Fish­ing club set to try its luck

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

KEEN fishos in Port Dou­glas will have a new place to call home when the Com­bined Clubs launches its fish­ing club.

Club man­ager Kym Row­ley is call­ing for in­ter­ested peo­ple to come to the club on Tues­day, May 17, at 7pm to help in­au­gu­rate the fish­ing club and set up a club com­mit­tee.

“It’s some­thing I’ve wanted to for a while,” Mr Row­ley said.

“There’s a lot of en­thu­si­as­tic fish­er­men and this is the op­por­tu­nity to come to­gether for a gen­eral cause, to so­cialise, to fish, to be com­pet­i­tive – all those things.”

“Ba­si­cally the Com­bined Club is a sport­ing club. What we’re try­ing to do is get back to its roots, to es­tab­lish sport­ing clubs within the club,” Mr Row­ley said. “This is just the first one. “I’ve done some deals lo­cally. The next one is a golf club. It’s the so­cial as­pect of fish­ing or golf – we’re start­ing to es­tab­lish­ing com­mu­nity sport­ing clubs within the Com­bined Club.”

He said the first step was to es­tab­lish a com­mit­tee, which would write a con­sti­tu­tion set­ting out the fish­ing club’s aims, and be­gin work on a fish­ing cal­en­dar.

“We’ve or­gan­ised three or four trips away this year alone, and the first one avail­able to the fish­ing club will be En­deav­our River Es­capes, on the long week­end in Au­gust, plus monthly com­pe­ti­tions.”

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