Time is running out—closing date for
submissions to inquiry into recreational fishing is 19 March
The NSW Government is holding an inquiry into recreational fishing. A select
committee has been appointed by the Legislative Council to inquire into and
report on the benefits and opportunities that improved recreational fisheries
may represent for fishing licence holders in NSW. Public hearings will also
be held during the year.
Individuals, businesses, clubs and associations can all make written submissions.
Submissions don't need to be long or complicated and the terms of reference
are quite broad.
All info about how to make a submission is at: http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/fishinginquiry
This is a rare opportunity to make anglers' views known to the NSW government
and we must not waste it.
Second round of environmental flows for the Snowy
During February environmental flows were briefly increased in the Snowy River
for a few days, from 100 megalitres to 870ml a day. This follows the similar
releases undertaken in January, as reported in the last Freshwater Fisher.
Dave Harris, NSW Deputy Director-General of
the Department of Water and Energy said "It's only a small
volume in comparison to natural flows, but it's part of the environmental
flows we've managed to collect even though we're going through
a pretty rugged drought."
2010 Fishers for Fish Habitat Forum
Registration is now open for the 2010 Fishers for Fish Habitat Forum, with
the rego form and Forum details available at:
Dates are Friday 4 to Saturday 5 June, at Swansea RSL, Swansea, Lake Macquarie.
Organisers are asking members of the Habitat Network to provide suggestions
for topics which you would like to see covered at the Forum.
Do you have a question about fish habitat you are burning to ask? Has there
always been some niggling habitat query you'd like to know the answer too?
Send in your suggestions and they will try, where possible, to accommodate
it in the Agenda for the 2010 Fishers for Fish Habitat Forum.
Native fish stockings in Burrinjuck and Wyangan
More than 80,000 golden perch and 40,000 silver perch were released into Burrinjuck
Dam in February, as part of the NSW Government’s Freshwater stocking
A further 14,000 silver perch were also released
into Lake Wyangan at Griffith.
The fish were bred at Industry & Investment
NSW Narrandera Fisheries Centre, where staff manage a productive
hatchery that provides fingerlings for four native fish species,
to improve freshwater recreational fisheries and conservation
NSW hatchery manager at Narrandera Fisheries
Centre, Stephen Thurstan, said these releases add to the 60,000
Murray cod already released into Burrinjuck Dam in early January
with assisted from local angling club members, who help distribute
the fish around the dam to improve their chances of survival.
”Both the golden perch and Murray cod
released into Burrinjuck are marked with a harmless dye, as part
of the Recreational Fishing Trust’s funded research to
assess stocking success,” Mr Thurstan said.
“Marked fish are also being stocked into
the Murrumbidgee and Copeton Dam, in the north of the State,
as part of this research.”
The native fish stocking program releases more
than a million fish each year to about a 100 dams around the
State to boost recreational fishing.
The program is supported by funds from the
recreational fishing fee.
So far this season 73,000 trout cod, 295,000
Murray cod, 568,000 golden perch and 54,000 silver perch have
been released with many more to come before the season finishes
Mr Thurstan said the program also stocks large
numbers of the endangered fish species - trout cod. This year
the program reached a significant milestone with the one millionth
trout cod being released since research into the species began
“Trout cod numbers have flourished in
many of the stocked areas and anglers need to be aware that they
are protected species and should be immediately returned unharmed
to the water,” he said.
“Anglers should be careful not to confuse
the trout cod with the Murray cod. The trout cod can be identified
by its overhanging upper jaw, a stripe through the eye and spotted
” The trout cod is one of the State’s most endangered fish, but has
a good chance of making a comeback thanks to the NSW Government’s trout
cod recovery program.”
NSW CFA lobbies government for fishing access to all water storages
The NSW CFA met with Phillip Costa, Minister for Water and Minister for Regional
Development in 2009 regarding access to NSW water storages that are closed
to the public and pointed out that the West Australian State Government was
holding an enquiry into access to water storages.
