social weekend to compete with our dogs in the field doing what we and they love.
It is also a great opportunity to meet with some of our Queensland members.
~ WGAA DOGS – TRAINED TO SUCCEED ~

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

WGAA training day - May 17th 2015 - New training venue.

This month's WGAA training day is  Sunday 17th May.

The correct address of the new training venue is:
Emu Creek Bridge
Konagaderra Rd, Clarkfield.

Head North West on the C743 through Bulla. Turn North onto the Melbourne-Lancefield Rd. Turn right onto Konagaderra Rd and it's about 1km along that Rd. It will be well sign posted on the morning.

As usual, kick off is at 9am with a BBQ at midday.

Anyone with a gundog is welcome. Any queries please contact Steve Luck - 0408334427

Hope everyone enjoys the day!

Friday, 13 March 2015

Next training day - Sunday 15th March 2015

This month's WGAA training day is this Sunday 15th March.  The entry to the Melton training venue has changed.  Our usual entry  has been  fenced off  and access is now via Reserve Rd, Tullidge St and then Lakewood Blvd - see map below (Click to view in Google Maps).
 There is a small carpark on Lakewood Blvd or otherwise park in Lakeside Blvd itself.  To enter the training venue follow the rock park across the waterway. Dogs must be leashed until you reach the training site.

Training commences at 9am and concludes at approximately 12.00 with a BBQ.  Anyone with a gundog is welcome.



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Sunday, 1 March 2015

DUCK OPENING WATER PRACTICE DAY




30 handlers and their dogs participated in the 2015 Duck Opening Water Practice Day. This traditional WGAA event is always extremely successful and this year’s event kept that tradition going.
The 3 runs available were designed to match real-life duck hunting scenarios. Handlers were able to give their dogs multiple runs and Wayne, Kevin and Shane were on hand to help with any problems. It was certainly encouraging to see so many new comers. The wide variety of gundogs included GSP’s pointers, labradors, brittanys, English springer spaniels, a long haired weimaraner and a curly coated retriever.
Luckily cloud cover kept the temperature down slightly for most of the day, and when the sun did come out about 2 o’clock the dogs needed no encouragement to hit the water.
Catering was superb, especially the fresh mango and ice cream. Many thanks to the property owners and the caterers.


To see more photos from the day, click here and wait for the slideshow to load.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Next training day - Sunday 15th February.

This month's WGAA training day is this Sunday 15th February.  The entry to the Melton training venue has changed.  Our usual entry  has been  fenced off  and access is now via Reserve Rd, Tullidge St and then Lakewood Blvd - see map below (Click to view in Google Maps).
 There is a small carpark on Lakewood Blvd or otherwise park in Lakeside Blvd itself.  To enter the training venue follow the rock park across the waterway. Dogs must be leashed until you reach the training site.

Training commences at 9am and concludes at approximately 12.00 with a BBQ.  Anyone with a gundog is welcome.



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Sunday, 14 December 2014

SSAA Shot Expo Perth – 6&7 December 2014




The WGAA Vic Demonstration Team recently travelled over to Perth for the inaugural SSAA Shot Expo in the west. This was a first for us as the dogs had to be flown over but they all took it in their stride. Previously the dogs have performed successfully at the Melbourne and Sydney Shot Expos.
This time the team consisted of Kevin & Aussie, Shane & Angus, Angie & Farli, Steve & Meg and Barry & Kio.

SSAA WA, Exhibitions Group, SSAA National and SSAA Vic were all very generous with their help and financial support. Even the dogs had excellent accommodation in a very large dog trailer and travelled in style.

The pressure was on to put on a great show and deliver we did – the team members and their dogs were awesome, four shows in two days under the very hot West Australian sun. As well as large crowds we even had the WA Police Minister at one of our performances as well as Ron and Michelle Bryant from SSAA WA and National, Geoff Jones, National President and Kaye McIntyre, National Secretary.
The Perth Shot Expo was judged to be a huge success with heaps of exhibitors and overwhelming support from shooters in the west. The place was packed with close to 10,000 people passing through the door and was a testament to all those who had planned this event over many months.

Congratulations to everyone, even the muzzleloaders who really put the frighteners up the dogs and us as well.


Please click HERE to see a slideshow of the event.