RMYC Port Hacking Fishing Club

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About the RMYC Fishing Club

The RMYC Fishing club is a club within the Royal Motor Yacht Club Port Hacking. In order to become a member of the Fishing Club it is a requirement that one must have membership of the Royal Motor Yacht Club Port Hacking.

The Fishing Club was formed in 1972 and started out as the RMYC Deep Sea Fishing Club and in 2017 changed its name to RMYC Fishing Club. The Fishing Club has been a major part of the RMYC Port Hacking since being started by those early ‘bottom bashing fishos’.

The RMYC Fishing Club would like to thank and acknowledge our fantastic sponsors for their ongoing support:

Major Sponsors 
East Coast Stockfeeds


Woolooware Golf Club


Apollo Trophies


To become a member of the Fishing Club you must be a member of the Royal Motor Yacht Club Port Hacking.

Fishing club membership is $30 for an adult, $10 for a junior and family membership $50.

We generally fish throughout the year with a break during winter.

Our weigh-in is conducted at the flagstaff in the outdoor garden area.

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Life Members

Basil Cronk (dec’d) – John Anderson (dec’d) – George Payne (dec’d) – Mick Pardoe – Don Saunders – Les Nebauer – Marcus Stalker – Stephen Lalor – Ian Fraser

RMYC Port Hacking FISHING CLUB (RMYCPH FC) By-Laws Rev 6

The RMYCPH FC is a sub-club of the Royal Motor Yacht Club Port Hacking (RMYC) and is subject to its constitution and by-laws.

The object of the RMYCPH FC is Encourage, Promote and Foster the sport of fishing.

  1. Members must belong to the R.M.Y.C. or be a spouse or child (under 18) of a member.
  2. All Members must be financial before fishing and hold current fishing licences as applicable.
  3. Boats used must be owned by R.M.Y.C. Members (Boat Owner, Associate Member, Life Member or Crew Member)
  4. Fishing must not commence before sunrise Saturday and end prior to 3.00p.m. Sunday. Members can fish either Saturday or Sunday and only one day’s catch can be weighed in. Weigh in is at 3.00p.m. Sunday near the RMYC flagstaff. All fish must be gilled and gutted prior to weigh in
  5. Fish caught on the troll or from fish traps are not eligible.  Fish can be caught in Port Hacking, Botany Bay and Blue Water. Soft plastics/lures may be used instead of bait and fishing at FADs, whether they be floating or submerged, with soft plastics, lures or bait will be permitted
  6. Points will be allocated at 2 POINTS PER FISH (double for targeted species) 10 POINTS PER KILOGRAM. 10 POINTS START PER FISHERPERSON.
  7. Prizes will be presented as follows,

Up to 3 Fisho’s – 1 Prize for the largest target species if caught, none otherwise

4 – 5 Fisho’s – 2 Prizes    1 x highest point score

1 x largest target species

6 plus Fisho’s – 3 Prizes,   1 x highest point score

1 x largest target species

1  x spin the board

Junior fisherperson award: Each junior who catches a weighable fish will be awarded a prize.

No Member can receive more than 1 prize per comp day.

  1. Any Member attempting to weigh in under size fish will forfeit all of their points for that competition day.
  1. Legal lengths and bag limits are as set by the NSW Governing Body (currently the Department of Primary Industries).Points are received for the following weighable fish:
  • Bream
  • Flathead
  • Dusky Flathead
  • Jewfish
  • Morwong
  • Snapper
  • Teraglin
  • Flounder
  • John Dory
  • Kingfish
  • Leather Jacket
  • Tailor
  • Trevally

These fish are the only fish which points will be awarded for except on Fishing days as nominated as Special Species days.  (Special Species fish are Pigfish, Australian Salmon, Ling, Groper, Red Mowong, Whiting, Samson Fish, Dolphin Fish, Drummer, Luderick, Garfish and Pearl Perch)

