The Geelong Freedivers Inc. committee are pleased to announce that we will be holding this years AGM & Club Awards Night on Saturday the 10th of August, in the front bar of the Sir Charles Hotham hotel in Geelong, kicking off at 6:30pm.
We will be presenting a number of awards for notable spearfishing related accomplishments of our club members, and release competition results for the season just gone.
Sometime during the night we will also hold the club AGM, where all committee positions will be vacated & the club will vote in the new committee. Only current financial members have the right to nominate for committee positions & vote, so if you want to take part but have let your membership lapse, make sure you sign up prior! The committee STRONGLY encourage any members who would like to contribute to the club more to get involved in the committee.
Its shaping up to be a great night! Partners welcome.
We’ve had some absolute cracking fish entered in the few weeks since the leaderboard was last updated, so whilst the water is cooling down, the competition is heating up!
With just over a month to go until the competition winds up for the season, make sure that any fish you might have stashed in the freezer are taken to a designated weigh-station for entry, and any photos of weighed fish are submitted for scoring.
For those of you who aren’t aware, the CSC is a season long competition where participants can enter fish that they catch during the course of their usual spearfishing, or any fish taken during a club or other AUF dive or competition.
If you are a member of Geelong Freedivers, you’re automatically entered into the competition, so get in the water and go for it! The first prize for this competition is a Salvimar Atlantis Speargun, kindly donated by Geelong Dive Centre, AND there is a fantastic prize for a randomly selected entry – so even if you only enter a single fish you’re still in the running to win!
The Geelong Freedivers Inc. Committee have called this Saturday ON for the 3rd Surf Coast Cup Spearfishing Comp.
The competition will be held at Point Roadknight. Meet at the Point Roadknight car park for an 8:00am sign-on and safety check.
This comp has a bit of a twist…. the comp will be the “hybrid” spearfishing / photography comp; in addition to the usual 5 species weigh-in limit for speared fish, you can submit photographs of scoring species, and that photo will attract the base score for that species.
Next weekend, Geelong Freedivers Inc. have the boat competition component of our principal Spearfishing Competition Series – The Surf Coast Cup scheduled to be run.
Sunday the 20th will be the preferred day to run the event, with Saturday the 19th as the backup.
Event signup and payment is online via the club website event signup page, and must be completed 24 hours prior to the event commencement. We’ll get the event up on the signup page in the coming days.
Launch location will likely be either Queenscliff or Indented head boat ramps.
Final call as to if the event is going ahead, and details of the specific launch points and weigh in location, will be made on the Thursday night prior to the scheduled start of the event (the 17th). The announcement will be made on this news feed and our various Social Media channels.
The Surf Coast Cup Boat Comp is an enjoyable, fun, relaxed spearfishing event. Last year we even saw a Southern Blue Fin Tuna weighed in, so there is always the chance of finding and landing some excellent fish!
If you are planning on competing, please let us know ASAP (via FB – use the group, or email firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can get a good feel with regards to the number of competitors versus available boat places.
The last Geelong Freedivers Inc. meeting for the year will be taking place this Wednesday, the 12th of December. Meeting kicks off at the usual time (6:30pm), at the Sir Charles Hotham Hotel in Geelong.
This meeting we will have Dave Torelli swinging by to talk to us about (amongst other things) the Australian Spearfishing Championships, being held next year in Port Fairy.
We’ll also have an exiting instalment of our “Species” Quiz, with a bit of a Christmas twist.
The meeting is open to everyone, not just club members, so feel free to drop in, grab a meal, grab a drink, and say hello!
The GFD Committee have decided to call ON the scheduled photofishing comp for this Sunday, the 2nd of December.
Even though this is scheduled as the “second” photofishing comp of the photofishing series, its will actually be the first, as the previous comp had yet to be run due to difficulties in getting suitable conditions.
Be at the Springs Beach carpark in Point Lonsdale at 9:00am on Sunday, for pre-comp safety briefing, gear check, and sign on.
As this coincides with a scheduled club social dive, club members who were not planning on competing in the photofishing series are welcome to attend & dive with us in a non-competing capacity.
This comp is open to all AUF members.
If you are planning on attending, ensure that you use the the competition entry form on the website to sign up prior to the event. For club members who wish to attend as a social dive, please use the “Social Dive” category when signing up.
Comp cost is $15 dollars, which includes post dive BBQ. Members attending for the social dive & want the BBQ, please ensure you check the BBQ option on the sign up form ($5).
As this is a marine park, make sure you leave your speargun at home.