Canberra Angler's Association
Please go to our main website at http://www.canberra-anglers.asn.au/
The Canberra Angler's Association has a long history dating back to immediately after World War 2. Its constitution summarises its goals as:
The objects of the Association shall be:
- the protection of trout and other fish;
- the care of trout streams and other waters;
- the encouragement of angling in all its best aspects;
- the promotion of social intercourse amongst anglers including the conduct of competitions;
- the encouragement of juniors to learn sportsmanship and watercraft through angling.
Meetings are held monthly (except for December and January) on the second Wednesday of the month starting 8pm at the Weston Club near Cooleman Court Shopping Centre in Weston. Meetings generally seek to avoid administration and focus on a guest speaker. (In December a meeting is held, but is generally a barbeque held at a local fishing spot)
Fishing events are generally held monthly except for the Christmas break and the depths of winter. Other events such as fly tying instruction are held on occasion. Of particular interest is the annual Fly Casting training days held each year on the Sunday of the three weekends preceding the opening of trout fishing in streams (October Long Weekend). The first two are on the lawns near old Parliament House, the final Sunday is typically at the Eucumbene Trout farm to try the skills on the water.
The club is affiliated to the NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers http://www.freshwateranglers.com.au/