Membership: Fishing Club members must be a financial member of the Caloundra Power Boat Club. Fishing Club membership is $50 per financial year. Juniors under the age of 18 years are free. All members and juniors are covered by QAFCA insurance.
Club competitions are contested on a monthly basis for offshore and estuary divisions [Link to Comp Dates]. Club members fish the offshore competition as the one division, while the estuary competition is fished in A Grade, B Grade, Veterans, Ladies and Junior divisions. Estuary divisions include fishing from a boat, beach or shoreline.
Competition boundaries extend from Noosa to the Bribie Island Bridge for both estuary and offshore anglers and to 30 nautical miles east of these two points for offshore anglers [Link to Comp Rules]. Monthly competitions are fished between 12 Midnight Friday night and 12:00 noon Sunday only. During the year, annual bream, whiting and team specific competitions are also held. Rule variations apply to these competitions.
On average, about 30 members fish each monthly competition and enjoy both the competitive and social side of fishing. Weigh-ins for these events are held from 12:00 noon at the Caloundra Power Boat Club on the Sunday of each competition. After a BBQ lunch we have a weigh in followed by the presentation of monthly winners.
Junior Support: The Fishing Club encourages and supports junior angling throughout the Sunshine Coast. Since 2005 the Club has conducted a “Schoolfish Education Program “with the Golden Beach School, held over three specific morning sessions targeting the arts of casting, baiting and fishing.
In 2006 the Club conducted its first annual “Take a Kid Fishing Day” which attracts up to 200 budding anglers competing for an extensive list of prizes and give-aways donated by many generous businesses and sponsors on the Sunshine Coast. Take A Kid Fishing Day
Schoofish Education Program – Golden Beach State School
Social Events: The Fishing Club also has an active social calendar with our social secretary regularly organising annual events including social bowls morning, Christmas picnics and the annual presentation & dinner night. Social Events
Community Support: The Fishing Club provides financial support to a variety of voluntary and charitable organisations each year. The amounts are reviewed on an annual basis and are dependent on the Club’s financial situation.