  1. Catch and Release- We have introduced the concept of catch and release to help to reduce the impact on fish numbers and in particular the larger breading females. Fish are to be measured from Nose to Fork length. Each boat is to carry a “Brag Mat” (or similar) and take a photograph of the fish to be released to enable a weight to be allocated based upon the NSW Department of Primary Industries tables. Photos must be shown to the weighmaster at the weigh in for that competition weekend. Weights will be adjusted down by 10% to allow for gills and gutting. Points allocated for Catch and Release fish will be double those for a captured fish as per point 7, points will also be limited and subject to size and bag limits as per Fisheries rules and regulations.
  2. The Most Species caught Trophy is limited to the following species: Snapper, Flathead, Dusky Flathead, Morwong, Tailor, Leather Jacket, Teraglin, Bream, Trevally, Kingfish, Flounder, John Dory, Jewfish,  Pigfish, Australian Salmon, Ling, Groper, Red Mowong, Whiting, Samson Fish, Dolphin Fish,   Drummer, Luderick, Garfish, & Pearl Perch.
  3. All boat owners must complete an Annual Safety Self Checklist form on their boat to confirm that their boat meets the Safety Standards of the NSW Maritime Authority, if this is not done then the boat-owner and crew will not be eligible to weigh in their fish nor will they be covered under the Masterman’s Insurance Policy of the mother club being RMYC Port Hacking on our designated fishing days. All boat owners must provide a photocopy of their current boat insurance policy including public liability insurance, a photo of their  boat (some of these we have from previous years) and show current boat and fishing licenses if requested.

Approved AGM 10th July 2018


Club Record Catches































Competition Days

The RMYC Fishing Club holds its Annual Competition between August and July each year.

Competition days are usually every third weekend and commence at sunrise Saturday ending Sunday prior to our weigh-in at 3.00p.m. at the Flagstaff on the grassed area on the marina side of the Clubhouse. Only 1 days fish per person are allowed to be weighed in. We generally do not fish during school holidays or public holidays.

We have a great BBQ each fishing weekend after our weigh-in and prizes are awarded each fishing day for the largest fish of a designated species for that weekend, 2 spin the board species, the heaviest catch and Juniors each receive an award for a weighable fish.  The presentations and BBQ are funded by the Deep Sea Fishing Club.

Our Annual Presentation Night is held in July with Trophies given for Club Champion (most points awarded during the year) Runner-up to Club Champion and Champion Boat (again most points awarded to the crew of the boat during the year). There are trophies for each species of fish which are presented to the person who catches the largest fish of that species. We also have 2 prestigious Memorial Trophies, the George Payne Memorial Trophy is for the largest fish caught during the year and the other is the President’s Award – the John Durkin Memorial Trophy which is awarded to a member of the club at the President’s discretion for work within the club throughout the fishing season.

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Results 2017/8

Club  Champion

Runner Up

Champion Boat

Junior Champion

Junior Runner-Up

Ladies Champion

John Tripodi 462 pts.

Jonathan Towe 298 pts

“The Ridler” John Tripodi and Jonathan Towe  844pts

Lachlan Swatosch 98 pts

Mitchell Dibben    77  pts

Tracey Davison     28pts


Board Fish

Snapper    – Brook  Dibben             1.12kg

Flathead-    Steve Lowe                    .91kg

Dusky Flathead-Brook Dibben     1.91kg

Morwong  – Glenn Fitzpatrick       1.45kg

Tailor –           none caught                  .  kg

Leatherjacket – Lachlan Swatosch  .30kg

Teraglin  –    none caught                    .  kg

Bream  – Eddie Savona                      .74kg

Trevally – Brook Dibben                    .53kg

Flounder  – Mark Osborn                  .30kg

John Dory – Lachlan Swatosch        .58kg

Most species caught -Peter Swatosch    4

Special Species –   none caught

George Payne Trophy – Brook Dibben  1.91kg flathead

John Durkin Memorial-Presidents Award  – John Tripodi

Most Improved Senior –

Most Improved Junior – Lachlan Swatosch

Helmet Award – Eddie Savona

Dummy Spit Award –

Paddle Award –



Running results 2018/2019

Dates                                                                      Winner
Aug 25/26  1fishoes total  0 fish @ 0 kgs                10 pts  Tony Straty
Sep 15/16   2fishoes total  14 fish 5.96 @ kgs       105 pts  Jonathan Towe

Oct 6/7       0fishoes total   0 fish@ 0kgs                   0 pts
Oct 27/28  2fishoes total   9 fish  @ 3.78kgs         66  pts   Paul Thomas
Nov 17/18  0fishoes total   0 fish @  0kgs                 0 pts
Dec 8/9    3 fishoes total    19 fish@6.39kgs           64 pts  Jonathan Towe
Jan 19/20 3 fishoes total  8 fish @2.69kgs            48 pts  John Tripodi

