Aussie Sportfisher Conference 2017

Join with us in destination Cairns as we celebrate 50 years of Sportfishing in Australia!

At the Aussie Sportfisher Conference 2017, we celebrate the 50 year anniversary of  the Australian National Sportfishing Association

The Aussie Sportfisher Conference 2017 is a week long event including a Conference, Expo, Fishing Competition and Fishing Expedition designed to gather together like-minded anglers so we can all enjoy and celebrate 50 years of Sportfishing in Australia.

Our enduring motto of Sport, Conservation and Integrity in fishing will shine through as central themes in all the opportunities and experiences on offer for you to enjoy during this great week.

This is an event not to be missed for anyone who has been involved with ANSA and the Sportfishing movement in the past,  the present and into the future who want to join in the celebration of Sportfishing in Australia.

The week long event in Tropical Cairns, North Queensland (the birthplace of ANSA and Sportfishing in Australia) will kick off with an informal barefoot yobbos BBQ on Friday 22nd September 2017 at the Figtree, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns.

This will be followed on Saturday and Sunday by a two day conference and Sportfishing Expo at Tank 3, Tanks Arts Centre. A formal dinner is also being arranged for the Saturday evening.

Of course, no Sportfishing event would be complete without fishing! This 50 year bash is no different.

On Monday, conference attendees can stay on to enjoy a fishing competition alongside Cairns locals in the new Cairns Net Free Zone encompassing Trinity Inlet and Barron River.

If one day of fishing isn’t enough (and we couldn’t agree more), a 4 day fishing expedition to Hinchinbrook Channel is on offer from Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th September, with the weekend then available to make your way back home.

Pencil these dates in your calendar, register now and start making plans for Aussie Sportfisher Conference 2017 today!


 

FULL EVENT PROGRAM OUT NOW!

 


 

Program of Events

5 – 9PM Barefoot Yobbos BBQ

9AM – 5PM Conference: Themes – Sport/Conservation/Integrity

6 – 10PM Formal Dinner – 50 Years of Sportfishing

10AM – 3PM Fishing Expo and Speakers

3 – 4:30PM ANSA State AGM (Members Only)

5AM – 1:30PM Cairns Sportfishing Competition

2 – 3PM Competition Awards and Conference Close

Fishing Expedition

Fish Hinchinbrook

Overnight in Cardwell. Expedition headquarters – Cardwell SFC Clubhouse

Fishing Expedition

Fish Hinchinbrook

Overnight in Cardwell. Expedition headquarters – Cardwell SFC Clubhouse

Fishing Expedition

Fish Hinchinbrook

Overnight in Cardwell. Expedition headquarters – Cardwell SFC Clubhouse

Fishing Expedition

Fish Hinchinbrook

Overnight in Cardwell Expedition headquarters – Cardwell SFC Clubhouse

 


Introducing Tank 3 – Our Conference Venue

Situated amidst the rainforest of the Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct, the Tanks Arts Centre uses old WW2 naval oil storage tanks and is recognised as one of the most unique entertainment venues and cultural centres in the country.

 

 

 


Introducing Cairns

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef is a unique environment, renowned nationally and internationally as a premier tourism destination. The region attracts more than 2 million domestic and international visitors each year.
Cairns is also the Birthplace of Sportfishing. The Australian National Sportfishing Association (ANSA) formally started in 1967 when a group of dedicated sportfishers met at Yorkeys Knob in Cairns. Fourteen “barefooted yobbo’s” under the stewardship of Vic McCristal and George Bryden put into some order their ideas of fishing for sport and enjoyment. From that time on, they determined to promote sportfishing under the motto “sport, conservation, integrity”.
It is only fitting that we celebrate 50 years of sportfishing in Cairns!!

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AUSSIE SPORTFISHER CONFERENCE 2017

AUSSIE SPORTFISHER CONFERENCE 2017

Registration and Costs

Conference: Regular
$99
Plus cardholder surcharge
  • Friday Barefoot Yobbo BBQ
  • Saturday Conference
  • Saturday Dinner
  • Sunday Expo
  • Special 50 year anniversary buff for those registering before 30th June 2017
  • +Monday Fishing Competition entry at no extra cost!
  • A family discount of 25% per person is available (for two or more attendees)
  • Basic Free Camping post conference at Cardwell SFC Clubhouse for the Hinchinbrook Expedition. Available to first 30 people who select this option when registering.
Conference: ANSA Member
$34
Plus cardholder surcharge
  • Friday Barefoot Yobbo BBQ
  • Saturday Conference
  • Saturday Dinner
  • Sunday Expo
  • Special 50 year anniversary buff for those registering before 30th June 2017
  • +Monday Fishing Competition entry at no extra cost!
  • A family discount of 25% per person is available (for two or more attendees)
  • Basic Free Camping post conference at Cardwell SFC Clubhouse for the Hinchinbrook Expedition. Available to first 30 people who select this option when registering.

Cairns Sportfishing Competition
$20
Plus cardholder surcharge
  • Monday Fishing Competition
  • Entry fee and insurance
  • Great Prizes
  • Free Sausage Sizzle
  • Cheap Cold drinks (Proceeds go to Cairns Sportfishing Club’s Monitoring and Tagging Program)
  • Free entry already included for conference registrations

Hinchinbrook Fishing Expedition
Self Cater Tagalong
Confirm interest on registration

ANSA QLD is organising a Hinchinbrook Fishing Expedition running from Tuesday 26th September to Saturday 30th September.

Cardwell Sportfishing Clubhouse will be the headquarters for this post conference event.

This tag-a-long event will be a self-catering, attendees will need to sort out their own accomodation and travel/boating arrangements.

This expedition will provide opportunity for conference attendees to continue the celebrations and socialising after the main event and enjoy some sportfishing – the core activity ANSA promotes.

ANSA QLD will work with Cardwell sportfishing club to organise a program of activities and this will be made available to on the event webpage once finalised

Please select this option at registration if you plan on attending the expedition, to help with clubhouse preparations.


Hinchinbrook Channel here we come!


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