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Membership

  • Family Membership $70.00
  • Adult membership $60.00
  • Junior Membership $5.00
  • Pensioner/ Unemployed $30.00
  • Full Time Student $30.00

Membership Special Coming Soon - Online Only.

Caravan Hire

  • Members $20.00 Per night / $100.00 per Week
  • Family of Members: $40.00 Per Night / $150.00 Per Week
  • Caravan Coordinator - Bill Richards

Other Caravan park charges may apply

Payment methods:

  • A cheque or money order to: Footscray Angling Club, PO Box 116, Seddon West VIC 3011
  • Pay at the next meeting.
  • If you are joining mid year (after December) your membership is free until June 30th that year.  Membership commences on the 1st of July of each year. Members must be financial by the AGM of each year to be eligible to vote at general meetings and to weigh-in fish.

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Club Office Bearers 2016-2017

President - Lucky Pavlidis 0468-464-636
Vice President - John Kalkbrener Ph: 9366-3331
Secretary - Bill Richards ph: 9337-5113
Treasurer  - Alex Xuereb Ph: 0407-246-358
Committee: David Billingsly, Hans Dobractz, Brian Kane

Club History

The Footscray Angling Club was formed in 1900.  It was the first club to liberate trout in the Maribyrnong River, otherwise known as the Deep creek from the ford at Braybrook.  The disbandment of this club is not known.

The present day angling club was formed in 1926, the first meeting took place on the top floor of the Ariell Bike shop in Nicholson St. From there the club moved to the following four places, rooms at the Trocodera Cafe, Whitehall St, the Station Hotel, then to Paisley St.  In 1932 the club then purchased a property in Leeds St which was then converted by members into a hall.  This hall was sold and the members then shifted to the Footscray Football Social Club, Buckingham Hotel, Footscray Institute of Technology and the Footscray Boat Club.  Membership at one stage was over 200 members but numbers declined when most families started to own their own cars.

In 1996 the club took over the Yarraville Angling Club Hall located at 70 Pentland Parade in Seddon after that club was disbanded.  Today the Footscray Angling Club is still located at Pentland Parade.

On the office bearers achievement side:
The late H. Porter was Secretary for 35 years;
The late E. Richards was President for 36 years;
The late J. Sutherland was Treasurer for 15 years;
The late R. Hudson was Treasurer for 15 years;
W. Richards was president for 21 years.
J. Stewart has been Treasurer for ?? years.

Longest day members:
1928 E. Richards 59 years - Life member
1928 J. Hudson 59 years
1930 R. Hudson 57 years - Life member
1935 V. Jennings 49 years
No other present day members till after 1946.

ANGLING

Apart from our own club competitions the Footscray Angling Club has annual inter-club competitions against the Albert Park Angling Club and the Brunswick City Angling Club.

The club also participates annually in the ‘Finclips’ program run by the Snobs Creek Hatchery.  The club is also a regular entrant in the annual Metropolitan Anglers Association’s Jesson Shield Competition.

For the past 2 years the club has held a very successful “Come & Try” day for the disabled. This is held on the banks of the Maribrynong River.


Club Records