Member organisations

ACT Fly Fishers
ACT Fly Fishers was founded in 1978 by a group of enthusiasts to cater for the specific needs and interests of fly fishers in the ACT and surrounding regions. By increasing knowledge of the many and diverse aspects of fly fishing, the club aims to enhance its members’ enjoyment of their sport.

The level of skills possessed by club members range from absolute beginners to national champions.

We have wide ranging affiliations with retail outlets, accommodation providers, and other sporting groups. The types of activities and benefits offered by the club include:

  • Meetings twice a month, with guest speakers or skills
  • Monthly journal (Flylines)
  • Freshwater and saltwater fly fishing information
  • Regular organized fishing outings
  • Fly-casting clinics
  • Tuition on fishing techniques and stream-craft
  • Fly tying instruction
  • DVD and book library

Visitors are most welcome.

For more information about the Club and Activities please go to the website.

The Barrington Club
The Barrington Club was formed in 1950 and initially had a hut on the slopes of Mount Bromlow, where members cleared a ski run, fished the Barrington River and explored the wilderness of the then only partially mapped Barrington Tops.  Rod Earp, Warwick Johnson and Astley Pulver in fact created the fundamentals of the maps we now use today.

We currently have a lease on a small cabin at Hunter Springs which Members use as a base for stream fishing, and we annually stock the dams of the old trout farm with rainbow trout that can be fished all year round.

Activities are left up to the individual Member who may have booked the complex, and recent activities have included exploring and finding a 90 metre set of waterfalls on the Manning River, prospecting for gold in secret places, bird watching, mountain biking and we are presently doing citizen science observations of water temperatures and quality to assist DPI Fisheries and their NSW Trout Strategy research.

New members are welcomed although the process that has stood for over 70 years can seem a little cumbersome. Essentially new members need to be introduced by an existing Member. Contact the Secretary

We were founding members of the NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers (then the Institute of Freshwater Anglers) in 1958.

Monaro Acclimatisation Society
Formed in 1939, the Monaro Acclimatisation Society is based in the south-east of NSW. The Society tries to ensure that the quality of recreational fishing in the region is maintained through fish stocking, conservation of the natural environment, appropriate management of fishing and representational work on behalf of recreational fishers.

The Monaro Acclimatisation Society is made up of nineteen branches responsible for their own regions: Adaminaby, Anembo, Bombala, Braidwood, Cabramurra, Cooma, Dalgety, Delegate, Jindabyne, Khancoban, Kydra/Kybeyan, Nimmitabel, Queanbeyan, Talbingo, Tumbarumba, Tumut, Upper Goodradigbee, Waterfall Farm, and Yass.

The Monaro Acclimatisation Society was a founding member of the NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers.

For more information see their website .

NSW Rod Fishers’ Society
The NSW Rod Fishers’ Society is a fly-fishing club based in Sydney with around 200 members. Formed in 1904, it is amongst the oldest fishing clubs in Australia and has an extensive history involving many aspects of fishing. The Society holds regular events including monthly lunches and occasional evening functions with notable figures in the fly-fishing world, casting instruction, social events and fly-fishing trips to many locations within Australia and overseas. Membership is open to all regardless of age and experience and within the Society you will find many members willing to share their knowledge and expertise of the sport.

The NSW Rod Fishers’ Society was a founding member of the NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers.

For further information, see their website.

Orange Trout Acclimatisation Society Inc
Established in 1932 for the purpose of promoting recreational fly fishing, the Orange Trout Acclimatisation Society (OTAS) was registered under the NSW  Fisheries and Oyster Farms Act 1935. Situated in the Central Highlands of NSW some 250 km west of Sydney, the objectives of OTAS include fostering the art of freshwater fishing and fly tying, while promoting the ethics of recreational angling. As one of NSW Fisheries’ recognised acclimatisation societies, OTAS assists in the annual stocking of both trout and native fish in its local waters.

OTAS has printed an angler access survey for the OTAS district which was prepared initially for NSW Fisheries.  In addition, OTAS has published its history in OTAS Reflections 1932-2007, compiled by Messrs Kevin Laughton, the late Bob Stevenson, the late Dr Alan Winkworth, and Rodney Tonkin.

OTAS member meetings are held every month on the third Tuesday at 7.00 pm in Legacy House situated in McNamara Street, Orange.  Fly casting tuition is organized on demand as is the case with fly tying evenings.  A feature of the club’s activities are the occasional fishing weekend excursions and competition fly casting competitions.

Contact details for further information:
President Barry Darley, 02 6362 0096
Secretary Rod Evans, 0459 437 840
Treasurer David Graham, 404 262 611

Visitors are always very welcome to attend any OTAS activities.
Current OTAS information is available on the OTAS website.

Sydney Fly Rodders’ Club
Sydney Fly Rodders’ Club is devoted to the sport of freshwater and saltwater fly fishing.

Our aim is to educate, facilitate and provide a space to connect with others who share the same passion.

Whether you’ve been fishing five seconds or a lifetime, we offer a range of activities for every angler both freshwater and saltwater.

Membership with Sydney Fly Rodders includes:
Free monthly Club meetings with guest local and international speakers.
Free “The Fly Rodder” monthly newsletter.
Free monthly fly-tying lessons.
Free monthly fly-casting lessons.
Club-organised freshwater and saltwater outings and events.
Fishing with some of Australia’s best freshwater and saltwater fisherman.

Visitors most welcome and for more information on the Club and its activities please go to the website