Steve Samuels, President of the CFA has again
appealed to the Minister to conduct a similar inquiry in NSW.
He says NSW anglers are keen to expand access to water storages
for all members of the public.
“We find it irrational that some water
storages are open to the public while others remain closed. Often
we see quite bizarre reasons given for such closures, reasons
which do not seem to be supported by any evidence that access
would create a calamity. Instead we are locked out on the basis
of suspicion, contrived environmental factors, irrelevant public
safety issues and unsupported water quality concerns.
“ As these water storages are public assets we feel it is only fair and
proper that the public has a say in how these assets are governed by the bureaucracy.
Holding an enquiry into this matter will allow all those with an opinion, concern
or desire to have a say. This will allow for a proper management framework to
be established that has the support of the public, rather than the arbitrary
and ad hoc regime we have at the present time.”
Inland illegal fishing crackdown
Three men have had their boat and fish seized after being caught illegally
fishing in the Darling River at Menindee, according to Industry & Investment
(I&I) NSW Fisheries Compliance Director, Glenn Tritton.
“ The men were apprehended earlier this month during a night-time surveillance
operation conducted by I&I NSW Fisheries Officers into ongoing illegal fishing
activities in the far west of NSW,” Mr Tritton said.
“ It’s alleged the men, a 63 year old from Menindee, and a 24 year
old and 22 year old, both from Sydney, were using two cord drum nets which are
illegal to use in NSW waters.
“Cord drum nets are no longer permitted
to be used in NSW waters since the closure of the inland native
finfish commercial fishery in 2001.
“ The two cord drum nets, a 12 foot punt and 9.9 hp outboard were seized,
as well as four large Murray cod, weighing in at a total of 45 kilograms and
three golden perch.”
The Menindee man will face court on six charges including the unlawful use
of nets, possess fish unlawfully taken, exceed the daily bag limit of Murray
cod, take fish for sale, take commercially protected species for sale and land
fish for sale in an unlicensed boat.
The two other men will face the court on two charges each including unlawful
use of nets and possess fish unlawfully taken.
In another area of inland NSW, two men have been apprehended during the month
after being detected by I&I NSW Fisheries Officers on a routine patrol
using illegal fishing equipment in irrigation canals, near Mulwala, on the
It is alleged the men were using 45 illegally constructed yabby traps, which
are not permitted to be used in any NSW waters.
The 45 yabby traps, a box trailer and 731 yabbies were seized.
The men, aged 57 and 79 both from Mulwala, have been issued a number of $500
penalty notices for the unlawful use of traps and taking yabbies for sale.
“ It’s disappointing that time and time again, we’re getting
people that completely disregard the hard work that’s going into sustaining
our fisheries resources,” Mr Tritton said.
“ Illegal fishing threatens valuable fish stocks and undermines licensed
commercial yabby fishers and the regional economies they support.
“ We are serious about fisheries crime, we will continue to target illegal
fishing and the threat it poses to the sustainability of our fisheries resource.”
To report illegal fishing, contact the Fisher’s Watch Phone Line on 1800
043 536 or your local I&I NSW Fisheries Officer.
Federal government buys water and property in the Gwydir Wetlands
The Federal government has spent $10 million buying both water rights and the
property "Old Dromana" on the Gwydir River in northern NSW and will
turn the property into a national park.
The property is about 60 km west of Moree and contains 600 hectares, or around
74 per cent, of the internationally recognised wetlands in the area. It is
a key water bird breeding location.
The Gwydir wetlands are about 60 kilometres west of Moree and are home to rare
birds, as well as graziers and irrigators. The long drought has left the system
fragile and the current owners decided that selling the property was the best
way to prevent further degradation of the wetlands.
Research examines Murray cod breeding
An innovative project to study Murray cod is underway, thanks to $50,000 in
funding from the NSW Recreational Freshwater Fishing Trust, I&I NSW. Murray
cod, the largest freshwater fish in Australia, is a premier recreational fish
that is now listed as a vulnerable species by the Commonwealth Government.
