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PFIGA - Professional Fishing Instructors & Guides Association
Contact: Steve Williamson (President) 0408 024 436
Fishing salt water or fresh water, fly casting, lure casting or fishing with natural bait, whatever style of fishing you like, a professional fishing guide will save you time and money in reaching your goals. We have accredited members to cater for all ages and abilities every day of the year. The web site will help you find an approved, accredited fishing guide or instructor that is of only the highest standard. PFIGA accredited members must adhere to current Codes of Practice and be able to demonstrate business best-practice, eco-friendly/sustainable fishing practices, adherence to OHS Acts/Standards/Regulations, customer service and expertise/ability amongst other essential and desirable qualities. If you are running a business as a fishing guide or about to start one, discover the benefits of gaining the only recognised accreditation for your industry in Australia.
FLY FISH AUSTRALIA
Contact: Stephen Chatterton (President)
Your gateway to the fly fishing competition community: State level competition ~ National level competition ~ World championships ~ Commonwealth championships ~ Oceania championships.
Represent your state or even your country!
ACT FLYFISHERS INC.
Contact: The Secretary, PO Box 3778, Manuka, ACT 2603.
The ACT Fly Fishers are a friendly group of fly fishing enthusiasts who hold social meetings with a guest speaker on the first Thursday of the month at the Deakin Sports and Social Club, Grose St Deakin ACT. They also have an active program of fresh and salt water fly fishing trips. Club Objectives are to encourage the art of angling with an artificial fly, protect trout and other waters, maintain an interest in the stocking and care of trout waters, foster and encourage the spirit of sportmanship in fly fishing and promote social intercourse among fly fishers.
BALLARAT FLY FISHERS CLUB Inc
Contact: The Secretary, PO Box 1138, Ballarat Mail Centre, Victoria 3350.
The Ballarat Fly Fishers Club is one of the oldest fly fishing clubs in Australia. The Club was formed by the late Victor Wastell at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute on August 27th 1919 - the Wastell Shield is now one of the most sought after fishing trophies on our club's calendar. The BFFC has been lucky enough to host the 1999 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships as well as Victorian Fly Fishing Championships on Ballarat’s own Lake Wendouree, said to be our jewel in the crown with its much talked about Mayfly hatches. The BFFC hold monthly meetings on every second Thursday of the month starting at 8 pm at our clubrooms overlooking Ballarat’s Lake Wendouree. Monthly meetings include various guest speakers, reports on recent trips and always a social night to be had by all. The BFFC also has a monthly journal sent out to all members and is available for perusal on the club’s website. The BFFC welcomes all fly fishers old and new to the club. Club activities include Fly Tying Tuition, Beginners Nights, Entomology Nights, Casting Tuition and Fishing Trips. The Club has available to members an extensive library of fishing books from Australia and abroad. The BFFC holds regular fishing trips all over Australia and New Zealand that include both freshwater and saltwater fly fishing, destinations include Eucumbene, Tasmania, Weipa just to name a few. The BFFC is also involved in Tournament Fly Casting with members casting in Australian and Victorian Fly Casting Championships.
BENDIGO & DISTRICT FLY FISHERS INC.
Contact: Secretary. Bendigo & District Fly Fishers Inc, PO BOX 2282, Bendigo Mail Centre, Vic 3554.
Bendigo and District Fly Fishers Incorporated originated from the Axedale Fly Fisherman's Club formed in 1980 and aims to promote fly fishing as a fishing experience which is more than just the reward of catching fish. Throughout the year the association conducts courses and activities designed to develop the fly fishing skills and knowledge necessary for community members to undertake fly fishing as a preferred recreational activity, create awareness that fly fishing is a recreational activity which is accessible to all, demonstrate to community members that fly fisher folk are aware of ethical concerns relating to fishing as a game sport and can make a difference towards improving the environment and developing fly fishing as a sustainable recreational activity in the Loddon / Campaspe river basins. Monthly meetings are held on the last Thursday, 7.30pm at the Brennan Park Pool, Edwards Road, Bendigo. Fly casting is held on each Saturday, 1.30pm May through August at the Brennan Park Pool, Bendigo. Fly tying is held on the secound and third Thursday of each month, 7.30pm. Affiliations include the Midlands & North Central Angling Association, Council of Victorian FLY CLUBS and members participate in Fly Fish Australia events.
