BEGA Valley Shire Mayor David Hebe, attended the official affiliation of the Bermagui Big Game Anglers Club, with the Bermagui Country Club on September 14.
Vice President of the BBGAC, Frank Foster, addressed an impressive gathering of committee persons and members of both bodies, outlining the intriguing history of the game fishing club since its inception in 1936.
Frank explained that many famous persons had moved though the ranks of the club over the sixty-five years of its existence.
They include names now legendary in game fishing folklore – Zane Grey, Clive Firth, Michael Lerner and many more.
In what started off to be a rich man’s sport, is now available to trailer boats and their eager crews and with the assistance of modern technology, fishing for the prized marlin and tuna is now easier and more accessible.
He said that Bermagui is recognised in world circles as the capital of game fishing in Australia, with our reputation for striped marlin, size to number, being better than any other fishing ground in the world.
Bermagui is such an accessible port from both Melbourne and Sydney and boasts the closest proximity to the Continental Shelf on the East Coast of Australia.
Those combined attractions, have now made Bermagui a much desired tourist venue and both Clubs involved in this affiliation are aware of the tourist benefits and have set their combined resources to be attractive to that industry.
Mayor David Hebe responded to Frank Fosters overview and also to a welcoming and encouraging delivery from the President of the Country Club, Mark Wheatley.
Mayor Hede was encouraged by the affiliation of two clubs with outstanding records within their own community and such an action can only be seen as encouraging to tourism in the community and the planning of both Clubs for the future augers well.
A commemorative plaque, to mark the occasion was unveiled by the mayor
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