Presidents Report 2023

President Report 2022– 2023

The 2022– 2023 year had its challenges and rewards.

The 3 main competitions that the club runs

Derwent Flathead Classic, we had 22 teams entered, fished in highly questionable summer weather. Many flathead were caught and released and fun had by all.

Tasmanian Broadbill Championships, 23 Teams entered with the first day cancelled due to terrible conditions. Days 2 and 3 were spent inshore chasing Tuna with many captures and multiple fish tagged and released. On the final day the weather opened up allowing the fleet to head to the shelf with 2 Swordfish captured both being Australian records.

Peninsula Challenge, Again 23 teams entered the event in a cracking day the weather allowed a full grid with teams going far and wide. Tas Trim managed a nice sword with many other teams chasing Tuna.

We continued to grow in strength, even though  the Weather Gods at times didn’t make it easy, but in typical club style we did overcome the above and swept aside and managed.

 Our membership stayed consistent to the previous year but hopefully with bigger events ahead the membership of our club will increase. The club has continued to grow strong relationships with the TGFA and especially with the Tuna Club of Tasmania and The Southern Game fishing Club.

A very big thanks to all of Our Sponsors who without their support we would not be able to deliver the prizes and services to our members. Please support those that support us.


  • Channel Marine
  • Mercury Marine
  • Skretting Global
  • Stormy Lifejackets
  • Meridian Tackle
  • Great Northern Breweries
  • Hunters Tas
  • Simmons Marine Services
  • Seamaster
  • Right Price Meats

In closing I would like to sincerely thank the Committee for all the time and effort they have given over the last 12 months. Those committee members who are having a well-deserved rest, thank you for your past efforts and we hope going forward we will see you back on the committee.

Thank you to the incoming committee for your commitment you have given to continue building the club that offers a friendly family based club for all fishers who want to have fun and share knowledge with each other. I would wish to express my thanks and appreciation to you, the members for the support and help you have given during my time as president of Sports Fishing Club of Tasmania.  


Thankyou all and Tight Lines


Nick Parkinson


Sports Fishing Club of Tasmania