COUNCIL OF VICTORIAN FLY-FISHING CLUBS
Contact: Secretary David Woolcock, 13 Kerferd Court, West Wodonga. VIC 3690
The CVFFC is well into its third decade. The CVFFC was originally formed by a number of keen and forward thinking fly-fishers such as the late Jack Ritchie, Howard Scrivenor, Wal Coventry, to name a few. The original intent for the council was for it to be the umbrella organisation of all Victorian fly-fishing clubs. The CVFFC's charter is to represent and promote the interests and aims of fly-fishers at a governmental level without fear or favour. Both city & country organisations took an active interest in council activities. The CVFFC is an effective, efficient and united group that has a transparent agenda that has received majority support. The council has a significant input into the debate on recreational fishing. Its views and opinions are sought by policy makers here in Victoria and also throughout Australia. The Council was very much involved in the formation of the Victorian Recreational Fishing Peak Body. The current CVFFC chairman, Pat Sheridan and former Secretary, Rod Booker are delegates to VRFish. The only way that individual fly fishing club's views can be passed on to VR Fish is via the Council of Victorian Fly Fishing Clubs. So if you have an opinion or a particular issue that you want to champion pass it on to the CVFFC. We have an effective voice and our opinions are sought and listened to.
CALDER FLY FISHING ASSOCIATION
The newly formed Calder Fly Fishing Club is open to anyone and everyone interested in the art of freshwater fly-fishing, from wily veterans to absolute beginners. The aim of the club is to help educate and promote the sport and hopefully attract a new generation of fly-fishers. Meetings will cover tips and techniques, casting, fly tying, stream-craft and more. There’ll also be regular events, such as fishing trips, casting clinics and even the occasional saltwater foray. As a sport, fly-fishing can come across as serious, confusing and downright intimidating, but not at the Calder Fly Fishing Club.
GOULBURN MURRAY FLY FISHERS
Contact: James Seymour. PO Box 260 Shepparton VIC 3630.
Located in central Victoria the GMFF aim to promote the sport of fly fishing in all its aspects and unite people interested in fly fishing. We are a recently formed club meeting every first Wednesday of the month. Our regular fishing trips are held on the second Saturday of the month. The club is holding regular fly tying classes and we have a schedule of guest speakers or activities of interest for our meeting nights.
MORNINGTON PENINSULA FLY FISHERS INC.
Contact: Robert Bury, 4-6 Carder Avenue, Frankston VIC 3199
Meetings - 4th Thursday of the month, 7:30pm.
Incorporated on 9th June 1998. At the time the sport was undergoing a wave of popularity and the club’s numbers quickly grew, at one stage having well over 100 financial members. The club quickly developed its finances and as a result, is now extremely well placed in terms of its financial backing. As anticipated, membership fell off after the initial influx and we now have a solid core of financial members with a substantial emphasis on family membership. Statistically, the club counts family membership as one person only so the actual number of people participating in the club and enjoying the benefits of the club is far greater than the actual number of members recorded. For a fishing club we are fortunate to have a number of active female members and our junior membership is also reasonable.
NORTHERN SUBURBS FLY FISHING CLUB Inc. (N.S.F.F.C.) MELBOURNE
Contacts: Bill Ogilvie (President), Jeremy Skuse (Secretary)
N.S.F.F.C. is a Melbourne based fly fishing club with a very active membership of over 90. We pursue all aspects of fly-fishing in fresh & salt water using modern techniques and technologies while holding many of the older values of the sport. The club was established in 1971 and is situated at Yarrambat Park Lake, Yan Yean Road, Yarrambat. (Melways Map 184 F5). The Club meets every Thursday in the month, the 1st is our general meeting, 2nd and 4th being fly tying nights the 3rd Thursday is our committee meeting. All meetings begin at 7.45pm. At the General meetings we usually have a guest speaker. Members can participate in the two fly tying evenings, the club has all the necessary equipment and materials for newcomers to use. Other activities held throughout the year include regular fishing trips (both intra and inter Club trips), fly casting coaching and competitions, introduction to fly fishing courses, and "Come & Try Fishing" days. Please email our contact above, visit our website or just turn up on one of our meeting nights, you will be most welcome.
RED TAG FLY FISHERS CLUB INC. - Fairfield
Contact: Secretary, PO Box 5095, Alphington, VIC 3078
The Red Tag Fly Fishers Club was formed in 1932. It has a long and proud history and today its members actively engage in the pursuits of fly fishing, fly casting and fly tying in a friendly and welcoming environment. We invite experienced and new fly fishers to come down to our club and meet the members.
