Who we are -
SQAFCA inc. is a non profit organisation with democratically elected voluntary Offices & Management committee. It's direction & policy is determined by the Members & our funding is through member subscriptions, sponsorships & generous donations. Recent sponsorships have allowed SQAFCA to expand its trophy values & ensure individuals are competing with anglers of a similar expertise.
For the competition minded there are club listings & a calendar of events being held by SQAFCA along with the results of all the past competitions.
All our clubs are affiliated with the Queensland Amateur Fishing Clubs Association Inc. & directly with SUNFISH inc. Queensland. Our members also fish in Australian titles & have been very successful in the past. SQAFCA currently has 23 affiliated clubs comprising around 800 anglers & all types of fishing are catered for including estuary, surf , offshore & freshwater . Up to 130 of these individual anglers regularly fish in one the local SQAFCA competitions which are usually followed by a social BBQ during the weigh in.
Community activities -
To become community focused as well as competitive we have recently upgraded the Web site to allow non affiliated clubs to display their information & have included articles on how to fish our local waters. Our trade listings are also available to everyone especially members & general information on trades, boat hire & charters is available. As well as running competitions our members conduct day long fishing clinics for up to 30 participants mainly juniors from the general public, schools & the handicapped .
Supporting research -
The information contained in our records is often used in Fisheries research & many of our members are on fisheries committees or assist the researchers with their knowledge of recreational fishing. A conservation ethic is practiced in our clubs through a responsible fishing "Code of Practice" & long before any catch restrictions by Government our competitions had larger size limits & limits on the number of some species eligible for weigh in.
Join a club -
There is a club to suit your fishing needs - most cater for men, ladies, veterans & juniors & visitors are welcome on most trips. Locations fished & the types of fishing vary so check the club listings for one in your area that suits your needs.
In summary SQAFCA has been a leader in progressing fishing activity in Queensland for the past 55 years & will continue to be an integral part of the recreational fishing scene. Please take the time to peruse this website & hopefully it will convince you to join SQAFCA either as an individual through an existing club or ask how your club can benefit from joining SQAFCA.
David Bateman AM, President , SQAFCA inc.
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