The first South Coast Spearfishing Championships

From Australian Skindivers Magazine April 1964 Wollongong Carnival of Sport Spearing Championships The Port Kembla Club certainly turned on a well-organized competition on March 14, in conjunction with the City of Greater Wollongong’s 3rd Annual Carnival of Sport....

One that didn’t get away – Record Black Bream

ONE THAT DIDN’T GET AWAY 1969 13 JulySpear fisherman Michael Bray, of Johnson Street, Peakhurst, holds a 23in long black bream which he caught in Sydney Harbour off Shark Island.Michael arrived for the Metropolitan Skin Divers’ Club  presentations with the catch last...

Results of an Unbiased Fishing Survey – 1966

1966 September RESULTS of an UNBIASED FISHING SURVEY An article by a very old friend of mine, Bill Barada, is based on the findings of a survey on the “Sport Fish Catch and Effort” made by the Resources Agency of the Department of Fish and Game of California. This...

Ban on Scuba Fishing in NSW

1969 27 June The N.S.W. Government has banned the use of self – contained underwater breathing apparatus (Scuba gear) for spearfishing. The Chief Secretary, Mr. E.A. Willis, said that the new regulations issued yesterday under the Fisheries and Oyster Farms act would...

1st NSW Premier Club Competition

WATSONS BAY, OCTOBER 1967 In an effort to determine just which club was the best the Sans Souci Dolphins decided to organise a “Premier Club Competition”. An invitation was sent to Mid-South Marlins, top Southern Division Club, and Newcastle Neptunes, the best from...