SALE FLY FISHING CLUB INC.
Contact: Neil Morrison, Secretary
The Sale Fly Fishing Club, located in Eastern Victoria (Central Gippsland), was formed in November 1988. We currently have around 40 participating members, ranging from school age to retirement. We welcome new members both male and female from all ages. The Sale Fly Fishing Club meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Sale Community Sporting Club located at Palmerston Street, Sale. Meetings start at 7:30pm. The SFFC actively promotes fly fishing for both fresh and salt water species, and we have several club trips throughout each year which are usually well attended. We also hold a fly tying night each month, which is particularly good for new members who wish to learn how to tie their own flies.
SOUTHERN FLY FISHERS - Highett
Contact: Ross Bailey (President), Highett, VIC.
The aim of the Southern Fly Fishers is to support members in their enjoyment of the sport of fly fishing, the environment and the camaraderie. Members meetings are every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month at the "Southern Fly Fishing Clubrooms and Casting Pool", located in Turners Road Reserve, Highett (Melways 77 J 9). We have an active program of fresh and saltwater fly fishing trips.
SUNSHINE FLY CASTING CLUB INC. - Melbourne
Contact: Ted Bown (President), Melbourne, VIC.
The SFCC mostly draws members from Melbourne's western suburbs.Members mostly fish in the north western lakes around Kyneton and Ballarat. The aims of the club are: to foster the art of fly fishing; to promote fly casting and fly tying; to arrange and conduct fly casting lessons and competitions; to arrange monthly fishing trips. Each year a fly-tying competition is held which attracts a great deal of interest. Sunshine conducts regular fishing trips and competitions. Please visit our web site for meeting times and further information, or phone 0418 388 779.
VICTORIAN FLY-FISHERS ASSOCIATION
Contact: Hamish Hughes
The VFFA traces its roots back to June 1906 when the first meeting of The Fly Fishers Society of Victoria was held. Understandably at the commencement of the Great War the society ceased to function. In 1912 the Victorian trout Fishers Association was formed primarily by anglers from the 1906 body. The association was active in formulating regulations governing fishing throughout Victoria, including size and bag limits and license fees. Then in 1925 all records of the association ceased. In 1932, a meeting was held at the Oxford Hotel, Swanston Street, Melbourne at which the VFFA as it is today was formed. It is significant that the first Secretary of the VFFA, Mr H.L.Ford, was on the committee of the society in 1906. VFFA members are fly-fishermen from all walks of life who enjoy sharing their knowledge of fly tying, casting, stream craft, antiquarian angling and other matters relating to the art. Occasional fishing trips, some interstate and to New Zealand, are arranged. Junior and inexperienced members gain valuable instruction in the field. The VFFA general meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at the Celtic Club, 316 Queen St, Melbourne at 8.00pm preceded by dinner from 6.00pm, if desired. At most meetings a quest speaker addresses members on an interesting topic related to fly fishing. The VFFA provides a fertile forum for members to form friendships, particularly over the dinners prior the monthly meetings, and to arrange trips among themselves. During the closed winter season casting practice and tuition is held at the Red Tag Pool in Yarra Park, Fairfield. Members have access to the VFFA library and an informative VFFA Newsletter is published each month to keep members up to date on the latest news.
VR FISH - Victorian Recreational Fishing
Phone: 03 9686 7077
VRFish is the recognised peak body representing the interests of over 500,000 recreational fishers in Victoria. Established in 1995 and is funded by Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence Revenue. VRFish strives to consult broadly with the recreational fishing community to represent the views of recreational fishers in an accurate and timely manner to Government and their agencies, as well as communicate effectively with the recreational fisheries of Victoria. Our vision is to ensure full access to a diverse and healthy Victorian recreational fishery. Our Mission is to represent and advocate the interests of the Victorian recreational fishing community.
WANGARATTA FLY FISHING CLUB Inc.Contact: Ray Beavis (Secretary) VIC.
