Who We Are

The Canberra Fisherman's Club Inc. is a local sport fishing club catering for the needs of the ACT's competitive and social anglers alike. Copies of our current By-Laws and Constitution provide more details on our rules and regulations (see links below).

Through our affiliation with the Australian National Sportfishing Association (ANSA), our members are entitled to fish for State, National and International Records, attain Master Angler Awards and compete in ANSA Conventions.

Not everyone takes their fishing that seriously though! We don't mind if you're a competitive or social angler, we hope to cater for everyone.

Canberra Fisherman's Club is also a foundation member of the Capital Region Fishing Alliance (CRFA), whose mission is "enhancing recreational fishing in the Capital Region'.

We are also affiliated with the NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers (NSW CFA).

Meetings and Outings

CFC holds general meetings on the second Tuesday of the month at Eastlakes Football Club, 3 Oxley St, Griffith, commencing at 7:30pm. Visitors and guests are most welcome to attend. A few times a year, we arrange guest speakers or special events for meetings, otherwise they involve outing planning, discussions about what has been biting and where, providing updates on fishing rules, upcoming events and activities. They conclude with a raffle to raise money for our various activities and events.

Twelve club outings are held each year. The dates and locations are decided by members. We try and schedule outings to coincide with long weekends, ANSA Conventions or other events which may interest members so that they can make the most of their fishing time. We aim to provide a balance of freshwater (both trout and natives) and saltwater outings to cater for everyone's tastes.

Our monthly outings are targeted at the more social side of fishing, with members often sharing accommodation and teaming up to help each other find fish. Whether freshwater or salt, land based or on a boat, there's usually someone to share a day's fishing with. Fish caught throughout the year are eligible for our annual awards, allowing those with a competitive bent to fish when it suits them most.

Other Activities

The highlight of the CFC calendar is our annual Burrinjuck ANSA Convention, now in its 40th year. Held on the first weekend in November each year, our Convention attracts upwards of 200 anglers from all over NSW who compete in both ANSA and non-ANSA categories. The Convention counts towards the annual ANSA Convention Circuit as well.

CFC holds an annual Carpathon in January, which is a social outing for members and visitors. We put on a BBQ and present trophies at the end of the day. This is great event for kids and parents.

Our annual Presentation Dinner (usually held in September) and our Kids Christmas Party are two more non-fishing events targeted at the whole family. Other activities are arranged at the suggestion of members.

We have also been involved in running Kids Fishing Clinics to help introduce juniors to fishing. These clinics are usually run as part of the Annual Canberra Carp Out and are held on the Saturday prior to the main event.

In March 2008, we held our inaugural Canberra Carp-Out, this is now an annual event on our calendar and through this event we raise money and share the net profits 50/50 with the The Cancer Support Group - ACT Eden Monaro's own and stocking of the local lakes with native fish.  

See our events menu for more information.