Caloundra Power Boat Club - Fishing Club

Membership / Rosters and Rules

The CPBC Fishing Club is open to male and female anglers plus junior anglers. The Club is an affiliate member of the Queensland Amateur Fishing Club Association (QAFCA). Club competitions are contested on a monthly basis for offshore and estuary divisions. Club members fish the offshore competition as the one division, while the estuary competition is fished in A Grade, B Grade, Ladies and Junior divisions. Estuary divisions include fishing from water craft, beach or shoreline. 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 at the Caloundra Power Boat Club.

  • Fishing Club members must be a financial member of the Caloundra Power Boat Club
  • Fishing Club membership fee is $40.00 per person or $75 per family unit per financial year
  • Juniors – under 18 years of age are free
  • Members & juniors are covered by QAFCA insurance (cost of $14.00 & $6.00 from membership)


  • Assist in raffle duties – Friday nights – approximately twice a year
  • Assist in barbecue duties at monthly weigh ins – approximately once a year
  • Wear club T Shirt on raffle duties and at monthly weigh in

Interested in Joining our Club

You can download our membership form FROM THIS LINK. We look forward to seeing you at a meeting or at one of our outings.

If you need to order club apparel, please visit Coast Image Wear Website.


If a member is unable to do the raffle on the allocated date, it is his/her responsibility to arrange a swap with another member and early notification given to Terry Graham.
Failure to do this will result in being unable to participate in the members draw at the end of a competition weekend.
JULY15/07/2022Alan & Libby Zernike
22/07/2022Craig Zebrovius & Graham Barnard
29/07/2022Tric Johnstone & Chris Rogerson
AUGUST05/08/2022Ross Norman & Pat McDermid
12/08/2022Paul & Heather Kenderick
19/08/2022Sue & Sean Leak
26/08/2022Bluey & Shirley McLean
SEPTEMBER02/09/2022Ian Sanders & Sarah Browne
09/09/2022Terry & Mick Graham
16/09/2022Max Elliott & Gail Isaac
23/09/2022Ray Doyle & Paul Porter
30/09/2022Ty Hoppe & Rebecca Grace
OCTOBER07/10/2022Pat & Narelle Evans
14/10/2022Graham Johnston & John Rudkin
21/10/2022Paul & Lee-Ann Cannon
28/10/2022Barry Johnson & Kerry Cuskelly
NOVEMBER 04/11/2022Paddy & Lisa Kane
11/11/2022Merv & Sharlene Little
18/11/2022Scott Beaver & Sarah Sheppard
25/11/2022Diane & Russell Kemp
DECEMBER 02/12/2022Alan & Libby Zernike
09/12/2022Adam & Dianne McGregor


If a member is unable to do the BBQ on the allocated date, it is his/her responsibility to arrange a swap with another member and early notification given to Terry Graham.
Failure to do this will result in being unable to participate in the members draw at the end of a competition weekend.
The commencement of cooking for the BBQs is midday on monthly competition days. The barbecue is to be cleaned after use. Other annual competitions are to be advised.
JANUARY16/01/2022Ross Gray & Craig McQueen
FEBRUARY13/02/2022Michael O'Neill & Graham Barnard
MARCH (team comp)06/03/2022Volunteers
MARCH20/03/2022Graham Johnston & Paddy Kane
APRIL24/04/2022Russel Kemp & John Rudkin
MAY15/05/2022Paul Cannon & Leon Freeleagus
JUNE12/06/2022Mick Graham & Paul Kenderick
JULY (BC)10/07/2022Pat & Harrison McDermid
JULY To be announced
AUGUST28/08/22Michael O'Neill & Graham Barnard
SEPTEMBER11/09/22Ian Sanders & Kerry Cuskelly
OCTOBER(WC)09/10/22Pat & Harris McDermid
OCTOBER23/10/22Bluey McLean & Russell Kemp
NOVEMBER20/11/22Paul Cannon & Ty Hoppe
DECEMBER11/12/22Harris McDermid & Paddy Kane
Note: Terry Graham will be in contact with members listed in the above rosters during the week prior to their allocation to confirm their availability. Any concerns, please contact Terry on mobile 0408 190 569.

Rules and By-Laws

All voting members of the Caloundra Power Boat Club are eligible to join the Fishing Club upon payment of an annual membership fee due on the 1st July each year.

Fishing Club meetings are held at the Club commencing at 6.30pm on the last Monday of the bi-month or at the discretion of the Committee. Competitions are held as per the fishing calendar distributed to members. The competition divisions are Offshore, A Grade Men's Estuary, B Grade Men's Estuary, Women's Estuary and Junior Estuary. The Estuary competition can be fished from water craft, beach or the shore.