The WFFC is one of the oldest FLY CLUBS in Victoria, formed in 1947 after a series of meetings convened by keen local fly fishermen Vic Culph and Bill Law. The aim of the club when formed and up until today is to provide local fly fishers with an effective voice in the development and management of the trout fishery in North East Victorian waters and the opportunity to meet and socialize with other fly fishers. We also conduct an introductory fly-fishing and tying course each year and numerous club trips. The club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at The Log Cabin, 28 Chisholm Street, Wangaratta. Any fly fishers visiting the area are most welcome to attend. For further information about the club or the district please visit our website or contact us at the above E-mail address
YARRA VALLEY FLY FISHERS Inc.
Contact: Doug Braham (President), VIC.
Telephone: (Club Rooms) 03 9739 5728
Club trips, fly-tying & casting lessons, general meetings, social, and other activities. The YVFF clubrooms are open to anybody wishing to come down to Lilydale Lake and try their hand at casting a fly rod (equipment can be supplied) even a coffee or soft drink. Our club has an extensive library, complemented with videos and other historical pieces at our Lilydale Lake clubroom complex. This offer is obligation free, and held every Sunday 10am to 12noon, unless there is a club trip. Ring the clubrooms on (03) 9739 5728 or just check our events calendar and come down for a friendly chat. All Welcome.
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CENTRAL COAST FLY RODDERS
The Central Coast Fly Rodders' (CCFR), was formed out of a discussion on the Internet between a couple of Fly Fishos who felt that it was time that the Central Coast area had its own fly fishing club. Previously the only fly-only clubs within the reach of the Central Coast were at Newcastle and in Sydney, which meant members could not be as actively involved as they would like due to the travel. One of the people involved (David Witham) in this discussion took the lead and gauged the interest in having a fly-only club. The interest was bigger than anticipated, so a meeting was organised for the club to get started. The first meeting on August the 2nd 2003, saw 16 fly fishos attend from all over the coast, and here we are today. The main aim of the club is to further the sport of flyfishing through the activities and knowledge sharing of our members, but also to have fun enjoying the sport of fly fishing. Meetings are held 1st Wednesday of every month starting at 7pm at the Kariong Neighbourhood Centre, 10 Langford Drive, Kariong. Coffee & Tea refreshments available. Trip and meeting updates available from our web site.
GREENWELLS FLY FISHING CLUB Inc - Albury/Wodonga
Contact: Secretary, PO Box 663, Lavington, NSW 2641
Greenwells Fly Fishing Club Inc. was established in 1971. Membership is open to both males and females. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month commencing at 7.30pm (6.30pm free barbeque during daylight saving) in our modern clubrooms.We have members represented on most important committees related to recreational fishing for Salmonids including VR Fish, Council of Victorian Fly Fishing Clubs and Council of Freshwater Anglers - NSW. We conduct regular club trips and have an active social calendar. Experienced members are happy to share their skills related to casting, streamcraft, fly tying and all things necessary to become a competant fly fisher and the club conducts an Introduction to Fly Fishing Course each year. Additionally we have some excellent guest speakers at our General Meetings and at our Annual Dinner. Visitors are most welcome,and are encouraged to attend two meetings in order to get a feel for the benefits and enjoyment available to members.
HASTINGS FLY FISHERS
Contact: Bob Dove, Port Maquarie, NSW.
The Hastings Fly Fishers Club is a family friendly club catering to all genders and ages. We are the largest fly fishing club on the Mid-North Coast. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month, commencing at 7pm, at the Port City Bowling Club, Owen Street, Port Macquarie. Guests are always welcome at Club meetings and other Club activities. Please contact Hastings Fly Fishers to confirm arrangements and details of outings. The club promotes fly fishing in pristine mountain trout streams, fishing the lowland rivers and lakes for native freshwater species as well as saltwater fly fishing in river estuaries and on local beaches. Monthly fishing trips are held to well-known fishing venues on local rivers and estuaries. Some venues are exclusive to Hastings Fly Fishers Club members. Fly-Tying with instruction and the sharing of techniques and skills is held on a monthly basis. Initially equipment and materials are supplied by the club. Frequent casting days are held to enable skills to be improved under the guidance of experienced casters. A full history of the Club together with copies of the monthly newsletters and other relevant information can be found on our website.