This research project will determine key aspects
of Murray cod reproduction in selected parts of the northern
Murray-Darling River System. The project will complement various
management programs based on research findings that have already
been undertaken during the past two decades to promote a recovery
of Murray cod. This project will provide information on the movement
of adult fish, the type and location of spawning sites, spawning
behaviour, parental protection of eggs and larvae, effects of
coldwater pollution, and the timing and duration of the breeding
season in the northern tributaries. This research project has
the support and co-operation of the Queensland Department of
Primary Industries & Fisheries, the University of New England,
the Native Fish Strategy, the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin
Committee, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, and recreational
fishers and fishing clubs.
Lifesavers want campaign to reduce river drownings
In a recent report The Royal Life Saving Society says 10 per cent more people
drown in Australia's rivers than in the surf and more needs to be done to educate
people about the risks of swimming in rivers.
Murray Tucker, from the Rescue Training Group,
wants the same sort of effort that is directed at surf safety
put into preventing river deaths.
"I think we've done a great job about
beach safety over the years, and typically, people who go to
the beach are swimming between the flags.
"There are fewer drownings over time,
and they're all due to people understanding the issue and doing
something about it."
Redfin removed from farm dam
A team from I&I NSW led by Dean Gilligan removed illegally stocked redfin
from a farm dam in the Coxs River catchment near Wallerawang during February.
The presence of redfin was first reported by local anglers in January.
Working in difficult conditions following electrical storms and heavy rain,
the dam was drained with pumps and a considerable number of redfin removed.
The team also electro-fished another dam, further downstream on the watercourse,
but were unable to locate any redfin in that dam.
Karl Schaerf, Secretary of Central Acclimatisation Society, acknowledged the
effort put in by I&I NSW. “Amongst those whose names I know are Ben
Doolan, Bob Crease, Jane Francis, Dean Gilligan and Cameron Westaway. To them,
Glenn Tritton and his team and any others who contributed, my sincere thanks
on behalf of CAS and I trust that we can rely upon Fisheries to also devise
and implement a plan to monitor the watercourses, downstream of the illegally
stocked dam. I can assure Fisheries that CAS will fully co-operate with any
monitoring plans they develop and we will do everything in our power to ensure
there is never a repeat of this act of folly, that has the potential to destroy
one of the best freshwater recreational fisheries, nearest the largest urban
population in Australia.”
Local anglers still have concerns that whoever stocked the dam may have also
stocked others in the vicinity and are endeavouring to ascertain if this is
Snowy Scheme water storages still well below average inflows
According to Snowy Hydro, even though there have been some rainfalls over the
past weeks, overall the last few months has seen Snowy Scheme storages receive
well below average inflows. This coupled with the normal seasonal cycle of
electricity market and water licence commitments has seen water storage levels
in Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene fall.
Overall, since May last year, accumulated inflows have been below average and
even though lake levels are higher than the same time last year, Snowy Scheme
storages are still at low levels.
As we now move into the historical “dry inflow season” for the
Scheme and increased electricity and water demands, it is expected that water
levels in Snowy Scheme
storages, including Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene, will gradually decline
Luck for the Lachlan
I & I NSW’s Newstreams newsletter reports that rainfall in the Lachlan
catchment over the Christmas to New Year period has added precious water to
remnant fish habitats in the catchment. A significant fresh in the Boorowa
River has flowed into the Lachlan River and is continuing to move downstream
and should reach Brewster weir by mid February. This will help replenish the
remnant river and creek pools to which native fish have retreated in an attempt
to survive the drought.
The ongoing drought represents the most significant threat to fish communities
in the Lachlan since the invasion of carp in the 1970s due to a massive contraction
in the availability of habitat. If you see signs of distressed or dying fish,
contact I&I NSW as soon as possible so that options for fish rescues can
be investigated and implemented.
I&I NSW has a 24 hour service 1800 043 536.
