Australian Fishing Clubs

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Australian National Fishing Clubs

Dundee Beach Trailer Boat Club

The Club house is situated at Lot 3407 Koonakara Rd, Dundee Beach, it is licensed and open from 6.00pm on Fridays during the wet season and Friday and Saturday during the dry season.

Once a month the club has a BBQ at the clubhouse or a theme night with music by the resident DJ. Cooking facilities are available, limited campsites (no power) and showers are there for club members.

Contacts: President – Ian Shannon on (08) 89782 052
Secretary – Joyce Pin on (08) 8927 1599
Postal Address: PO Box 35 Dundee Beach NT 0840
Tournaments: 1st & 2nd October 2004, 10th Dundee Beach Trailer Boat Comp. 9th & 10th April, Dundee Beach Easter Family Comp.

Alice Springs Anglers Club

Meetings: Last Sunday of month, 1pm, at RSL Club. Sec: Ron Mills. Ph: 89521774 (a/h). Post: PO Box 9057, Alice Springs, NT 0871. Activities: Trips to Gulf region.

Australian National Sportfishing Association

Tennant Creek Fishing Club

Meetings: Last Sunday of the month, 1.00pm.
Contacts: President – John Baker
Vice President – Neville Watson
Secretary/Treasurer – Dave Galvin – (08) 8962 1999 (bh) or
(08) 8962 3653 (ah)
Postal Address: PO Box 27 Tennant Creek NT 0871
Activities: Trips to Gulf region.

Defence Sportfishing Club Darwin

The Defence Sportfishing Club Darwin is a family orientated sportfishing organisation that caterers primarily for Defence members in the Darwin region. The Club welcomes all individuals that have a keen interest in sportfishing the pristine waters of the Northern Territory.

The Club was formed in 1987 after a small group of dedicated Defence Force fishing enthusiasts got together to promote and develop fishing within the Defence community. Membership numbers vary, depending on the Defence Force posting cycle, however the affiliated civilian and active Life Members maintain a stable membership. In 1998 the Club focused on the development of Junior Anglers and Family Participation. This shift in focus saw the Club affiliate with Australian National Sportfishing Association (ANSA). Club membership has always consisted of a mixture of personnel from Navy, Army and Air Force. It was for this reason, that in 1999 the Club named changed to reflect its tri-service membership.

The Club currently utilises facilities at the Long Tan Club, Larrakeyah Barracks as Clubrooms. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month commencing at 19.00 hours (7.00pm). These meetings incorporate tackle nights and presentations covering a wide variety of interesting topics designed to encourage and develop the angler's awareness, increase their knowledge and maximise their enjoyment. Monthly fishing competitions are conducted which culminate in a weighin and barbecue on the afternoon of the competition. The Club contests a number of annual trophies throughout the year along with annual events for juniors, novices and families.

The Club produces a monthly newsletter, "The Berley Rag", which is distributed throughout the Darwin Defence community and also produces regular articles for the Defence publication "The Top Ender". Articles also appear in the fishing publication "Fish and Boat" and the ANSA National magazine "Australian Sportfisher".

The Club actively promotes family participation in all activities and places great emphasis on the development of junior anglers. We actively promote the Australian National Sportfishing Association (ANSA) ethos of "Sport, Conservation and Integrity". Club Members are committed to the Australian National Sportfishing Association Sportfish Tagging Program - AUSTAG and contribute to the program through the Northern Territory TOPTAG program.

Club Points of Contact are:

Larrakeyah Barracks - Tiny Munroe, Ph: 8941 8871

Robertson Barracks - Lindsay Martin, Ph: 8931 2174

RAAF Base Darwin - Wayne Male, Ph: 8981 8151

NT Gamefishing Association (NTGFA)

Palmerston Game Fishing Club

The club has well over 100 members and has its very own licensed clubrooms open every Friday night from 7.00pm (except public holidays) with an ala Carte menu available.

Contacts: President – Russell Fry 0408 840 413
Vice President – Trevor Edwards 0412 484 976
Secretary – Melissa Pain 0417 869 209
Treasurer – Chris Archbold 0407 807 361
Club rooms – Ph: (08) 89322 633 Fx: (08) 89312 014
Address: Catalina Road Marlows Lagoon
Postal Address: PO Box 89 Palmerston NT 0831
Email: [email protected]

Nhulunbuy Regional Sport Fishing Club

Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month, 8.00pm at the Arnhem Club.
Contacts: President – Peter Cox 0417 879 031
Tournaments: Game Fish Bonanza, John Jones Memorial Billfish Challenge

The Get Hooked Fish School

It’s Fun to Fish Schools Recreational Fishing Program which has been delivered successfully over the last few years by Sport and Recreation Victoria is now officially a Fishcare program. Aimed at students in the upper levels of primary school, the major objectives of the program have been to develop in students an understanding and appreciation of fishing as a recreational pursuit, whilst promoting sustainable fishing practices and care and respect for the environment.

This established and very successful program has received outstanding support from
volunteers representing angling clubs and Fishcare groups to assist with its delivery to schools. To assist with the transition of the program across to Fishcare and to facilitate the independent delivery of the program through teams of volunteers, a series of Presenter Training Courses are being delivered at various locations throughout the state. Complete sets of fishing equipment and the student workbooks that accompany the program will then be made available to trained delivery groups.

To find out more about the Get Hooked…It’s Fun to Fish schools program, or about
becoming a volunteer and attending a training course one of the regional Facilitators listed on the Fishcare

3501 or one of the regional Facilitators listed on the Fishcare website (

Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club

The Yacht Club conducts Sailability and Sail Training programs.

GLYC will be issuing a membership card to all members next season. This is a result of the work that is being done on the Membership database. The new database will will provide an accurate list of members, membership and silver card status, boats, boat storage, race entries, assets and other information required to administer the Club.

New Rescue Boat

The Club has successfully tendered for a 6m Gemini Waverider console RIB which was previously used by Marine Parks in NSW at Coffs Harbour. The boat was built to survey, and is well equipped with twin 60HP Yamaha outboards with SS props, a bimini, full instrumentation and radios. It comes with a substantial dual wheel trailer, and has only 210 hours on the clock. The sprung seats and safety equipment are being replaced, and the boat is being equipped for rescue work.

The Heathcote Angling Club

A club that always has a very good turn out for our weekend trips and family day events.

That ever since the club recently became a more family oriented club; the female
members have consistently taken out the majority of the trophies-, the challenge is to be met with renewed male vigour and a lot more fishing to try and win
the next time.

Fishing is definitely the best sport as family members of all ages can participate together at the same time and place.

A good reason for more family events away from Heathcote and nearby Lake Eppalock, which is really our lake as the Heathcote Angling Club have stocked good numbers of native fish over many years, with local community support through raffles and fundraisers, was to respond to the past few years of the lake showing all time lows. This has proven to be very popular with the members and with their support we have a full calendar which has given us an opportunities to try other fishing spots and target other types of fish.

The Heathcote Angling Club have found fishing weekends are a lot more fun when the family is there to enjoy the day and the gathering in the evening takes on
a whole new meaning.

The club has a "Heathcote Heartland Festival" which is a community affair.
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