Feb 9/10 2fishoes total    19 fish @6.78 kgs            65 pts  Paul Thomas

Mar 2/3    4fishoes total    6 fish @ 10.03kgs          174 pts Tony Straty

Mar 23/24 3fishoes total  15  fish @ 5.70 kgs          68 pts Paul Thomas

Apr 13/14 1 fishoes total   2 fish @ 1.35 kgs               28 pts Tony Straty

May 4/5    fishoes total    fish @ kgs                                  pts nobody fished

May 25/26 3 fishoes total   26 fish @10.02 kgs       132 pts John Tripodi

Jun 15/16  3 fishoes total  21 fish @8.82 kgs            75   pts Glenn Fitzpatrick




Target Species          Raffle
snapper                       Thominator
flathead                       Special K
morwong                    Day by Day
flounder                      Rebel
kingfish                       Taitors
leatherjacket              The Riddler
dusky                           Sea Dweller
trevally                        Thominator
tailor                            Special K
s’species                      Day by Day
jewfish                         Rebel
snapper                       Taitors
flathead                       The Riddler
bream                         Sea Dweller


Running results 2018/19

Current champions




Boat –
Current runners up

Senior –

Junior –


2018/19 Points Ladder

Jonathan Towe

John Tripodi

Paul Thomas

Tony Straty

Peter Swatosch

Stephen Lalor

Eddie Savona

Steve Lowe

Mark Osborn

Glenn Fitzpatrick

Steve Williams

Brooke Dibben

Peter Fields
Malcolm Chung
Nick Matthews
Tony Smith

John May
Peter James
Marcus Stalker
Rob Williams

Chris Lalor
David Moon
Mick Brannock
Joel Williams
Steve McClohry
Ian Hillman
Benjamin Gygi
Will Gygi
Hayden Fretton
Harry Fretton
Lee Fretton

Lady Members
Tracy Daivison
Carol Moon
Michelle Lalor
Judy Tripodi
Matilda Matthews
Debbie Henderson


Lachlan Swatosch

Mitchell Dibben

Connor Dibben

William Thomas

Marcus Straty

Nathan Straty

Jessica Swatosch

Trent James

Kye Mathews

Matilda Mathews
Nick Straty

Bailey Cooper

Board Fish

Snapper    –    kg

Flathead-         kg

Dusky Flathead-   kg

Morwong  –       kg

Tailor –                   kg

Leatherjacket –    kg

John Dory     kg

Teraglin  –      kg

Bream  –           kg

Trevally –      kg

Flounder  –     kg

Most species caught –

Special Species – kg


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We welcome new members, should you have any inquiries please contact one of the following people on the Committee:

Committee 2018-2019

President Stephen Lalor  0408028200
Vice President John Tripodi 0425245710
Secretary Paul Thomas 0418257303
Treasurer David Moon 0417706705

Social Committee
Mark Osborn -Secretary  0418245864
Mick Brannock 0407249052
Glenn Fitzpatrick  0418264073
Jonathan Towe 0412247935

Boat Safety Officer
Glenn Fitzpatrick  0418264073

Gear Steward
Mick Brannock 0407249052

Weigh Masters
Brook Dibben 0414320193
Peter Swatosch

Jonathon Towe 0412247935


Point Score Keeper
John Tripodi 0425245710
Brook Dibben 0414320193

Website Administrator
Glenn Fitzpatrick 0418264073

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Upcoming Events

Presentation Night – July
AGM -July
Social Golf Day
Ladies Day
Christmas Party


Presidents Monthly Reports

RMYC PH Fishing Club News


Presidents Report 2017/2018 Season

Congratulations to all the fishoes who fished this season, with the results now finalised and the presentation a success, I am now pleased to announce the winners.

Club Champion     John Tripodi

Runner-Up            Jonathon Towe

Ladies Champion  Tracy Davidson

Junior Champion   Lachlan Swatosch

Runner-Up            Mitch Dibben

Leading Boat        “The Riddler”

All other results will be posted on our website.

I must once again thank the committee for all of your support and John Tripodi who is always there to support me as President.

Then I cannot forget to mention both Eddie Savona and Tony Smith with their extra contributions in assisting with the raffles.

On the social side the trip to Mudgee for the races and football was once again a success.

