South Queensland Amateur Fishing Clubs Association.

Syndication / History

Article By  Meade Murphy   ( Created on 16th of February 2011 )

South Queensland was born in 1960. The president brought forward the executive’s recommendation that the south Queensland division of Q.A.F.C.A. be formed.

After some discussion, it was decided that this annual meeting of Q.A.F.C.A. be formed; this decision to take affect from August 2, 1960. The President then adjourned the annual meeting of Q.A.F.C.A. delegates to a time and place to be fixed. He then called a meeting of delegates from South Queensland clubs.

Formal motion that South Queensland Division be formed – Moved N Low seconded A Sanders that “the gathering of delegates of South Queensland clubs form the South Queensland Division of Q.A.F.C.A. and that the Division provisionally adopt the present Q.A.F.C.A. constitution.

The Brief History of SQAFCA

The South Queensland Amateur Fishing Club's Association was formed as an affiliated division of QAFCA in 1960.

Prior to this the control of the parent association QAFCA was dominated, much to the displeasure o the northern divisions by the "Queen Street Crowd." Some of the major players involved in the formation of this new division were "Big" Bill Sanders (the father of) Al Sanders; Bill Kerr and Tom Ludlow.

These men of great character have all passed on now but their legacy remains today in the form of an association committed to the fostering of good will amongst amateur fishermen, both male and female, as well as the organization of regular inter-club competitions.

The total membership of all clubs affiliated with SQAFCA is now in excess of 6,000. The interest of these members ranges from purely social to highly competitive.

Most clubs welcome visitors on club trips and many anglers attend as visitors on a regular basis. If you are interested in honing your skills in the skilful and challenging art of angling you may contact the secretary of a SQAFCA amateur club near you from the list appearing on this site.

Publicity Officer SQAFCA


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