Combined Clubs field trip 2014 Accommodation update
The caravan park where we will be staying has changed. Please change your booking if you have already booked.
Here's some info from our northern cousins on this years' ANGFA combined clubs field trip for 2014.
The Combined Clubs field trip this year will be held in Coffs Harbour on
17-19 October 2014.
Coffs Harbour is about a 6 hour drive from Brisbane and Sydney.
Fish that we will target include M. duboulayi (Crimson Spotted Rainbowfish), P. signifier (Pacific Blue-eye) and R. ornatus (Ornate Rainbowfish). Riffle Shrimp are also on the list of target species. There will be the normal by-catch of gudgeons, gobies, shrimps, and yabbies.
The proposed program is:
- Friday: assemble in Woolgoolga.
- Friday evening – an informal get together at a nearby pub for dinner.
- Saturday: Fish south and west of Coffs
- Morning – Fish south of Coffs. Departure Time 8.30am.
- Lunch in a local pub (possibly Sawtell).
- Afternoon – Fish west of Coffs
- Saturday evening – a swap meet and auction in the Camp Kitchen, followed by dinner in a local restaurant.
- Sunday: Fish north of Coffs Harbour.
- Departure Time 8.30am.
We will base our trip out of Woolgoolga Beach Caravan Park
55 Beach St
(02) 6648 4711 or 1800 200 555
Five (5) cabins have been booked at Woolgoolga Beach Caravan Park - 02 6648 4711 for the weekend of 17/10 -18/10 - 19/10/2014 under the name ANGFA.
Each cabin sleeps up to five (5) people. The prices listed are for two (2) and each additional person is $8.00 per night.Each cabin has its own bathroom and kitchen and linen is supplied. One double bed and three bunks in each cabin. Kitchen and table and chairs are also in the room. BBQ facilities are available.
Basic Cabin - for three (3) nights - $297.00
Deluxe Studio - for three (3) nights - $342.00 only sleeps 2.
Surfside Cabin - for three (3) nights - $381.00. Not booked under ANGFA.
People who wish to attend should ring as soon as they can and secure one of the cabins by leaving a $100.00 holding deposit.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BOOKING AND PAYING FOR YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION.
MENTION ANGFA TO BE LOCATED WITH EVERYONE ELSE
BOOK QUICKLY AS ACCOMMODATION WILL BOOK OUT FAST.
Survey sheets, pens and pencils, wading boots or waders, dip nets, folding bait traps, bait or burley for the traps, buckets (with lids), an esky or styrofoam box to put the fish in, plastic bags for the fish, rubber bands, non - iodised salt (sea salt, rock salt, etc), drinking water, sunscreen, fish and plant identification books, and water test kits if you have them (hardness, total hardness, pH, dissolved oxygen, salinity, etc). Cameras and a field tank are also an advantage.
Remember that we are a conservation organisation; we are not there to rape and pillage. Take only as much as you need to breed or photograph.
You need a fishing licence to fish in NSW fresh water. You can find information on the licence and can purchase one online here:
You can find the NSW bag and size limits here:
You can find the NSW fishing equipment regulations here at http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/regulations. Once you find out what type of equipment you're allowed to bring.
To nominate for the field trip or to gain further information, please contact your state Field Trip Coordinator.
For updated info and discussion check out the ANGFA Forums page on the Combined Clubs Field Trip 2014.