Club News & Fishy Tales


Not only is the warmer weather lovely, but it certainly means the appearance of our fisher folk again.  It also means more come out to socialise.  We had a great turn out for our Saturday night BBQ.  As always thanks to the gents who cooked and thanks to all for the lovely dishes brought along to share.  A great time was had by all!




Ben Griscti and partner Natalie welcomed a beautiful little girl into the world on Wednesday 13th September.  Baby Isabella and parents happy and well.  Grandpa Joe – over the moon!!!  Congratulations to the Griscti family.

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The Venus Bay Angling Club had a busy time throughout Easter this year. We had our usual 4 day fishing comp, ran a sausage sizzle on Saturday at the end of the Tour de Tarwin, had our BBQ on Saturday night and hosted our annual Easter Egg hunt on Sunday morning at the Venus Bay Community Centre. The committee heartily thank all who gave up their time to help with the running of these events!!

Here are some photos of the weekend’s activities…….


The AGM was held at the Venus Bay Community Centre on Saturday 7th January, 2017.  There were approximately 60 people in attendance on this very warm night.

As the only nominations received were from the existing committee, there was no election held. The onlyslight change was Tony Swinden and Terry Shelly swapping positions.  Committee structure is now as follows:

PRESIDENT:                         Tony Swinden

VICE PRESIDENT:              Terry Shelly

SECRETARY:                         John Graham

TREASURER:                        Tony Bryant

GENERAL COMMITTEE:  John Hutt, Lindsay Jowett, Winston Bevis, Kevin Field,                                                                 Michelle Godfrey

Another important part of the night was the presentation of trophies for the year of 2016. Results are as follows:

SENIOR CLUB AGGREGATE:   Michael De Hamer with 6954 points
(Trophy sponsored by Venus Bay Caravan Park)
SENIOR CLUB AGGREGATE RUNNER UP:   Paul De Hamer with 5840 points
(Trophy sponsored by the McIntyre Family)
SENIOR HEAVIEST FISH (DRAWN): Michael De Hamer with a Salmon  and Lindsay Jowett with a Flathead, both weighing 2.120kgs
(Trophy sponsored by Venus Bay General Store)
HEAVIEST GUMMY SHARK:  Paul De Hamer 8.890kgs
(Trophy sponsored by PBE Real Estate)
HEAVIEST ELEPHANT FISH:  Thomas Grech 2.52kgs
(Trophy sponsored by Cargills Sports Store)
1000 POINTS MEDALLIONS: Michael De Hamer and Lindsay Jowett
(Sponsored by Venus Bay Angling Club)

The committee were delighted to present Ian and Anne McIntyre life membership as much-deserved thanks  for services to the club over the past 15+ years.  

Farewell to Maureen

On the Friday just before New Years’ eve, those who could gathered at “Gerald’s Shed” to say farewell to much-loved and long-time member, Maureen Batt.

Maureen has relocated to be with Elise, Paul and Chloe in Cockatoo. We wish Maureen and her family much love and happiness and hope that they will be able to still come to visit.

We will miss seeing you sitting at the outside table with a smoke and a can on Friday nights Maureen!!!