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Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Info About the Baptist Church Fishing Club

A number of people have been asking for more info about the Baptist Church Fishing Club and my plan was to simply refer everyone to our website. Unfortunately we don't have one yet, so here are some details to fill you in on what we are about and what we do.

About BCFC: The BCFC is a family friendly fishing club that is made up of people from all walks of life who share a passion for fishing. You don’t have to go to church or even believe in God to become a member of our fishing club – everyone is welcome. The Club is run by the Townsville Baptist Church and we love everything fishing! Our Club is also a place where you can find answers to some of life’s tough questions that may not relate to fishing!

Tackle Nights: A Tackle Night is held on the first Thursday Night of each month where members can learn about all aspects of fishing from a variety of expert guest speakers. Many topics are covered and often include fishing basics such as knot tying and castnet throwing, specialised techniques for targeting individual species and locations and practical topics such as boat maintenance and fishing safety. Our fishing year runs from February to November.

Competitions: Each month a competition is held from 12.00am Friday through to 5.00pm Saturday. You may fish using any line class you choose (including braid) and points are determined based on factors allocated to each species to ensure fairness between styles of fishing. For example, a 12.5kg Spanish mackerel (factor 8) will score the same points as a 2kg mangrove jack (factor 50) and a 6.6kg barramundi (factor 15).

Weigh In & BBQ: Each competition is finished off with a weigh in on the Saturday afternoon where each angler is permitted to weigh a total of 5 fish, with no more than 2 of any one species. Following the weigh the Club puts on a free family BBQ where everybody can catch up and spin a few yarns about the ones that got away!

Line Fishing – Men, Women, Junior & Sub-Junior
Lure and Fly Fishing
Catch and Release
Mud Crabs

Annual Memberships:
Family $50.00
Senior: $30.00
Junior: $15.00
Concession: $20.00

BCFC Club Room:
Townsville Baptist Church Hall
38 Canterbury Rd, Kirwan

I hope this helps fill in a few gaps. If you love going fishing, talking fishing, learning about fishing and hanging out with a great bunch of people in a family friendly environment, then you will love BCFC. Look forward to seeing you in 2010.