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Are you a member of a fishing club ?

Local Fishing Club
3 (13.6%)
ANSA - Australia National Sport fishing Association
1 (4.5%)
GFAA - Game Fishing Association of Australia
0 (0%)
QAFCA - Queensland Amateur Fishing Clubs Association Inc
4 (18.2%)
Not a Member of any clubs or associations
14 (63.6%)

Total Members Voted: 22

Voting closed: October 08, 2011, 07:47:34 AM


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Re: Are you a member of a fishing club ?
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2011, 07:25:29 AM »
Thanks to every one who voted - I hope to see Sunfish communicating on our main forums more in future when suitable.

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Re: Are you a member of a fishing club ?
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2013, 10:47:04 AM »
Wiksey and rayke is very much correct and I agree.

Wiksey is totally correct about "Sunfish publications" and the caption regarding carp should be "Noxious pest - do not release into water". Carp is vermin so why did sunfish not call a spade a spade and say it's a Noxious Pest.

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Re: Are you a member of a fishing club ?
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2013, 09:22:39 PM »
This discussion has clearly shown up the divisions  present in recreational fishing. It also shows that the focus is mainly on what happens in Queensland, rather than what is good for fishing on a National basis. Ok as the name implies Sunfish is Queensland based, and has some glaring faults. So what needs to be done is get the organisation infiltrated with some new ideas. There's no point in bagging an organisation if no one is prepared to do something about it. Then if that fails perhaps it's time to start something new. A lot of these things get driven by who makes the most noise, but the noise has to come from within rather than standing on the sidelines and throwing cr@p. I'm not in Queensland so I see no reason to join Sunfish but if there were a National body I'd have to reconsider. The Feds have a lot to say about where we can fish as does the State Gov but simply locking yourselves in to one state is not the answer. In saying that I'm assuming that most anglers like to travel outside their own state occasionally. We need a peak National body supported by State Associations.
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Re: Are you a member of a fishing club ?
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2013, 05:02:51 PM »
yes

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Re: Are you a member of a fishing club ?
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2013, 10:54:14 PM »
Rec fish aus had a crack at national representation. looks to have failed having to deal with cross border differences in rules / regs.

Qlders need a fair dinkum representative body. Sunfish look after the pilly pegging surf casters, fartsack fail to cover the fresh, nobody seems to give any decent representation the offshore or inshore. The whole lot need to get their heads together and sort their shite out.

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Re: Are you a member of a fishing club ?
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2013, 07:16:46 PM »
My point exactly mate, the decision makers know that we are basically a deeply divided mob with everyone going their own way. If you want to represent any interest group to government bodies it has to be as united as possible. At the moment we have far too many different hands up in the air. I fail to see why there has not been more interest shown by the retail/wholesale/ manufacturing end of tackle and boating. After all they are the ones who will lose a lot of money if we lose a recreation.

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Re: Are you a member of a fishing club ?
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2013, 11:11:32 PM »
Another great example of a "self proclaimed state body" not getting off their butts..... In SE Qld the main water supplier SEQWater is doing a wide scale review of their recreational policy & access to 30 odd water bodies. To the best of my knowledge, nobody from Marine Qld has attended any of the public meetings to offer input. I knew this review was coming for a fair while & spoke to the CEO of Marine Qld a the 2012 Brisbane Boat Show AND emailed the President about the opportunity to have places like Wivenhoe opened to better boating access. Well my email was deleted by the president without being read (yes I put a tracker on the email) & the CEO said, that "Wivenhoe would never be opened due to the amount of standing trees in the water". Seriously WTF are these people on? Wivenhoe was was de-treed before it filled. The biggest structure out there are a few old fence posts, yet just upstream at Somerset there's a gazillion standing ironbarks to 6 foot wide at the base & you can boat as fast as you like there...... If they'd got off their ar$e and gone for a look they'd have half a clue.

Absolutely hopeless & false representation IMHO. A massive opportunity lost for them & their membership.

AFTA?

Canoeing Qld? 

Sinfush?

QAFCA?

ANSA?

Only rep group I've seen in from our sector was FFSAQ. 

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Re: Are you a member of a fishing club ?
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2013, 10:18:40 AM »
@ Sweetwater,
I hear where your coming from and can relate to that.

It's very piss poor and lame of that group (Marine Qld)

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Re: Are you a member of a fishing club ?
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2013, 08:50:27 PM »
Fitzy this is my point, (or one of them) that we cannot depend on qango's and the Sir Humphrey system to get anything of use up and running. More and more I believe that the boating and tackle industry, with the backing of recreational fishers that are non aligned to any particular fishing discipline to make it happen. Once again I further believe that it needs to be a national thing. I really don't care if it begins in Queensland or Tasmania for that matter, but ALL fishers need to be involved. Otherwise we are simply another fragmented mob that will get little recognition or credibility.

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Re: Are you a member of a fishing club ?
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2013, 06:00:57 AM »
I'm usually throwing line out Ipswich way. Anyone know of some clubs out there?  Lure fishing only!!


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