Our club started in December 1995 with 35 members as a family fishing club that held its first meeting at the Altona Scout Group Hall, Civic Parade, Altona.
With constant promotions on 3CR Community Radio “Let’s Go Fishing” program and 3AK Recreational Boating and Fishing show, local newspaper fishing columns and editorials, the club became known amongst fishing fraternity and the membership started to grow.
On August 28th 2001 the Hobsons Bay City Council unanimously resolved to give owners consent to the proposal of Hobsons Bay Sport & Game Fishing Club and the Australian Coast Guard to construct a building for club facilities on W.G. Cresser Reserve.
A new safe boat harbour had just been built and completed in April 2001 for the safe launching and retrieving of water crafts which is a great asset to our type of sport for all to appreciate.
The HBS&GFC has now in excess of 200 members, consisting of Men, Women and Children.
The club has a syllabus of competitions and events and holds its meetings on a monthly basis at the newly built club rooms on W.G. Cresser Reserve, Altona.
The club is heavily involved in many community activities such as Altona’s Bayside Festival, Rex Hunt’s Future Fish Foundation Mates Day, Ray White Fishing Competition, Clean up Australia Day and much more.
It holds safety lectures conducted by the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard, Water Police and others.
Talks are frequently given by well- known fishing identities on bream, surf, whiting, freshwater, snapper, game-fishing techniques as well as general fishing items of interest to members.
The club welcomes new membership from anyone who wants to learn about fishing to the experienced. Families and junior members are most welcome and encouraged to participate in this very relaxing sport.