Wollongong Game Fishing Club

Club Sponsors

Goodger Wind-on Leaders

Clean-a-jaw

All Source Aluminium Supplies

Kellys Heavy haulage 

Mitchells Market

Fergos Tackle World

Bin City

WJ Marine 

Tarrawanna Towing 

Wellsys Tackle 

 

Dave Goodger Fish Replicas

 

Shimano Fishing Australia

 

El Bandito Productions

Lesiure Coast Bait and Tackle 

Skuhna's Beef Jerky

 

Craig's Coastal Landscaping Services 

 

Alabans Butchery

Bunnings warehouse

 

 GME

Try Our Buns

Frantic Lures 

Roladuct

Shellharbour City General Practice 

Shellharbour Discount Pharmacy

Marine Rescue Port Kembla

Richo's Marine Trimming

Hunts Marine 

 

Gerringong Print

 

JB Lures Australia

 

IBW Constructions

Blue Bottle Marine

RipCharts

Reelax

Chaos Lures


 

Welcome

 

Wollongong Game Fishing Club - where and when it all began

 

The first committee meeting was held at the Masonic Club Wollongong, on the 19th of January, 1968 at 7.55pm.

 

Present at this meeting were:

  • George Bosley,

  • John Brew,

  • Alan Tilsley,

  • Ted Middleton,

  • Ian Whiteoak,

  • Tim Browning and

  • Norm Gerome.

 

Business- At this meeting it was moved that the club adopted the constitution of the Port Hacking G.F.C

The club penant would be red andwhite with a Marlin and a Lighthouse depticted on it.

The Joining Fee would be $ 8.00 per male member and @ 2.00 per female member and 50c per junior member.

 

Fishing Season- It would be the 1st Sunday in October and subsequently the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s in every month and finishing on the 3rd Sunday in june.

 

Fishing Times- It would be between 6.00am and 4.00pm.

 

Point Score- The pointscore adopted was the same as Sydney G.F.C and the Porthacking G.F.C for Sharks.

The Meeting closed at 11pm.

 

 

22nd June 1968 - The First Trophy Night was a Dinner Dance that was held and the cost was $2.50 per head, and a 2 piece orchestra to be engaged.

 

1st December 1969- Jack Barker was to organize the Construction of the Gantry to weigh in the fish, it was to be 16ft in height.

 

7th July 1971- Pointscore Changed to every 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.

 

1970/71- Season the First Marlin was captured in the Club.

 

26th September 1972- All Public holidays to be included as Pointscore Days.

 

1971/72- Season was our first excursion to Greenwell Point for the Shoalhaven G.F.C Competition.

 

13th November 1973- Fishing days were changed back to every 1st and 3rd Sundays with Public Holidays.

 

29th June 1974- Fishing days were changed to any Saturday or Sunday from Wollongong including Public Holidays.

 

7th October 1975- Fishing days were changed to be the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

 

3rd December 1976- Wollongong G.F.C is now part of the Southern Zone of N.S.W.G.F.A incorporating    Shoalhaven, Batemans Bay, Canberra, Bermagui and Merimbula Clubs.

 

4th February 1977- New Club Journal called "The Gaff" was adopted from this meeting.

 

2nd October 1977- We adopted the N.S.W.G.F.A pointscore factor system and we also adopted the tag and release pointscore system.

 

8th October 1977- Deleted Grey Nurse Sharks as a pointscore fish.

 

2nd December 1979- 2nd Gantry to be erected at 9am ( ?? 25th of August, 1979.)

 

4th January 1980- Sold old scales for $100 and bought 200kg scales for $300.

 

1st January 1980- Wollongong’s Sportfishing Club and Wollongong’s G.F.C had their first challenge on the 23rd of April 1980.

 

4th July 1980- Fees increased to $15.00 for all anglers.

 

1979/80 Season- Wollongong G.F.C went from being part of Southern Zone to being part of Central Zone incorporating Port Hacking, Botany Bay, Sydney and Broken Bay.

 

List of Boats For the 1967/68... First season of Wollongong G.F.C

  • Pudden 2,

  • Alma G,

  • Sandra K,

  • Markudla,

  • Karina,

  • G.P. 53N,

  • Kingfisher,

  • Mako,

  • Spindrift,

  • Mustang,

  • RedBill,

  • Barracuda,

  • Keira,

  • C. Ginck

 

List of Boats for the 1996/97 Season - The 30th Anniversary Year of the Wollongong G.F.C

  • Hammerhead,

  • My Way,

  • Rachel K,

  • Sandra K,

  • Strike Zone,

  • Serenity,

  • Predator,

  • Time & Tide,

  • Westy,

  • Wet Dream,

  • Tua Tui,

  • Top Shelf,

  • Sea Tamer,

  • Cobra,

  • U2,

  • Sea-Ducer,

  • The Office,

  • Alcatraz,

  • Ridgy Didge,

  • Yogi Bear,

  • Skuna,

  • Demon,

  • Barb,

  • El Bandito,

  • Seaker,

  • Obsession,

  • Shadow,

  • Eagle,

  • Broo Boy,

  • Hawke Eye,

  • Tabak

 

2017/2018 Season- Club meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Towradgi Park Bowls and Recreation Club in Towradgi starting at 7pm.

Thanks to all that provided information on the clubs history and I ask that anyone who may have further information or photographs of the early years to please contact the club or send the information in so we can endeavor to write up a full history of the club.

 

From the Wollongong Game Fishing Club.

 

Go Wollongong ! ! !