Reel Ladies Tournament 2017

Reel Ladies Tournament 2017

Bay Of Islands Swordfish Club

In 1924, members of the Kingfish Club decided that the name kingfish did not demonstrate to the wider community the true size of fish that were being caught in the Bay of Islands and moved a motion to change the name to The Bay of Islands Swordfish and Mako Shark Club.

The Kingfish Club was deregistered and the club continued on without being registered for some years. Then in 1952, the Club name was shortened to The Bay of Islands Swordfish Club Inc and that is how it stands today. Game fishing by rod and reel was first started by a few enthusiasts at the turn of the century. In February 1915, Major A.D. Campbell caught the first ever marlin on rod and reel in the Bay of Islands. It was during the mid-1920s that Zane Grey, the American writer and fisherman came to the Bay of Islands and the Bay became famous as a game fishing destination through his book “Tales of the Angler’s El Dorado”.

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Eldorado Tournament 2017

Eldorado Tournament 2017

Bay Of Islands Swordfish Club

The Club was first registered as an Incorporated Society in 1918 as the Bay of Islands Kingfish Club. In 1924, members of the Kingfish Club decided that the name kingfish did not demonstrate to the wider community the true size of fish that were being caught in the Bay of Islands and moved a motion to change the name to The Bay of Islands Swordfish and Mako Shark Club.

The Kingfish Club was deregistered and the club continued on without being registered for some years. Then in 1952, the Club name was shortened to The Bay of Islands Swordfish Club Inc and that is how it stands today. Game fishing by rod and reel was first started by a few enthusiasts at the turn of the century. In February 1915, Major A.D. Campbell caught the first ever marlin on rod and reel in the Bay of Islands. It was during the mid-1920s that Zane Grey, the American writer and fisherman came to the Bay of Islands and the Bay became famous as a game fishing destination through his book “Tales of the Angler’s El Dorado”.

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Botany Bay Bill Heyward 2017

Botany Bay Bill Heyward 2017

The Port Hacking Game Fishing Club is one of the oldest and longest running game fishing clubs in NSW waters and has strong affiliations with the NSWGFA, GFAA, IGFA. Many of our members past and present hold a range of NSW, Australian and World records.

The club operates out of the Royal Motor Yacht Club Port Hacking and boasts first class marina, boating and weigh station facilities. We have a strong following with well over a 120 financial members and some 30 plus boats ranging in size from 19’ – 60’ foot. During the fishing season club point score days are held twice a month over the weekends with members being able to elect either Saturday or Sunday to fish.

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Central Coast Blue Water 2017

Central Coast Blue Water

The Port Hacking Game Fishing Club is one of the oldest and longest running game fishing clubs in NSW waters and has strong affiliations with the NSWGFA, GFAA, IGFA. Many of our members past and present hold a range of NSW, Australian and World records.

The club operates out of the Royal Motor Yacht Club Port Hacking and boasts first class marina, boating and weigh station facilities. We have a strong following with well over a 120 financial members and some 30 plus boats ranging in size from 19’ – 60’ foot. During the fishing season club point score days are held twice a month over the weekends with members being able to elect either Saturday or Sunday to fish.

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Golden Lure 2017

Golden Lure 2017

The Port Macquarie Game Fishing Club has 103 members and was established in 1971 and holds regular game fishing competitions.

The jewel in the Club’s crown is the annual Golden Lure Game Fishing Competition held in January each year attracting more than one hundred and fifty competitors from all over Australia.

Part of the Tournament activities is our Ladies and Juniors Charity Day which has raised proceeds for the Port Macquarie Base Hospital Oncology Unit and Give me Five for Kids.

Junior anglers are also catered for with an on shore angling event day. In past years the Game Fishing Club has also made substantial financial donations to the Port Macquarie Sea Rescue Group.

The Golden Lure has been running for 30 years. Prior to this the Club ran the ‘New Year Open Invitation Tournament’ for many years.

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Ice Breaker Tournament 2016

Ice Breaker 2016

The Kingfish Club was deregistered and the club continued on without being registered for some years. Then in 1952, the Club name was shortened to The Bay of Islands Swordfish Club Inc and that is how it stands today. Game fishing by rod and reel was first started by a few enthusiasts at the turn of the century. In February 1915, Major A.D. Campbell caught the first ever marlin on rod and reel in the Bay of Islands. It was during the mid-1920s that Zane Grey, the American writer and fisherman came to the Bay of Islands and the Bay became famous as a game fishing destination through his book “Tales of the Angler’s El Dorado”.

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