ILLAWARRA FLYFISHERS CLUB
Contact: Secretary Leo Harding, Wollongong, NSW
Monthly meetings are held at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of each month except for December and January at Collegians Leagues Club, Charlotte St, Wollongong, NSW, 2500. Meetings include a range of speakers on topics such as tackle, stream craft, techniques and fishing adventures and a fly of the month competition and raffle is held each meeting. Visitors are very welcome. Monthly fly casting workshops are held on the Sunday morning following the Club Meeting every month except for December and January at the lagoon at Stuart Park, North Wollongong. They represent a great opportunity for members and visitors to improve their casting skills, to meet with others with similar interests and to try out a range of rods, reels and lines. Monthly Fly Tying Workshops are held on the third Tuesday each month except for December and January. See our web site for further details.
LAKESIDE FLY FISHING CLUB INC. - Lakemba
Contact: David Screen, Lakemba, NSW
The Lakeside Fly Fishing Club Inc was established in 1951 by a group of fresh water fly fishing enthusiasts. It is one of the oldest established flyfishing clubs in the Sydney metropolitan area. The Club takes great pride in specialising only in fresh water version of the sport and concentrates on fishing for trout.We are a small but friendly Club where all members know one another. Lakeside is also known as a teaching Club. We hold regular casting days, fly tying nights and study and talk about other important aspects of fly fishing. Members regularly go out on fishing trips and enjoy the comraderie associated with the sport. Visitors are welcome to attend Club meetings. These are held on the first Wednesday of every month (except January) at 7.30pm at the Lakemba Memorial Services Club, 26 Quigg Street, Lakemba (Cnr the Boulevarde).
MONARO ACCLIMATISATON SOCIETY
Founded in 1937, the Monaro Acclimatisation Society aims to maintain the quality of recreational fishing in the Snowy Mountains Monaro region of New South Wales through conservation of the natural environment, appropriate management of fishing, and an adequate population of trout, restocking when necessary.
The MAS is a primary stakeholder with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries) and is recognized as such under the Fisheries Act 1935. MAS participates with NSW Fisheries in the stocking of fresh water lakes and rivers, maintenance of habitat, contribution to policy and legislation affecting freshwater fish in NSW. The MAS is a member of the NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers. MAS is a Crown Reserve Trustee and is working with the Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW on the NSW Angler Access Project which aims to secure Crown Reserves and Crown Roads for the purpose of angler access in NSW.
MID NORTH COAST FLY RODDERS INC.
Contact: Patrick Brennan, President, Port Macquarie, NSW.
The Mid North Coast Fly Rodders Inc. is an amateur flyfishing club based in Port Macquarie. The aim of the club is to promote the art of fly fishing and associated techniques, both for fresh and salt water. This includes regular fly casting and fly tying meetings as well as our regular monthly club meetings. We encourage an awareness of the benefits of conservation and safe catch and release fishing practises. The club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the City Bowling Club, Owen Street, Port Macquarie. Meetings commence at 7pm in the upstairs meeting room. Regular day and weekend outings are held and we welcome visitors to any and all events held by the club.
NSW COUNCIL OF FRESHWATER ANGLERS Inc.
Contact: President - Rodney Tonkin, NSW.
Known as the NSW CFA, this is the largest and most active freshwater fishing organisation in Australia representing in excess of 4,700 members. Since 1958 it has been the recognised body for freshwater anglers in NSW, enjoying an effective relationship with government departments and national recreational fishing organisations. It has achieved much for the angler, better management practices and fishing regulations. Membership is comprised of many NSW affiliated clubs and associations whose members are represented by delegates to the quarterly meetings.
NSW ROD FISHERS' SOCIETY INC.
Contact: Andrew Harris - Honorary Secretary.
Founded in 1904, the NSW Rod Fishers’ Society continues a long held tradition of fostering fly fishing for trout in streams. Our membership hovers at around 250 and activities include monthly luncheons, numerous field trips, an annual flying tying night, casting day and landholders dinners in Sydney, Cooma and Oberon. Members are kept in touch with our two publications: Tight Lines Bulletin, which is published four times each year, and the annual Tight Lines Journal. The Flowing Stream is our own major hard-cover publication celebrating the formation of Rod Fishers in 1904, the dedication of our founders, our efforts and achievements and the pleasures and mateship of fishing, glimpsed through the pages of our journals over the past 100 years.