  1. All competitors must be financial members of the CPBC and the CPBCFC.

  2. Monthly competitions are fished between 12:00 midnight Friday nights and 12:00 noon Sunday only. The weigh-in is conducted at the CPBC. A $5.00 competition registration fee must be paid to the Treasurer by 12:30pm sharp PRIOR to the 1.00pm weigh in to be eligible for entry into the draw and to participate in the monthly competition. Juniors fee is NIL. This fee entitles members and juniors to a free sausage sizzle lunch. Member’s family or guests are welcome at a cost of $2.00 each with frequency of participation to be managed by common sense, fairness and by the committee. A portion of these funds are donated to charity.

  3. Offshore anglers are required to log in and out with the Coast Guard and must have a minimum of two persons per boat. Notification of intent to fish offshore must be given to the president by 8pm on the Thursday prior to the competition.

    A member must weigh in at least one fish to be awarded a placing (e.g. winner, runner up etc). Other members can weigh in your catch after payment of your $5.00 weigh-in fee, however you must be present to participate in the members’ draw and be awarded a placing in a competition. In the event of a tie in an adult competition the prize or prizes will be split as will the handicap points. In the case of a tie in the Junior competition, in order to promote the sport, each place getter will receive the full prize and the full handicap. You must have fulfilled your raffle and barbecue roster to participate in the sponsors’ draw.

    The club weigh master is the sole identifier of all fish presented for weigh in. Members are encouraged to have their bag checked before weigh-in to avoid penalties. Fishing boundaries are between Inskip Point and the Bribie Bridge for estuary anglers while the offshore boundaries are between Noosa Heads and Bribie Island Bridge with a 30 nautical mile eastern limit for offshore anglers between the above two points. To be eligible to weigh in, the member must have fished a minimum of four hours or have a legal fish to weigh in. Juniors must have fished a minimum of one hour. Any infringement of Queensland Fisheries or club rules will result in a 50 point penalty per infringement and ineligibility for a prize in that competition e.g. weighing in 17 fish would result in a 100 point penalty.

  4. Queensland Fisheries rules and regulations, sizes and bag limits apply for offshore and estuary (except as in 4 below). A maximum of 15 fish per competitor applies to both offshore & estuary for all Grades.

    A GRADE a maximum of 5 fish per species can be weighed in.
    OFFSHORE, B GRADE, LADIES & JUNIORS, 1 species a maximum of 10 fish, all others a maximum of 5 fish.

  5. Exceptions to the Queensland Fisheries rules and regulations are listed on the reverse of the printed calendar which is available from the club secretary and also listed below.

  6. SIZE EXCEPTIONS: All Whiting - 25cm; All Bream and Tarwhine - 26cm; All Long Tom - 40cm; All unregulated estuary fish - 25cm; All unregulated offshore fish - 30cm.

    FISH WITH SEVERED GILL CONNECTIONS or incomplete fish must exceed the minimum legal size by at least 2cm.

    INELIGIBLE FISH FOR WEIGH-INS - eels, toads, sharks, rays, catfish, happy moments, bonefish, tripod fish, stonefish, sucker fish, grinner, marlin, barracuda, sailfish, scorpion cod, trigger fish, leatherjacket.


  7. All fish are weighed in whole at all club competitions.

  8. The normal prizes for a monthly competition, for Offshore and Estuary, both A Grade and B Grade, Juniors and Ladies, are club or sponsor vouchers. All senior male members have been divided into A Grade and B Grade for Estuary competitions based on a rating system. The club has adopted this rating system whereby members are rated by dividing the progressive points total after each competition by the number of competitions fished…so giving a rating. The A Grade competition is made up of approximately the highest rated 35% of members with the B Grade competition comprising approximately the remaining 65% of male members. All new male members, except those with acknowledged ability, are placed in B Grade with their ratings reviewed after each and every competition for their first six weigh-ins. If, at any stage, their rating exceeds the annual benchmark they will be immediately transferred to A Grade retaining all accumulated competition and handicap points.

  9. All competitions, both Estuary and Offshore, are run on a points system.
    5 points if compete and weigh in (no fish)
    10 points for weigh in (a fish)
    20 points for each kilo
    10 points for each fish

    The person with the highest accumulated points, after allowing for handicaps (winner:40 points, runner-up:20 points) wins the competition.

  10. All points obtained in competitions are accumulated, and at yearly presentation, awards are presented to the winners and awards are presented to the winners and runners-up of all divisions, based on the best ten results out of the twelve monthly competitions. Winners' trophies are also presented for the highest accumulated points from the four nominated monthly competitions, being the months of September, December, March and June. The four month trophies are for Offshore, Men, Ladies and Juniors. Other awards are also presented as follows.
    Special Trophies
    Bruce Trethan Memorial Trophy - Heaviest Bream
    Barry Purcell Memorial Trophy - Heaviest Whiting
    Keith Schulz Memorial Trophy - Veteran Angler
    Dave Toms Memorial Trophy - Annual Whiting Competition
    Bream Competition Trophy - Annual Bream Competition
    Schulz Family Trophy - Junior Heaviest Fish

  11. During the year special competitions are held. These include, the Annual Whiting competition, Annual Bream competition and Teams Competition. Rule variations apply to these competitions.

