About Us

Illawarra Fly Fishers Club was formed on the 5th of July 1989 and was incorporated on the 6th of January 1993.

Club Objectives

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.

Club History

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.

Clicking here will save a copy of the application form to your harddrive. Fill it out, save it, and you can email a copy to the Treasurer.

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 (direction 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.

Club Library

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 tying videos.

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.

Sponsors & Supporters

The club would like to acknowledge the support and sponsorship of the following :