The Sportfishing Group was established to cater for CPBA members who either wanted to affiliate with the Australian National Sportfishing Association (ANSA WA) and fish within ANSA guidelines or simply enjoyed their fishing as a sport.
The ANSA ethos toward fishing is that “The underlying spirit of angling is that the skill of the angler is pitted against the strength and instincts of the fish and that the latter is entitled to an even chance for its survival”.
Many members of the Sportfishing Group contribute to the WESTAG fish tagging programme run jointly by WA Fisheries and ANSA WA.
Participation in Sportfishing Group activities is open to all members of CPBA, guests of members are welcome to participate on a social basis also.
Activities of the Sportfishing Group include
- Monthly fishing competitions
- Boat ideas “how to” days
- Monthly group meetings
- Social events
- Educational activities
- Escorted trips to different fishing areas
- Organised trips away
- Annual trophy awards
Some club trips and events have included escorted night navigation around Cockburn Sound, escorted runs offshore, fish filleting how-to’s, trips to Jurien Bay, Thevenard (Mackerel Islands) and Coral Bay, rig making nights and so on.
The Sportfishing Group conducts competitions on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
If the competition day is blown out due to poor weather conditions one attempt will be made to hold the competition on the Sunday following, if that fails no competition is held that month.
Group meetings are held in the Clubrooms from 7.30pm on the 2nd Monday of each month. Social activities are run throughout the year, most times these are advertised well in advance in the Club Newsletter, sometimes lead times don’t quite work out right.
Contact the Club Office on 9418 5868 for contact details or come along to the next Sportfishing Group meeting or activity to find out more, Sportfishing Group guidelines are available from the club on request or click on the link to view.