Club History

First steps – A chance meeting

February 7, 1972

First steps – A chance meeting

An April 1972 chance meeting of two anglers on a South Auckland stream resulted in George Mackay (Honorary life Member, dec’d) and Dan Hartley (Honorary Life Member), bemoaning the lack of an angling club in Auckland,  convening a May meeting in the Wiri Hall at which a steering committee was…

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AFAC growth

October 8, 1973

AFAC growth

From August 1972 to April 1975 club meetings were held in the Whitehaven Pensioner Village hall in Papatoetoe till membership growth demanded a venue change to Papatoetoe Scout Hall.  Subsequent meeting venues have been at Panmure School Hall, Remuera Intermediate School Hall, Ellerslie Eagles Rugby League Clubrooms, and the Commerce…

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AFAC assets – the first huts

July 7, 1974

AFAC assets – the first huts

In July 1974 the club purchased two ‘Linemens’ huts from NZ Rail and the first one was moved to the bank of the Puniu River at Newmans Rd, near KihiKihi, Waikato.  The second hut was located on the bank of the Waitawheta River, near Waihi, in February 1977 but due…

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The Turangi hut acquisition

January 5, 1988

The Turangi hut acquisition

The Club’s next Real Estate venture was the 1985 purchase of two ex NZ Electricity Dept huts transported to Turangi in May 1986 and linked together with an addition to form the original Turangi Lodge.  This amenity served the club well until February 2005 when it was sold and the…

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Dinghies at various locations

May 8, 1991

Dinghies at various locations

Over the years the club has had dinghys sited at Tomarata, Ototoa, &Tomsons Lakes and two at the Mangatangi Dam but due to vandalism, non-use, or maintenance  problems these have all been withdrawn and sold.

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Club activities

June 1, 2014

Club activities

In its early years the club held one-day trips, on a Saturday or Sunday, to local waters in the Hunua and Bombay areas then these gradually expanded to week-end trips to the Waikato and Rotorua/Taupo areas and then the present monthly weekend trip format, to wider Central Nth Island localities,…

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Competition fishing

February 5, 2017

Competition fishing

Many club members have fine-tuned their interest and skills in the highly specialized ‘art’ of competition angling and the club is well, and ably, represented in every World, Commonwealth, and Oceania Fly Fishing Championship team.

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