  12. Any members of the Caloundra Power Boat Club Fishing Club are invited to attend our bi-monthly general meetings. There is a notice board at the Club displaying all the information concerning future Fishing Club activities. In all situations the Committees decision will be final. All members are required to sell raffle tickets and complete BBQ duties as rostered. Non-compliance may result in a penalty determined by the Committee.

  13. Each club member is required to purchase a Club T Shirt at a discounted price and wear it when rostered to sell raffle tickets and at the monthly weigh in.

    The committee accept no liability for any injury, loss or damage to any person in the course of any club activity whether such injury or loss is due to or is alleged to be due to any act, neglect or default of any official or agent. All competitors fully understand that in participating they do so their own risk.


    Revised 2019

    All Social Clubs are formed under the Constitution of the Caloundra Power Boat Club Limited (adopted 28 September 2008), in particular clause 24 titled ‘Interest Groups’. Therefore these Clubs must abide by the Constitution and all legislation that directs the operations of the Club.

    All funds generated by fund raising activities on Club premises by Social Clubs or Interest Groups must be processed through the Caloundra Power Boat Club internal clubs financial accounts system immediately following the activity. In addition, the Social Club that generates the funds must also lodge, with the funds, a return/s providing details of the funds raised and the prizes awarded. General and accounting records must be kept correctly, recording and explaining the transactions for the activities, for a period of five years. * Social Clubs that have regular weekly/monthly competitions where income and expenditure occur may be required by the Caloundra Power Boat Club Board to produce audited financial statements. The Social Club must pay for the cost of the audit. *

    All expenditure of funds held in the internal clubs financial accounts system, other than minor purchases/refunds made through petty cash, must have Board approval prior to commitment of any purchase by way of written notification to and from the Board.

    All sponsorship arrangements or agreements with a Social Club or Interest Group from the Caloundra Power Boat Club are reviewed annually on application to the Board from the Social Club or Interest Group.

    All social functions, such as Presentation Nights, are to be held at the Caloundra Power Boat Club.

    The Board encourages Social Club or Interest Group members to use the Club barbecue facilities for any social occasion.

    With the exception of private sponsorship prizes, all other prizes, where practical, are to be in the form of Caloundra Power Boat Club vouchers that are redeemable through the Quarterdeck Restaurant, bottle shop or Portside Cafe.

    Volunteers selling raffle tickets or carrying out any other work in any capacity for a not-for-profit association at the Caloundra Power Boat Club are considered workers under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. Therefore these volunteers are afforded protection by the Club if they undertake their volunteer duties in accordance with the CPBC’s Drug and Alcohol Policy (HR004) for employees. This policy states that:

    • The consumption of alcohol or the intoxication of an employee immediately before or during working hours is strictly prohibited and constitutes serious misconduct. Such activities will result in the immediate termination of the employee.

    This means that all raffle ticket sellers should not consume alcohol immediately before, or during the process of, selling raffle tickets or drawing the raffle prizes.

    * These requirements are to meet the provisions of the Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999.

    24 Interest groups

    24.1 Interest groups

    • (a) The Board may in its discretion:
      • (i) Authorise the formation of any number of incorporated groups (interest group) within the Company with such recreational, sporting or other objectives as it sees fit.
      • (ii) Approve the Constitution under which any interest group will function.
      • (iii) Regulate the activities of any interest group by rule, regulation or by law or by direction of the Board.
      • (iv) Disband any interest group.
    • (b) The name of each interest group will be ‘Caloundra Power Boat Club Limited’ (insert activity) Club.
    • (c) A Member of the Company will not form or participate in the activities of any group which;
      • (i) uses the name or Facilities of the Company; or
      • (ii) conducts its activities or the management of its affairs within the Premises. which has not been authorised by the Board as a interest group.
    • (d) Membership of any interest group will be restricted to those who are Members of the Company.
    • (e) Whilst a Member is engaged in an activity of an interest group, he will be bound by the Constitution and by laws of the Company including those relating to conduct.
    • (f) All money or other property acquired by an interest group will vest in the Company but will during the continued existence of the group be applied for the purposes of that group.
    • (g) The Company will act as banker to each interest group and no accounts or investments will be held otherwise by an interest group.
    • (h) Each group may elect it’s own officers and conduct it’s own affairs (including setting of its own Membership and other fees) subject to its own and this Constitution and any rules, regulations or by laws or directions of the Board.
    • (i) Each group will provide such information, reports and minutes of its meetings as may be required by the Board.

    Extract from Caloundra Power Boat Club Ltd Constitution 28 September 2008


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