Please find below the link to the current Membership forms
At the NSWGFA AGM held over the weekend (16-17 July) Changes to Shark T&R were voted in and are effective as of the 18th July.
The rationale for the proposal was to encourage fishers to tag sharks that are borderline making minimum weight, as opposed to bringing tem in just in case it weighs.
6-10kg 15kg 24kg 37kg 60kg
Sharks 3750pts 3450pts 3000pts 2550pts 2250pts
Blue Sharks 3125pts 2875pts 2500pts 2125pts 1875pts
A Shimano Tiagra 16 will be the raffle prise for members who sign up by 15th of December at Clubs Christmas General meeting on that date.
Membership renewals are due by the 1st September and can be paid via Electronic transfer to Clubs Bank account. E-mail entry forms to Secretary email@example.com
Kiama GFC Bank details are shown on the bottom of Membership forms on Clubs Website: www.kiamagfc.com.au
You can of course post to PO Box 447, Kiama 2533 or drop into my house if you wish to pay by cash, but ring first.
Membership cards will be posted to you when you re-join/new members and need to be available when you enter Tournaments (put in your wallet).
Note: At recent NSWGFA AGM a motion was moved for establishment of a data base to check entrants in Tournaments are members of an affiliated Club. Apparently, southern clubs were getting a lot of Victorian anglers entering their Comps on “ bogus” memberships
I would expect you will be asked to produce proof of membership (membership cards) at Tournaments in the future.
Also at the AGM, the rules regarding use of Multifilament lines, commonly referred to as “Braid” have not changed and at the Kiama Blowhole Big Fish Classic the use of multifilament line is prohibited, as is the case with most other Tournaments.
Absolute wins Lizard Island Tournament!
Congratulations to Peter & Sheridan Yates from Kiama whose boat “Absolute” has won the prestigious Lizard Island Tournament Tagging and Releasing 8 Marlin.
“Absolute” also caught a personal best with a massive 1,188lbs Black Marlin that was of course not included in the Comp which is Tag & Release only.
Also crewing on Absolute were Adam & Anissa Newcombe with some Queenslanders making up a professional crew that has beaten a huge fleet of the “who’s who” in professional Charter boats in Queensland that had anglers from all over the World in the Comp.
Truly a remarkable effort on the International stage of Game Fishing that has put both Absolute and Kiama GFC in the lime light.
Kiama had our best representation ever at this
Tournament with Sondal Bensan, Mitch Cronin
and Logan Wilson also in the Comp on one of
The mid-week fishing was also sensational with all
those who fished the Comp from Kiama, also catching
Marlin, Dog Tooth tuna, GT’s, Yahoo and many other
species to make a memorable trip.
Definitely a WOW moment for all those involved!