The 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 region. The level of skills possessed by members ranges from absolute beginners to proficient fly fishers.

By increasing knowledge of the many and diverse aspects of the art of fly-fishing, the club aims to enhance its members' enjoyment of their sport. Developments that may affect the quality of fishing in local waters are watched closely by the club's council and interested members.

Affiliation is maintained with the Australian Recreational Sport Fishing Confederation inc. (Recfish Australia), the Australian Freshwater Fisherman's Assembly, and the ACT Sports & Recreational Fishing Council.

The types of activities and benefits offered by the club include:

  • Social meetings twice a month, with speakers or tuition
  • Monthly newsletter (FlyLines)
  • The company of like minded friends
  • Freshwater and saltwater fly fishing information
  • Regular organised fishing outings
  • Fly casting clinics
  • Tuition on fishing techniques
  • Fly tying instruction
  • Forum for discussing all aspects of fly fishing
  • Guest speakers
  • Fly fishing and tying video and book library

The Club’s objectives are to:

  • Encourage the art of angling with an artificial fly
  • Protect trout and other waters
  • Maintain an interest in the stocking and care of trout waters
  • Foster and encourage the spirit of sportsmanship in fly fishing
  • Promote social intercourse among fly fishers

You can find out about membership here.