Canada Cup 2017

Sunday the 12th Of February saw the 65th running of the Canada Cup. An amazing turnout of 67 divers signed on with an impressive turnout of 21 boats . After a quick briefing the divers hit the water and the boats slowly made their way out of the Haven ready for the...

2017 USFA Executive Committee

Underwater Skindivers & Fisherman's Association office bearers: Office Person President Peter Saunders Vice President Bob McComb Secretary Peter Walsh Assistant Secretary Mel Brown Treasurer Kevin Saw Assistant Treasurer Lee Dalli Membership Officer Lee Dalli...

2017 – Start of the year announcements

It is with much excitement that the USFA would like to announce that the NSW State Spearfishing titles will be held on the October long weekend in conjunction with the Tomakin Sporting Clubs Fishing Bonanza. The State Titles will be a one-day pairs event on the Sunday...

Alliman Shield 2017

January – Gunnamatta – Cancelled - dangerous ocean conditions February – Terrigal – Results March – Kurnell – Cancelled - dangerous ocean conditions April – Little Manly – Results May – Port Kembla - Results June – Gunnamatta – Results July – No Competition August –...

NSW State Titles – 2016

HOSTED BY METROPOLITAN ZONE SPEARFISHING The annual state spearfishing titles was hosted the Metro Zone and there were a number of locations earmarked in Sydney for this two day competition on both sides of the Harbour. Divers came from all over from Coffs Harbour...

Alliman Shield 2016 – 1st May – Watsons Bay

Sunday dawned with heavy overcast conditions and rain as the divers gathered in Robertson Park next to the historic Watsons Bay hotel. The safety talk was conducted and the divers jumped into the boats and headed out slowly to outside the moorings where the event...

Hawkesbury Shelf marine bioregion assessment

As many of you are aware there is a huge push to create another marine park from Newcastle to Wollongong. We are working as hard as we can to minimise the impacts to  spear fishers as much as possible. We set to lose out big time here especially as shallow reefs and...

Far South Coast Championships 2016

The week leading up to the comp saw perfect diving conditions flat calm crystal clear warm water. Wazza took full advantage of these conditions leading up to the comp doing a lot of home work and having a serious game plan for the day , Ellis for boaty and list of...

Slim Ward – In Remembrance

With sadness to announce USFA life member Slim Ward (433L) passed away this week. Slim was one of our spearfishing pioneers possibly starting out at Lake Conjola around 1948. Slim had his own business called Slim Ward Cycles in Greenacre, making, selling and repairing...

Snorkel described as lethal in Australian Parliament

Dr M. H. Cass (ALP VIC) told Federal Parliament in March that an underwater snorkel on sale in Australia was lethal. He asked the Prime Minister, Mr Gorton, to investigate the sale of the snorkel. Mr Gorton agreed to make the inquiries. The snorkel was described by Dr...

South Coast Championships 2016

The South Coast Champs held at Ulladulla was an outstanding success for the Southern Zone. Great weather, well run with a record sign on - 20 boats ranging from Alby’s refurbished 6 meter Haines down to vintage 1960’s Tinnies and the proverbial rubber duck. The SCC...

Big Fish Competition – 2016

Big Fish Competition Results 2016 After a postponed comp on 27th February the comp was held the following Saturday, 5th March.Open Steve Nash Kingfish 15700 Darren Coulter Kingfish 15500 Kyle Johnston Kingfish 13700 Luke Beckinsale Kingfish 13100 Alby Cooke Kingfish...