Brief History of the Pambula Fishing Club Inc
28/3/1974 Inaugural meeting at the Royal Willows Hotel Pambula. Named Eden
Pambula Merimbula Fishing & Boating Club.
14/11/1974 A site be selected at Broadwater for a clubhouse & an application be
submitted for a permissive Occupancy.
11/7/1975 A meeting to be held with council at Broadwater to discuss clubs aims for
11/9/1975 Frank Burtons oyster lease No 69.386 are purchased by the club for the
amount of $50.
13/11/75 E McGrath’s oyster lease be purchased by the club for the amount of $100.
Letter is sent to Lands Dept C/- Council anticipating a grant to build public toilets on
1975. Council suggested the club to form a management committee as caretakers of
Reserve 42017. Council supported the club’s application to Dept of Lands for a lease
on a clubhouse site. Letter was sent to Dept of Lands stating trustees of the area along
with a copy of the club’s constitution
1976 A deed of surrender be obtained for the oyster leases bought by the club. Annual
General Meeting, the President reported on the growing membership of the club &
achievements in 2 short years. A building committee to be formed. Dept of Lands to
be contacted regarding future plans for boat ramp & jetty. The club hired a front-end
loader & removed rocks from foreshore.
20/9/1976 Letter to council advising the bbq’s have been erected in the park. Rubbish
bins provided & emptied on a regular basis, part of the reserve has been cleared of
scrub, blackberries & fern. Children’s playground commenced. Sewn grass &mowed
regularly, tables & chairs have been built & to be erected soon. The club has ordered a
large number of trees & shrubs.
14/12/1976 The district Surveyor advised that a Permissive Occupancy would be best
for the club. Club to apply for the Permissive Occupancy for the area of clubhouse &
1977 Permissive Occupancy granted at a cost of $108.00 per year. President reported
achievements including the erection of a jetty & cleaning boards by the club for
member’s use as well as the public.
1979 Seen the completion of the clubhouse. Marine radio & antenna to be installed to
work in conjunction the club’s base station at Pambula Beach.
1980 In June this year the public toilets were finished.
1985 $150.00 was donated to Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol.
1986 Permissive Occupancy rent increased to $450.00.
1990 Front veranda completed.
1991 Permissive Occupancy increased to $1590 & with a rebate the club is to pay $670.
Pambula Fishing Club became incorporated this year.
1992 The current boat ramp was completed. The club ran its inaugural fresh fish
auction with $50.00 being donated to the Hospital. This year also seen our first
Monster Garage Sale kick off with great success.
1993 Fish auction proceeds to Pambula Surf Club of $523.00
1994 Permissive Occupancy rent was valued at $1400, club to pay $750. The club
donated from its fish auction $600 to Pambula Swimming Pool, also $ 236.00 for fire
victims. Pambula Food Frolic’s first year & we became involved with a float & stall.
1995 Fish Auction proceeds to Pambula School of $ 229.25
1996 Fish Auction proceeds to Pambula School of $279.00. This year the club
extended their working bees from Broadwater to a site around the Yowaka Bridge
were a lot of rubbish was removed. The club assisted NSW Fisheries with their first
Children’s clinic held at Edrom Lodge & a donation
1997 Permissive Occupancy rent was valued at $1400, club to pay $700. Donated
from our fish auction was $304.80 to the school.
1998 Fish Auction proceeds to Pambula Hospital of 304.35. The clubhouse was
extended by enclosing the veranda.
1999 the car park area was sealed in the form of a loop road. This years proceeds from
the fish auction went to Pambula P & C of $ 314.80. The club purchased native trees
to plant as a screen between the clubhouse & road.
2000 Fish Auction proceeds to Pambula Hospital of $1032.30.
2001 Access road to car park was formed & sealed. This years fish auction proceeds
went to Pambula Hospital $ 796.210. The club erected a shelter in the park.
2002 Fish Auction proceed to Pambula P & C of $359.10. A cheque for $4849.56 was
presented to John Veigel, this money was raised through a fund raiser run by the club
in an attempt to help John out after his horrific car accident. John had been a past
President of the club.
2003 Fish Auction proceeds to Pambula Rural Fire Services of $ 1181.20. The
Pontoon to replace the old jetty was the highlight of the year. A free gas BBQ
provided by council & erected by the club was another asset for the Park. The club
also provided a roof & concrete slab for the BBQ area. Footpaths to the cleaning boards
& ramp were concreted.
2004 Fish Auction proceeds to Imlay District Nursing Home of $1110.30. A roof was
erected over the picnic tables closest to the ramp.
2005 The permissive occupancy rates hit an all-time high & after months of lobbying
we had a small victory with NSW Department of Lands. We managed a three year
phase in for our rental increase.
2007 The club secured funding to purchase a concrete water tank. The tank was
installed at the clubhouse & used to gravity feed fresh water to the cleaning tables.
2009 The club secured funding again which we met dollar for dollar for extensions to
the clubhouse, this year we completed the extensions of a large covered veranda &
2014 The club hosted a week long fishing comp. The first NSWFCA event of its kind
in our southern area.
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