Illawarra Fly Fishers Club was formed on the 5th of July 1989 and was
incorporated on the 6th of January 1993.
The objectives of I.F.F. to enhance the members enjoyment of
the sport of fly fishing by providing opportunities for members to increase
their knowledge and skills and to assist with maintaining the
environment associated with fly fishing.
The club is active in an increasing range of activities related to fly
fishing and fly tying catering to both salt and freshwater anglers.
Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month except for
January. Meetings are held at Collegians RLFC,
Charlotte st. Wollongong. Meetings commence at 7:30 pm and generally
consist of a short business session followed by a range of speakers on
topics such as tackle, stream craft, techniques and fishing adventures.
A fly of the month competition and raffle is held each meeting. There
is no cost to members or visitors to attend monthly meetings. Visitors
are very welcome. There is also a biggest fish
competition open to members, which runs from the Annual General Meeting
in August to the following August. Fish are measured from the nose to
the tip of the tail. Only fish caught on fly in public waters within
NSW are eligible.
A detailed report on the first thirty years of the club can be found here
Becoming a Member
There is a one off $2 administration
fee payable on joining and the annual membership fee is $10 per annum
for pensioners, holders of disability cards, children under 16 years of
age and non resident members, where a non-resident member is a person
residing more than 50 kilometres from Wollongong. For all other members
the cost of membership is $25 per annum. Membership year runs from
midnight on the first Tuesday in August each year for one year. Half
fees may be charged if members join after the first Tuesday in February.
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Monthly Fly Casting Workshops
Monthly fly casting workshops are held on the Sunday following the Club Meeting
every month except for December and January at Towradgi Beach Park
available here) on the Sunday following the monthly
meeting. These workshops start at 10:00 am and finish around noon. They represent a great
opportunity for members and visitors to improve their casting skills,
to meet with others with similar interests and to try out a range of
rods, reels and lines. A casting competition is held each
month in conjunction with the casting workshop. There is no cost and
visitors are very welcome. The guidelines for the
competition are listed on the competitions page.
Members can borrow a wide range of book, magazines and videos from the club library which
operates at each monthly meeting. The club subscribes to Fly Life, Fly
Fisherman, Trout, and has a variety of commercial fly fishing and fly
Annual Fly Tying School
Each year during the off season (i.e. over
winter when the trout streams are closed) the club runs a comprehensive weekend
Fly Tying School.
The club would like to acknowledge the support and sponsorship of the following :