ORANGE TROUT ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETY
Contact: P.O. Box 878, Orange, NSW
The Society was formed in 1932 here in Orange (pop.40,000 height 800m) in the central highlands of N.S.W. Because of our height we have 4 distinct seasons with snowfalls most winters. Our main water is Lake Canobolas, nestled at the base of the 1350m Mount Canobolas. The club has been releasing trout into the local waters for 80 years and in recent times we have also liberated yellow belly and murray cod into some selected waters. As well as fishing, fly tying and club outings, we have a very big lean towards fly casting tuition. Our members have as tutors world silver and bronze medalwinners, 3 Australian champion of champions and 26 times N.S.W. champion of champions. In November we hold the J.N.Brazier fly casting cup day which has been contested since 1947.
SAPPHIRE COAST FLY FISHING CLUB
Contact: PO Box 513, Merimbula, NSW 2548
We meet on the First and Third Thursdays of each month at the Tura Beach Country Club where we extend a hearty welcome, share our knowledge and experiences to all interested fly fishers and anyone who wants to learn.
SINGLETON FLY FISHING CLUB
Contact: Lawrence Blackburn, Newcastle, NSW
Singleton Fly Fishing Club was formed last century and became incorporated in 2002. The club has a mixture of experienced and novice fly fishers and meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Singleton RSC (York St) at 6.30pm. We have monthly fly fishing trips to either fresh or salt water and the club also produces a monthly newsletter with local fly fishing tactics, members' stories, flies and recipes - copies of which can be found on our web site. The club encourages catch and release fishing but sometimes you just have to take one fish home to earn some brownie points for the next trip. If anyone is heading up this way for a holiday and would like to do some fly fishing please contact us and we will try to help.
SYDNEY FLY RODDERS' CLUB INC.
Contact: Gary Bickford (President)
We are one of the largest fly fishing clubs in Australia and very active in all aspects of both Freshwater and Saltwater fly fishing. The club holds lively monthly meetings with guest speakers, fishing reports, casting instruction, club raffles. The club is dedicated to sharing its collective knowledge with all its members and has basic courses in fly fishing, stream and lake craft and fly tying. There are regular monthly outings. Although we are a large club we believe we are a friendly one, we have members of both sexes ranging in age from 17 to 70+ and membership is open to all. Please check our web site for details about outings, events and great pics!
BRISBANE FLY FISHING CLUB
Contact: Dave Pamenter
We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at
Thistle St, Lutwyche, QLD 4030
NORTH QUEENSLAND FLY FISHERS CLUB INC
Contacts: Ward Nicholas (President)
Formed in 1998 the NQ Fly Fishers has an emphasis on a social agenda rather than a competitive one. Our website contains information about saltwater fly fishing and also our archive of saltwater fly patterns. Trips are regularly organised. The club aims to spread to include other towns in North Queensland.
SALTWATER FLYFISHERS SUNSHINE COAST
Contact: Chris Adams, President, Maroochydore, QLD.
The SWFFSC is one of the few dedicated saltwater flyfishing clubs in Australia. Our aim is to foster the sport of saltwater flyfishing in a friendly family atmosphere and to provide an avenue for participation in club activities. Male, Female and Junior members are made welcome. Annual Fees are kept low to encourage family membership. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month (except January) at the Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina. Meetings commence at 7.30pm, are kept informal with maximum time on workshops, displays and discussions on all aspects of saltwater flyfishing. Regular monthly club flyfishing outings are organised to such places as Poona, Caloundra, Pumicestone Passage, Maroochy and Mooloolah River, Hervey Bay, Inskip Point and offshore from Mooloolaba. An annual autumn Tuna flyfishing Tournament is a club feature activity. Membership forms can be obtained from club meetings, or the secretary at the above email address.
SOUTHEAST QLD FLYFISHERS
Contact: Evan Evans
The South East Queensland Flyfishers Inc. is now approaching its tenth birthday and boasts sixty enthusiastic members. Based on the Gold Coast the club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Mermaid Beach Bowls Club, where we frequently have guest speakers, fly tying demonstrations and instruction, flyfishing DVD’s, casting practice and lessons or new rod testing on the club greens. Each month we plan a day or weekend out with the fly rod, organizing boat rides, lifts and accommodation where needed and all of our outings conclude with a free BBQ and a few social drinks funded from club raffles.
Contact: Jon Snell, QLD.
Cairns Fyfishers is a social flyfishing club which has grown through the enthusiasm of keen flyfishers here in the north. We hold monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at Kangaroo's RLFC, Irene Street, Mooroobool. We also hold a monthly fishing trip to a location within a three hour radius. We welcome anybody who enjoys flyfishing or is interested in getting started. If you are up this way come along to one of our meetings or trips. It is one way to get on the fish without hassle or cost.