2010 Fishcare Volunteer Program Recruitment Underway
I&I NSW, Fishcare program, which is funded by the Recreational Fishing
Trust, is currently recruiting for volunteers, so if you are passionate about
fishing, have an interest in the environment or just want to network with other
like minded people, nominate now. Training is being undertaken across NSW for
the two streams of this popular volunteer program.
Stream 1, is for dedicated schools Fishcare volunteers, to assist with the
Get Hooked...It's Fun to Fish program which has 100 schools registered in 2010.
These schools are very keen to have volunteers come to visit their students
and talk about sustainable fishing and habitat protection. New volunteers are
needed for both freshwater and saltwater regions in NSW throughout March 2010.
Training locations and dates for 2010 include; Dubbo 2/3 March, Tamworth 4/5
March, Albury 9/10 March, Port Macquarie 16/17 March, Coffs Harbour 18/19 March,
Cronulla 23/24 March, Nowra 25/26 March. If you are interested, please contact
Louise Roberts 95278515, 0437860299, email@example.com.
Funding for fishing infrastructure and access
Anglers in NSW are being encouraged to help I&I NSW improve their sport
by applying to for funds from the Recreational Fishing Trusts to carry out
projects that will improve recreational fishing.
Applications for angling infrastructure projects are encouraged, such as construction
of fish cleaning tables, fishing platforms, fish measuring stations, upgrading
fishing access points, fence stiles and other on-grounds work. A number of
fence stiles (pictured) was one recent project funded by the Trusts.
Funding application forms are available at www.industry.nsw.gov.au or call
the I&I NSW Angling Facilities Manager on 02 6648 3917 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To check out projects that have been previously funded go to www.industry.nsw.gov.au
The 2010 Pirtek Fishing Challenge, Sunday, 11 April, 2010.
If you are not familiar with the Pirtek Fishing Challenge the aim is to raise
much needed funds and awareness for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
Each year in Australia, close to 3,300 men die of prostate cancer and around
20,000 new cases are diagnosed in Australia every year.
The Pirtek Fishing Challenge is a one day fishing competition open to everyone
in each State and Territory across the country. This year New South Wales anglers
will have four target species – three saltwater and one freshwater species.
It’s $20 to enter and you receive a limited
edition cap and brag mat. The idea is to catch, measure, photograph
and let your fish go. The registration fee is contributing to
the goal of raising much needed funds and awareness for the Prostate
Cancer Foundation of Australia.
There is $110,000 in cash and prizes to be
won, plus this year JVC have come on board to create the JVC
Club Challenge. This is an opportunity for clubs to win a camcorder
for use in outings or to be used to raise funds as a raffle prize.
Taking part in the JVC Club Challenge is easy. Fishing Clubs
need to ask members to provide the full name of their Club in
the space provided when registering for the Challenge and the
club is on its way to winning a great prize.
The club which enters the largest number of
paid registrations in its State will win a JVC camcorder. There
are eight to give away – one each for Victoria, Tasmania,
Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory
and two for New South Wales/ACT.
If you would like any posters or flyers for your club or have any questions
regarding the challenge please email: email@example.com .
Troubled waters at Warren Fishway
Illegal fishers have been warned to stop trapping and catching fish in restricted
fishways in the Macquarie River at Warren, as recent rainfall triggers movement
and breeding for a number of native species.
Industry & Investment (I&I) NSW Senior
Conservation Manager Sam Davis, said that recent rainfall and
higher flows have meant good news for the fish in the Macquarie
River this summer, with native species such as golden perch and
Murray cod enthusiastic to breed, often travelling many kilometres
upstream to find that special place on a snag to spawn.
However, a number of illegal fishers are preventing
these fish from moving past Warren weir by illegally entering
the fishway, and blocking off sections.
"Fishways enable fish to move up and down
the river past weirs to find food, mate and establish new territories,
by acting like a large water-filled staircase that enables fish
to negotiate the difference in river height caused by a weir
or dam,” Ms Davis said.
“During ideal flow conditions, a fishway
allows hundreds of fish to move upstream every day. The fishways
on the creeks and rivers around Warren are highly engineered
and were expensive to construct.
