Introducing ANSA

ANSA is the peak body for sportfishing in Australia and encompasses all the needs of the beginner as well as the experienced angler. It represents recreational sportfishers through various branches and affiliated clubs in Australia. Joining a local ANSA affiliated club is the best way to maximise the benefits of ANSA membership. Clubs usually meet monthly to plan competitions or fishing trips for that month. Clubs have an excellent social atmosphere and often have social training nights for beginners. If you can’t join a local club, direct membership is also available. Costs are minimal and benefits are high.The ANSA record chart is the largest in the world and covers line class from 1 kg through to 60 kg. There are seven different divisions that an angler can fish ranging from the general sportfishing through to flyfishing, gamefishing, etc. ANSA also conducts a non-line class ‘All Tackle’ Length Only record chart and a national tagging program. Catch and release is strongly encouraged and ANSA provides a Masters capture awards program for those sportfishers who really want to test their individual angling skills.

ANSA National Board and Contacts
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ANSA Code of Practice
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ANSA Constitution
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ANSA National Life Members
1979 Eric Moller (Dec.) Qld.
1980 Vic McCristal (Dec.) Qld.
1982 John O’Sullivan Qld.
1983 Dick Lewers (Dec) NSW
1983 Pat Hunter (Dec) NSW
1983 Hank Newman (Dec.) NSW
1983 Alex Blair (Dec.) Vic.
1983 Robert Dunn (Dec.) NSW
1984 Mick Dohnt Qld.
1984 Geoff Hawkins (Dec.) NSW
1984 Bill Glasson Vic.
1992 Steve Theofanes Qld
1992 Ron Poole Qld
1992 Tom Mohr Vic.
1992 Les Brown SA.
1992 Joe Leonard Vic.
1995 Nik Phizacklea Vic.
2001 Bill Harvey N.S.W.
2006 John Burgess N.S.W.
2007 Stan Konstantaras N.S.W.
2007 Bill Sawynok QLD.
2021 Joe Garufi N.S.W.

State Branches

New South Wales Branch
Victorian Branch
Queensland Branch
South Australian Branch
Tasmanian Branch
West Australian Branch

ANSA Clubs
Adelaide Sportfishing Club
Botany Bay Sportfishing Club
Bribie Island Sportfishing Club
Canberra Fishermans Club
Hastings District Sportfishing Club
Snapper Point Angling Club
Nickol Bay Sportfishing Club
Melton Sportfishing Club
Williamstown Sportfishing & Game Club
ORCA Fishing Club Tasmania
Tocumwal Angling Club
Greensborough Angling Club
Keppel Bay Sportfishing Club
Campbelltown Sportfishing Club
Southern Brisbane Sportfishing Club
Recreational Fishing Alliance
Boronia Sportfishing Club
Brisbane Sportfishing Club
Echuca-Moama Sportfishing Club
Northern Districts Sportfishing Club
Townsville Sportfishing Club
South Sydney Amateur Fishing Association
Knox boat fishing club
Wynyard Angling Club
Narooma Sport and Game Fishing Club
Sea Bees Sport Fishing Club
West Coast Sportfishing Club
Eden Sport and Game Fishing Club
Solitary Island Gamefishing Club
Wollongong Sportfishing Club

RecFish Australia
ANSA is a member of RecFish Australia. Click to read the RecFish Code of Practice.

ANSA is a longstanding club member of the IGFA. Click to read more.
Latest IGFA record requirements.
Currently John Burgess is the ANSA Australia representative on the IGFA.

Neatfish is a Standard for the National Environmental Assessment of Tournament Fishing and is endorsed by ANSA. Click to read more.

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