The Central Acclimatisation Society (CAS) has statutory responsibilities and functions under the Fisheries Act 1935. Each year the Society’s volunteers stock streams and dams in their region with trout and native fish provided by NSW DPI Fisheries. Acclimatisation Societies work within their region to protect and promote angler access, fish habitat and recovery of endangered species. The Club recognises the achievements and importance of these groups and many of our members are also members of our regions Central Acclimatisation Society.
The New South Wales Council of Freshwater Anglers (NSWCFA), formed in 1958, is the recognised representative body for the State’s freshwater anglers, focusing on fisheries management, conservation and regulatory matters, angler access, angling ethics, animal welfare and politics. The mission of the NSWCFA is to represent the interests of New South Wales freshwater anglers, with the aim of fostering recreational fishing in a healthy and ecologically sustainable environment for today’s and future generations. The Club is a supporting member of the council and individual Club members hold representative positions on the Committee. Individuals can show support by becoming a foundation member.
The Fly Program was established as a result of the heartbreak and the pain of losing a family member who had taken his own life. The Fly Program addresses Men’s Mental Health through their “The Men in Flight Program”, which is hosted in the NSW Snowy Mountains in the Thredbo Valley. The program is a four day, world-class Mental Fitness Retreat. The Club saw this as a great and worthwhile opportunity to support the program to address and solve the mental health issues of men through the art and craft of fly fishing activities that assist men to learn more about themselves and to come to terms with their issues, in a wonderful caring environment and surroundings.