This year we did not have a prawn and chicken night as times have changed. Much the same for the BBQs with not enough fishoes attending, which is a shame, so we will need to boost our numbers with many of the foundation members moving on.

So this brings the season to an end and I am sure all of the committee positions will be once again filled, so thank you for allowing me to be your president.

Tight lines, Stephen Lalor.

November- December Reports

Nov 5th – 6th  Fish Target species for the weekend Kingfish. Unfortunately only five fished, and Flathead was the popular fish, with John Tripodi  having the best bag.

Nov 19th– 20th Now with fine weather and ten fisho’s some nice fish were weighed in and Ossie won the day. With Snapper ,Flounder and Flathead.

In between comp days Ron Meyers with Tony Smith, John Picko and John May went up to SWR for a week.There were a few small Reds and Pearlies, however the three Jewfish in the 15 to 20 kg range were the highlights of the trip.

Dec 3rd – 4th We could not fish the Saturday with the Southerly, so Sunday thirteen of us went out in perfect conditions no wind and slight seas. The Juniors with Mitchell Dibben best bag, Marcus Straty best Bream at 0.88kg and Conner Dibben with a cracker of a Flounder at 0.60kg cleaned  were all board fish. Go the Juniors.

Our last fishing weekend and BBQ is planned for the 17th – 18th of December, so please all have a Safe and Merry Christmas, and we hope to see you all down and around the club enjoying the facilities.Tight Lines Stephen Lalor-President


Report August-October

With our new season commencing in late August I can report on the following conditions and results;

With each fishing weekend we nominate a target species of fish that results in double points if you are successful. Snapper was the first target species and with eleven fisho’s out, 65  fish were weighed in on the Sunday. Team ‘’Taitors’’ with Steve & Fitzy were the only fisho’s bringing back the Reds with the best going 1.8 kgs to Steve. Fishing on ‘’It’s About Me’’ junior, Lachlan weighed in a Flounder at 0.48 kg, and this fish will be hard to beat.

Now early September was our next fishing weekend, and Flathead the fish to chase. Fourteen fearless fisho’s and 63 fish were weighed in with Steve having a largest flat going 0.90 kg and Eddy taking out the best bag weight and with the bag limit now at ten fish per angler, five anglers had their limit.

Our next target fish was the Morwong. Now there is one specialist Mowie angler – Eddy, and sure enough Edd had the only Mowie’s. With each fishing weigh-in we have three spin the boards.

This gives all anglers a chance to win a gift voucher for the best fish species that is spun up.

We also have gift voucher for every Junior Angler that weighs in a nominated board fish.

Now, Fitzy not only won with the heaviest bag weight, he also won all three spin the boards.

Just as well we only issue one voucher per angler.

Into October and Bream was the target species. The weather conditions were very poor and only four hardly fisho’s put a line in and all four chased a feed of flathead, and were rewarded for their efforts with there bag limits.

If you would like any further information on the DSFC please contact Stephen Lalor on  0408 028 200 as we would like to welcome any new members. Tight Lines – Spud.

Season 2015/2016

We now have enjoyed eight fishing weekends that commenced in late August. Snapper was the first target species and only nine fisho’s started the season with Team Taitors the winners.

Round two and Flathead was the fish of the day and they didn’t disappoint with seventeen fisho’s this was more like it, and again Taitors weighed in Flats and Reds. However not far behind with their bag limits Kay Dibbo and Mal  had some quality Flats, Great to see Kay back again fishing.

Round three and only three fisho’s fished with poor results.

Into October and Bream was the fish to target. Day By Day with Nathan and Tony cleaning up on the Bream and a few Trevally, with 15 fisho’s everybody had a nice feed to take home.

The next round species was Flounder and quite a few were weighed in. Steve Lowe won the day and there were 19 fisho’s

November 7th/8th was a blow out with no fish to weigh in.

The next fishing weekend wasn’t much better with the Paul and Tracy aboard the Thommintor bagging a nice feed of Flats. Apparently Tracy supplied the berley and did a great job. Only the three fished!!

Now into December with the Dusky the target species. Eddy tried to win the day with a pretty good spray job on a Blue spot, but this wasn’t enough the fool the weigh master.

This was our last fishing day for 2015 and The Riddler with J.T and Jonathon taking out the honours, or should I say Jonathon won the day with JT just mentoring Jonathon on how to catch em.