CORRALINN FLY FISHING & CASTING ASSOCIATION INC.
Contact: Chris Cohen, Secretary, PO Box 7678, Launceston, TAS.
We promote fly-casting and fly fishing for all ages and skill levels. Families are most welcome to attend. Casting lessons are held every 2nd Sunday. Regular trips to local fishing areas and information nights are also held throughout the year. Annual membership is available or casual coaching can be given. Please visit our web page for more detailed information.
DEVONPORT FLY FISHING CLUB INC.
Contact: Club secretary, Devonport, TAS.
Regular meeting night is the last Thursday of the month at the Devonport Library, Oldaker Street, Devonport - start time 7:30 pm. The Club conducts a Fly Fishing School in early January each year at Bronte Lagoon in Tasmania's Central Highlands. This is the main item on the club's calender and is a great way to be introduced to the area if you've not been there before. Club membership is open to all anglers including juniors and families. Our motto is "To Promote all Facets of Flyfishing and Good Fellowship".
FLYFISHERS' CLUB OF TASMANIA INC.
Contact: Richard Hawley, PO Box 460, Launceston, TAS.
Club meetings are held at 7:30 pm the first Wednesday of each month in Launceston. Guest speakers are invited to most meetings and have included notable flyfishers and experts in fisheries and conservation. Our monthly newsletter provides a wealth of information on upcoming activities, Club programs etc. and our Library boasts a large selection of flyfishing resources on every aspect of flyfishing. Members are invited to attend Club outings which usually centre around fly fishing; however some may be of a social or work nature. The Club owns shacks in the Central Highlands. For more info on joining the club or Flyfishing in Tasmania, please take a look at our web site which includes excerpts from our monthly newsletter and a page devoted to Tasmanian Flies.
KINGBOROUGH ANGLERS ASSOCIATION INC.
KingboroughContact: Wayne Seabrook, Kingston, TAS.
Club meetings are held at 7:30 pm the last Thursday of each month at the Welcome Inn Function Centre, Kingston View Drive, Kingston. Guest speakers attend on a regular basis. During the season the Club has regular field weekends at various highland lakes. The Club owns a lodge on the shores of Bronte Lagoon which is available for individual and family bookings at very reasonable rates. The Club is community focused and has been involved in the development of fishing facilities for disabled anglers and children at Coffee Creek in Kingston and has raised funds for the Fisheries Habitat Improvement Fund. New members are most welcome including members of other fishing clubs who are able to join as Associate Members and use our Bronte Lagoon accommodation.
NORTH WEST FLYFISHERS CLUB OF TASMANIA
Contact: Chris Young, Burnie, TAS.
The NWFFC meets on the second Tuesday of each month and visitors are most welcome. Meeting nights usually include guest speakers, fly tying and an informal supper where members catch up on all the fishing gossip. The Club owns a fishing shack ("The Jassid") located on the shores of Bronte Lagoon in Tasmania's Central Highlands. Club members fish the local north west rivers in September/October for sea-run trout feeding on whitebait and tend to favour the Central Highland lakes once the weather has settled. Slowly but surely there is growing interest in the saltwater scene and this year the club organised its first saltwater field trip.
TASMANIAN FLY TYERS' CLUB
Contact: Tim Lewis (secretary), Hobart, TAS.
The Tasmanian Fly Tyers' Club was established in 1956 by Bob Peacock with the objective of improving the fly tying skills of club members. The club has an active calandar of fly tying events during the winter months and monthly field weekends during the fishing season. Recently the club has undertaken a reprint of past member Max Stokes' book Tasmanian Trout Fly Patterns. (Available from the FlyLife Shop). The club meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Lenah Valley RSL.
Contact: Captain Tony O'Malley, RAN (President), Darwin, NT.
The Darwin Flyrodders is a friendly and very social club formed towards the end of 2000. The club consists of fly fishing enthusiasts who are willing to share their collective skills with anyone who may be interested in accepting the challenge of fly fishing. Visitors from down south are welcome to drop in and attend our monthly meetings held at the Darwin Golf Club Links Road, Mararra on the last Wednesday of every month, 7pm start. Meetings include fly casting, fly tying and video nights. Monthly club outings include both fresh and saltwater trips. Darwin Flyrodders organize both the Freshwater Fly Fishing Open held in May of each year on the beautiful Corroboree Billabong and the Saltwater Fly Fishing Challenge held in September each year at Bynoe Harbour. Please email for details.
