John Kingsford

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Since our last newsletter, a lot has happened. We wound up July with the club having our annual dinner and awards night. As usual, it was a great night, great food, great company and heaps of laughs. I had the honour on the night to present John “Smudga” Smith a Life Membership. Considering how often John is at the club, it was incredible that with the voting process needed to get club approval for a Life Membership he was genuinely surprised at the presentation. Thank you all for not letting the cat out of the bag. 

A big thank you must go out to our Social Secretary Alan Staton for the wonderful effort organising the club’s annual dinner and awards night. The food was plentiful and very tasty. There is a lot of background work that goes into putting the dinner together. All the sponsors are contacted for donations of prizes for the night and then the prizes need to be picked up. On this point, as a club, we are indebted to our sponsors for their generosity and constant support. We had great prizes as always and most of us went home with some goodies. Our sponsors are listed in the newsletter, please support our sponsors and when you visit our sponsors, let them know you are a member of NSFFC. This gives positive feedback to our sponsors and encourages them regarding their investment in our club. 

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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