“It can take a fish many hours to travel
through a fishway, and unfortunately we believe a few selfish
individuals are now rendering the Warren fishway inoperable by
placing refrigerator doors, grills and other objects in the fishway
to block the movement of fish, presumably for their own gain.”
Freshwater native fish stocks have declined
over the past 200 years and methods such as trapping, used to
catch fish in the past, are simply not sustainable by today’s
I&I NSW Compliance Director Glenn Tritton
said legal methods of catching fish along with fish size and
bag limits have been carefully formulated to maintain the sustainability
of fish populations.
“Illegal fishing can severely impact
on fish stocks and offenders engaged in this type of activity
will be targeted and face very heavy penalties,” he said.
“If you are considering engaging in any
form of illegal fishing activity, you are reminded that penalties
for illegal fishing can range up to $22,000 and 6 months in prison.
“Fishing is a sport and breaking the
rules is cheating.”
State Water Senior Asset Field Officer Rob
Christoff said the fishway is a confined space with water flowing
through at very high velocity at times and is not safe for public
“The fishway is a restricted area and
fencing and signage around the fishway warn persons not to enter.
Anyone entering the fishway without authorisation is considered
trespassing,” Mr Christoff said.
“Persons entering the fishway are committing
a number of offences that could result in substantial fines or
a term of imprisonment if convicted. In addition to trespassing,
obstructing fish passage and taking fish by illegal methods are
offences under the Fisheries Management Act.”
Any persons with information relating to obstructing
the fishway is urged to contact Warren Police, State Water or
the Fishers’ Watch Phoneline on 1800 043 536.
Namoi Carp Muster 6-7 March
It’s carp muster time! Catch a carp at the third annual Namoi Carp Muster
and go into the draw to win over $4,000 in prizes including a 10ft tinny and
motor, kayak, fishing gear, fuel vouchers and much, much more!
Milly Hobson, Conservation Manager, Industry
and Investment NSW said anglers of all ages and abilities will
head to the Namoi River in Narrabri on March six and seven for
their chance to catch some of these feisty fish, do something
positive for the river and maybe win some of the prizes on offer.
“The weekend is also a fun way for the
community to learn more about the impact of carp on native fish
and how planting trees, removing willows and re-snagging the
water could benefit native fish,” Ms Hobson said.
“There will be a free BBQ again this
year and plenty of fun to be had. Bring along family and friends
and make a day or a weekend of it.
“Don’t forget that every carp that
is caught and weighed-in will give anglers more chances of going
in the draw to take home a prize, with category winners including
the biggest carp caught, and mystery prizes for both junior and
“ Even if you don’t manage to catch a carp you will still be in the
draw to win a prize and receive plenty of give-aways.”
This introduced species has detrimentally impacted
native flora and fauna and local aquatic environments. Carp are
currently listed as a Class 3 noxious fish in NSW under the noxious
species provision of the Fisheries Management Act.
“ The Carp Muster forms an integral part of the Namoi Aquatic Habitat Initiative,
a joint project between Industry and Investment NSW (I&I NSW), Murray Darling
Basin Authority (MDBA) and Namoi Catchment Management Authority (CMA), which
aims to bring back native fish to the Namoi by improving aquatic and riparian
habitat,” she said.
“ Previous carp musters have led to more than four and a half tonnes of
carp being removed from the Namoi River. This is a great result.”
Registration for the Namoi Carp Muster will
held at the Crossing Theatre, Narrabri in the Exhibition Room
(Saturday) from 8am to 5pm, and the Riverside Room (Sunday) from
8am to 12 noon. The cost is $2 for children and pensioners and
$5 for adults.
All entrants are required to abide by the current
NSW Fishing Rules and Regulations.
For more information about the competition call Milly Hobson, I & I NSW
on (02) 6763 1206.
Joint hosts, the Narrabri Amateur Fishing Club
will donate 50% of funds raised from registration on the weekend
to the McGrath Foundation.
Individual donations can also be made over the weekend for this great cause.