FREQUENT FLY RODDERS - Adelaide
Contact: John Pethick, Adelaide, SA.
The Frequent Fly Rodders are a small progressive Adelaide based club, dedicated to getting the best out of the fly fishing experience. We are involved with all aspects of Fly Fishing, both saltwater and freshwater. Not just for experienced fly fishers, we offer the chance to learn more about the techniques required to allow anyone to become a better exponent of fly fishing and fly tying. We welcome all levels of fishers and are committed to promoting fly fishing and helping new members experience this wonderful sport., We meet once a month and also conduct regular trips targeting species such as salmon, mulloway, bream, snapper, carp and trout.
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN FLY FISHERS ASSOCIATION Inc EST 1948
Contact: Membership officer Andrew Boag, Adelaide, SA.
Phone: 0438 438 532 or 08 8376 0753
The South Australian Fly Fishers Association has over fifty years of history invested in South Australia. The club has an eclectic membership base and is welcoming to new members. We are responsible for stocking of rivers and dams in SA (being the only body with a stocking permit). This gives our members great opportunities to be involved at all levels, from the hatchery to stocking to fishing. SAFFA meets at the Country Women's Association, 30 Dequetteville Tce, Kent Town. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm, starting with a fly tying demo.
WA TROUT & FRESHWATER ANGLING ASSOCIATION (WATFAA)
The members of WATFAA are a dedicated bunch of freshwater anglers based in South-Western Australia. We have our own waters and clubhouse and take great pride in developing the fishing opportunities in this area. We meet on every second Tuesday of the month at the South Perth Rowing Club on the Canning River at 7.30pm. All are welcome. Pay a visit to our website for more
information, and images from the club members.
CANTERBURY FLYFISHING CLUB INCORPORATED
Contact: Paul Van Empel, Secretary, Christchurch, New Zealand.
The Club meets on the 1st Tuesday of the Month (Feb - Nov) 7:30pm in the Shirley Community Centre, cnr Shirley Road and Slater Street. VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME! Meetings include guest speakers on various topics of interest and presentations by members on flies and selected local and nation-wide fishing locations. We hold a regular raffle of trout fishing gear and share fishing news and stories of successes or otherwise over tea/coffee.
KAPITI FLY FISHING CLUB (NZ)
Contact: Ken McWilliams (President) or Malcolm Francis (Secretary) via our web site:
Welcome to the Kapiti Fly Fishing Club. Our club is based at Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington New Zealand. Kapiti Fly Fishing is a fairly new club only being formed in 2002 but has good support from the Kapiti and Horowhenua areas. The club membership has been consistent over the last few years varying between 45 and 55 members. The club purpose is laid out in our charter below:
* To promote the art and sport of Fly Fishing.
* To respect the ownership of land adjoining waterways.
* To promote the protection of fish and wildlife habitat.
* To promote friendship and good will between members.
* To promote and encourage the exchange of information between members.
New members are most welcome to the club so please come along (& bring a guest) to our monthly club meetings at 7.30 pm, third Monday of each month, temporarily at the Softball Club, Te Atiawa Park, Donovan Road, Paraparaumu. Lots more information on our web site.
HAMILTON ANGLERS CLUB (inc)
Contact: Bryan Beecher, Hamilton, New Zealand.
The Hamilton Anglers Club is an incorporated society; founded in 1961 to foster freshwater fishing in the Hamilton region. The club meets on the last Monday of each month at the The Sports Fishing and Boating Clubrooms in Grantham Street at 7.30pm (except Dec.). Visitors are encouraged and most welcome. The Hamilton Anglers Club Mailing address is PO Box 16092, Hamilton, New Zealand.
WELLINGTON FLYFISHERS CLUB
Contact: Gordon Baker, (Secretary), Wellington, New Zealand.
Wellington Flyfishers Club is one of the largest FLY CLUBS in New Zealand. Being the capital city, Wellington attracts a wide variety of people, many for only a short time. Some members are lost to the club each year because they become employed elsewhere and don't renew their subscription. Some members are resident overseas. The club is still growing and currently has about 250 members. Meetings are informal - visitors and new members are welcome - check our webpage for details of meetings (first Monday of every month), flytying classes, casting practice, on-stream days, club trips, competitions, Capital Trout Center and other activities.