The Latrobe Valley Game Fishing Club Inc. was formed in 1982 by a small group of devotees who enjoyed their fishing, but found it very expensive to weigh a fish as an individual, and also discovered if they belonged to a club the then radio license was cheaper! After meeting with the Victorian Game Fishing Club and the South Gippsland Game Fishing Club it was realized there was a need for a club based in LatrobeValley.
In the first year the club attained a membership of eighty members, and within a few short years, the club rooms were obtained at Hazelwood Pondage.
The club caters for both the experienced angler and the budding enthusiast and actively encourages the participation of all members of the family.
It has always been the aim of the club to encourage family involvement, catering for both the experienced angler and the budding enthusiast. The club holds regular meetings, which are designed to entertain members sharing knowledge such as reel maintenance, fishing techniques, boat safety, etc., often hosted by guest speakers.
For 29 years our monthly newsletter, the “Gantry Gossip” was our invaluable means of communication, informing members of our calendar events, which included meetings, fishing tournaments, social events, and of course any fishing gossip.
The “Gantry Gossip’ has been replaced by our website and Facebook sites. Fishing news and gossip are now almost instantaneous with the ability to post news items and photos from the boat itself.
In 2013 the club formed an alliance with the MrFisho website which has over 1500 members registered and using the forum facility to ‘chat’ all things fishing. We have already gained new members from their members.
Our Club membership gives our members affiliation with the Game Fishing Association of Victoria and the Game Fishing Association of Australia and hence are eligible to claim Victorian and Australian records and compete in sanctioned game fishing tournaments anywhere in Australia and overseas.
Prospective members can now join online using the facility on this website.