Major sponsor for the 2010 Namoi Carp Muster
is Boggabri Coal, with assistance again being given by Namoi
Water to flow freely on the Narran River
The Narran River in Northern NSW will be assessed to determine the impact in-stream
barriers, such as weirs, have on flow and native fish migration.
The project is being undertaken by Industry & Investment
(I&I) NSW with support from the NSW Rivers Environmental
Restoration Program (RERP).
The Department of Environment, Climate Change
and Water, RERP Manager Jeff Hillan, said the RERP seeks to maximise
the benefits from environmental flows to wetlands and the conservation
of those wetland environments.
“The Narran River flows into the Narran
Lakes Nature Reserve which supports major colonial waterbird
and native fish breeding events,” he said.
“This project will review in-stream barriers,
such as weirs to ensure that water reaches the Nature Reserve
in the most efficient and effective way.”
David Cordina, Conservation Manager I&I
NSW said the project is important to the overall sustainability
of the river.
“Native fish need to migrate short and
large distances upstream to spawn, find food sources and redistribute,
and barriers to fish passage prevent this migration leading to
reductions in native fish populations,” Mr Cordina said.
“ As such, barriers to fish passage are listed as one of the main factors
that have contributed to the decline in native fish numbers in the Murray-Darling
” Through this project I&I NSW will work with the DECCW and landholders
to investigate water delivery infrastructure along the Narran River and provide
a plan for options that will improve fish passage and low flow management.
“Some of these options may include structure
modification or removal with alternative pump infrastructure
to provide farm water supply while facilitating fish passage
and the delivery of low flows.”
As part of the RERP, I&I NSW is working
with DECCW and State Water Corporation on three other fishway
projects including the $3.5 million construction of a new fishway
at Marebone Weir, near Warren, which will provide native fish
in the Macquarie River access to an additional 214 kilometres
The RERP is jointly funded by the NSW Government
and the Australian Government’s Water for the Future -
Water Smart Australia Program and aims to arrest the decline
of wetlands through water recovery, effective management of environmental
water and the sustainable management of our wetlands.
The NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers (NSWCFA)
The NSW CFA Interclub Meet is a social fly-fishing long weekend that is held
annually at BlackGold Country Cabins at Wallerawang in NSW on the weekend closest
to the beginning of May and it is popular and well partronised. It’s
a weekend where a wide cross section of fly-fishers, ranging from novices to
the accomplished come together to share fly tying, fly casting – with
free tuition available in these two areas – the exchange of fly fishing
knowledge and the opportunity to fish together.
The cottage style accommodation is comfortable and economical and motel rooms
(there is a big demand for these so I suggest you book early directly to Black
Gold if you want one) are also available.
The Interclub Meet starts at midday on Friday. In the evening and a briefing
on the weekend is given, followed by a talk from a DPI Fisheries officer or
an experienced local fly fisher who gives an overview on fishing prospects
for the weekend. a continental breakfast is available from 5am on Saturday
and Sunday, or you have the option to do your own thing in your accommodation.
You make your own arrangements for Saturday lunch, there is a dinner with prize
drawings in the evening and the winners of the fly tying and photo competitions
are announced. Prize draws (in the form of lucky door prizes) are usually worth
a total of around two to three thousand dollars in value and generally everyone
receives one, it could be spool of tippet material or a fly rod.
On Sunday after the Fly Casting competition there is a BBQ lunch and the awarding
of the remaining competition prizes.
Fishing is available in Lakes Lyell and Wallace and in Oberon and Thompson’s
Creek Dams, as well as nearby Central Tablelands streams.
There is an informal Fly Tying, Casting and Fishing competition for individuals
and a trophy is awarded to the champion club on the weekend.
The entry fee includes accommodation, meals and entry into the prize draws
So far we have sponsors' donations and special offers from:
Ross Salvato World of Tackle
Special offers available to CFA members. See:http://www.jcflyfishing.com.au/shop.html
if you purchase something from him to the following values you will receive
a FREE gift.
