Parliamentary Sectary Press Release

Parliamentary Sectary Press Release

QGFA 75th Annual General Meeting

QGFA 75th Annual General Meeting

The 75th Annual General Meeting of the Queensland Game Fishing Assn Inc was held at the Rydges Southbank in Townsville on Saturday 24th August 2013.  The weekend kicked off on the Friday night with a   Meet and Greet party at the Townsville Yacht Club which was put on by host club Townsville Game Fishing Club.  This evening was attend by members of the Townsville Club along with the Delegates and their partners from the visiting clubs. Saturday the 24th was taken up with the Annual General Meeting and was attend by 40 Delegates from 15 of the 19 Member Clubs. The conference ended with a Presentation Dinner on the Saturday night which was held at Rydges Convention Centre.  There were 55 Delegates and Guests present at the dinner and all had a good time. 2012 – 13 TROPHY WINNERS: Colin Earle Perpetual Trophy   –   Champion Club Overall – All Species – Tag and Release   –  Sunshine Coast GFC Dawn Earle Perpetual Trophy  –   Champion Angler Overall – All Species – Tag and Release –  Jeff Oates (Sunshine Coast) Colin Earle Memorial Trophy   –    Champion Angler Overall – Other Species – Tag and Release – Ryan McKinnon (Mooloolaba) Peter Pakula Perpetual Trophy –  Champion Junior Overall –  All Species  –  Tag and Release  –  Daniel Brooks (Sunshine Coast) ALL PORTS INTERCLUB WINNERS:  Brian Kirkby Perpetual Trophy Champion Club Overall   –   MOOLOOLABA Champion Angler Overall   –   Greg Gilbert (Townsville) Champion Boat Overall   –   Compromise (Mooloolaba) Champion Male Angler   –   Greg Gilbert (Townsville) Champion Female Angler   –   Kellie Jensen (Mooloolaba) Champion Junior Round 1   –   Jack Grimes (Mooloolaba) Champion Junior Round 2   –   PJ Bennett (Mooloolaba) Champion Club Zone 2   –   Townsville Champion Club Zone 3   –   Mooloolaba Zones 1 and 4 did not contest the All...

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Q.G.F.A. Celebrates 75 Years – 1937 – 2012

Q.G.F.A. Celebrates 75 Years – 1937 – 2012

The Queensland Game Fishing Association was formed in Brisbane, on the 23rd August 1937 by a small group of game fishing enthusiasts under the Chairmanship of the Hon.  J. Dash, M.L.A.,  Minister for Transport.  The Associations first committee comprised the following;       Patron – His Excellency the Lt. Governor and Chief Justice, Sir James Blair, K.C.M.G President  – A. B. Carrodus, Esq Vice President  –  Norman E. Gow, Esq Secretary  – John Murray, Esq Treasurer  –  George C. Lambert, Esq Committee –  E. D. Smout, Esq – S. H. Harris, Esq – A. J. McCawley, Esq – D. A. Lavery, Esq – R. S. Marriott, Esq At the end of the first year the Association had a total of 79 Members and was viewed as a vindication by our founders that the state needed this Association.  This small group of dedicated men had, in just one year, found funding and erected seven Weigh Stations at Hamilton in Brisbane; Amity Point; Comboyuro Point; Heron Island; Lady Musgrave Island; Hayman Island and Lindeman Island. The Queensland Government of the day was very supportive of the Association and, through the agency of the Hon. John Dash, M.L.A., Minister for Transport, donated a series of cups for competition in Queensland Waters during the Sesqui Centenary Celebration’s Game Angling Contest. Over the years, and with the formation of what is now the Game Fishing Association of Australia on 26th October 1937, the structure of our Association has changed somewhat.  Game Fishing Clubs were being formed in the coastal areas from Brisbane to Cairns, hence the Clubs became the Members of the QGFA and their members became affiliates. The Queensland Game Fishing Association now has 19 Member Clubs, ranging from the Gold Coast to Cairns, and has 1856 affiliates. Whilst the Objectives of the Association have not changed, and we still reserve the right to weigh a fish, our affiliated anglers prefer to support the Tag and Release of fish in order to gain the Scientific knowledge needed to protect our resources. The past 75 years have given us 23 Presidents, our current President being Mr Graeme Devin who has been serving now since 2008, and our 22 Past Presidents are as follows;...

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