President's Page

John Kingsford

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As I sit here and think about what our club has on its plate this coming Cup weekend (although some of us have to work on Monday) there is a lot on. We have what is traditionally the Club’s retreat to Freeburgh. Camping at the caravan park operated by one of our sponsors, Freeburgh Cabins. Pat Sheridan also cooks a slab of beef on the spit for everyone to enjoy on the Sunday. To date I have not had the pleasure of enjoying this tradition, but it is definitely on my bucket list.

Also, the Club is hosting the Simon Gawesworth Rio Casting Day on Saturday. This should be a good day and will give those attending a chance to hear Simon talk and try all the different Rio Lines. There will also be prizes available to win on the day too. Andrew Connell, a longtime member of our club, will host the day and Andrew has indicated that there is a lot of interest from other clubs to attend. Fortunately, we will have a team of our members to help on the day with settng up and looking after the hungry crowd with one of our famous barbecues.

We had a great turnout at last month’s meeting to hear Renae Ayres form the Arthur Rylar Institute, talking about her research on King Parrot Creek. There was a lot of interest with what Renae had to say. Renae did mention aZer the meeting that she found our questions and our openness to be involved with her talk as she was delivering it very refreshing.

It is very encouraging to see the numbers increase on fly tying nights. These nights are a great opportunity to learn from very experienced fly tyers, practice some casting down on the pond or pop in for a chin wag. Speaking of the casting pond, Phil and the gang gave it a good clean last week and for anyone who has done it in the past, it is not an easy job. Thanks guys.

As mentioned last month, our auction night has been moved to the 5th Thursday night of November. This is a great opportunity to get rid of those things cluttering up the man cave or shed. Items like fly fishing gear, camping gear, etc. Auction nights are a lot of fun. There are bargains to be had and money to be made. The club receives 10% of the final bid, and the rest of the money goes to you.

Not long now until the end of the year, so our break up is looming and our shed clean up. Keep an eye out for dates.

For another month, tight lines,


The Flyfisher Sale and Talks

Just in case you didn't see it in the Flylife magazine, The Flyfisher will be holding a massive sale over 13, 14, 15 & 16th June.  There are some massive bargains available.  Also there will be some great discussions being conducted by some of Australia's best fly anglers.  Make sure you get in and support one of our great sponsors and let them know you're form Northern.




Paul Worsteling's Tackleworld Cranbourne

The Committee recently accepted the kind offer of sponsorship from Paul Worsteling's Tackleworld Cranbourne.  Paul has offered a great sponsorship package to the Club and you should start seeing some goods in the raffles very shortly.  If you get down to Cranbourne make sure you drop in and let the guys know where you are from and if you see Paul in your travels, see if you can get him up to the Club for some casting lessons.


Flyfinz Tackle and Books

After a successful visit to the Club, Flyfinz has become our latest addition to our sponsors list.  There are copies of the latest catalogue at the Club or just contact Jim through the website.  Don't forget to let him know you're from the Club so you get your discount.

Tonic Eyewear

Great news everyone, Tonic Eyewear has agreed to sponsor the Club.  Tonic have some great products that you need to get in and have a look on their website.  Make sure you let them know you're from the Club.


Aussie Angler

Long time sponsor, Aussie Angler has just started a specials / clearance page. The page has lots of rods etc. below cost with new items being added regularly. Get in quick as numbers are limited on most items.

Welcome to the Northern Suburbs Fly Fishing Club.

The Club was established in 1971 and is situated at Yarrambat Park Lake, Yan Yean Road, Yarrambat.  (Melways Map 184 F5).

Enter via the golf course driveway and turn right towards clubrooms.  Our Clubrooms are located beside a lake, which is regularly stocked by Fisheries.

The Club meets every Thursday in the month and guests are always welcome.  All meetings begin at 7.45pm.

The 1st Thursday of the month is our general meeting. General meetings usually conclude with a guest speaker.  The 2nd and 4th Thursday are fly tying nights and the club has all the necessary equipment and materials for newcomers use.

The 3rd Thursday is our committee meeting.

Other activities held throughout the year include regular fishing trips fly casting, coaching and competitions, Introduction to fly fishing courses (see below), and Come & Try Fishing days.  Please check the calendar and website for events.

When: 21 Oct 17

Staying At: Day trip although Kendall A Camping Ground is a great spot if you can swing the extra day

Trip Coordinator: Pat Sheridan

Trip Classification: Stream and River

Trip Description

The Rubicin River is one of the iconic Victorian rivers that is generally productive for a range of different

sized fish.  Flows at the moment are probably not great however the fishing is fair to good.  There are some very

nice fish being caught and released around the area.

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