- $100+ Free Fly box
- $200+ Free Weigh Net
- $300+ Free Weigh Net with Magnetic release.
- $400+ Large Double Sided Waterproof Fly Box
- $500+ Free Flexi-Stripper
All purchases, no matter how small even under $100, will enter you into the
draw for a Large Arbor Reel which will be drawn at the Meet. Plus there will
be 3 x $50.00 Vouchers. To go into the draw for the reel any CFA member can
enter.You have to be at the meet to win a voucher. All you will have to do
is to put CFA after your name when you order.
Dave Thomson Bass Lodge www.basslodge.com.au :
Stay 3 nights and receive a $150 discount. Stay 4 days & get the 5th night
free. Please mention that you are a member of NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers.
Fishing Season, signed by author.
Trout Tales, signed by author.
Fly boxes and fly tying aids
For further information contact the coordinator:
84 The Broadwaters Tascott 2250
02 4324 3495
John Humphries, event coordinator
NSW CFA’s 50th Anniversary Dinner Celebration 1958 – 2008
The NSW CFA Executive are organising a 50th Anniversary Dinner to be held at
the time of the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 21 August 2010 at Penrith.
This occasion is to celebrate the 50 years of achievements of the NSW Council
of Freshwater Anglers (previously known as the NSW Institute of Freshwater
Fishermen) in representing the interests of the State’s freshwater recreational
The formation of the Institute arose out of a 1958 meeting convened by the
NSW Rod Fishers’ Society held in conjunction with the Monaro Acclimatisation
Society, the New England Trout Acclimatisation Society, the Central Acclimatisation
Society and the Orange Trout Acclimatisation Society.
Proposed Dinner Venue - Lakeside Restaurant, Sydney International Regatta Centre,
Estimated cost - 3 course meal with wine estimated at around $85.00 per person.
Dress – semi formal (gentlemen please wear jackets).
Master of Ceremonies – Scott Levi (of the ABC’s Saturday fishing
Lucky door prizes and modest fund raising raffle on the night.
Commemorative NSW CFA hat pins will be available.
All NSW CFA members, partners and friends are invited to attend.
An indication of approximate numbers is required immediately to make the necessary
advanced bookings. Please return the following form by email to the NSW CFA
Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org or post to 37 Green Lane Orange, NSW
A formal invitation and a request for payment form will be sent once details
are finalised by early 2010.
Your early indication of support is needed so that we can book the venue!
NSW CFA 50th Anniversary Dinner
Attending Partner’s Name_________________________________
Postal Address__________________________State______ Post Code_____
I/we wish to attend the commemorative 50th NSW CFA Anniversary Dinner & wish
to receive a formal invitation.
Win a fee life jacket from Surf Life Saving Australia
Surf Life Saving Australia is giving away two lifejackets every month for 12
months until November 2010, in a fishing safety project coordinated with the
Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW.
Click the logo on the right to go to the RFA's www.safefishing.com.au website
to enter the competition. You can enter every month.
Change of postal address for NSW CFA
Member organisations and other correspondents please update your records: the
new postal address for the NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers is PO Box 537,
Paddington NSW 2021.
Website address is www.freshwateranglers.com.au and general email address for
the CFA is email@example.com. The email address for feedback or
news for this newsletter is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seminars at the Cronulla Fisheries Research Centre
NSW DPI conducts free seminars on Thursday afternoons at 4.00 pm in the main
conference room at the Cronulla Fisheries Research Centre, 202 Nicholson Pde,
Cronulla. Talks are about 45 minutes (or 20 minutes each if there are two presenters)
and are followed by light refreshments.
Those interested in joining the mailing list, giving a talk, or checking for
last-minute changes should contact one of the current convenors, Doug Rotherham
(email@example.com) or Will Macbeth (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cronulla Fisheries Research Centre www.dpi.nsw.gov.au
P O Box 21 (202 Nicholson Parade) Tel: 02 9527 8411
Cronulla NSW 2230 Fax: 02 9527 8576