2015/2016 Committee


Neil Alexander
  • Time spent fishing 20%
  • Outside/Deep Sea 5%
  • Rock & Beach 10%
  • Lake & Estuary 80%
  • Freshwater 5%

Neil Alexander

Ordinary Committee Member

“Alexander The Great”? “William The Concreter”? “Bricky Spears”? NAH! He’s simply “El Presidenté” and we love him dearly.

Neil dedicates much of his spare time to guiding the Club to solidarity and levity. Taking over from previous President, David Rothwell, was a daunting task, but Neil has found his feet in those very big shoes and now steers the Tuross Head Fishing Club like a fine helmsman. Neil is a long-time Tuross resident and previously served the Committee in the Vice-President role. His leadership style is gentle and flexible. True to his bricky day-job, he’s a tireless and reliable workhorse, but will always welcome a little help from his friends.
Bruce Kennedy
  • Time spent fishing 10%
  • Outside/Deep Sea 50%
  • Rock & Beach 10%
  • Lake & Estuary 40%
  • Freshwater 0%

Bruce Kennedy

Vice President

We call him “Bruce”. Bruuuuce?

Every committee needs their own Bruce Kennedy. Stoic, dependable and steady, his contribution to every meeting is vital. Bruce has an amazing ability to sit back and observe, imparting wisdom only when he sees it necessary... yet he’s always “on the money”. You can imagine our delight when he accepted the nomination and stepped up to the VP position! Bruce is an avid fisher and one of our Club’s dominant podium finishers.
Max Castle
  • Time spent fishing 20%
  • Outside/Deep Sea 10%
  • Rock & Beach 5%
  • Lake & Estuary 80%
  • Freshwater 5%

Max Castle

Secretary

“White Knight”? Perhaps... a jovial, yet tireless campaigner for the future of recreational fishing, to us he’s “King Of The Castle”.

It’s difficult to know where Max’s name will pop up in the ‘behind-the-scenes’ world of recreational fishing, both statewide and nationally. He’s been a diligent contributor to various peak bodies for decades and we are blessed to have him as part of our team. Max’s understanding of the prevailing winds that influence the prospects and fortunes of our sport are second-to-none. He’s the consummate anglers diplomat and we all wonder where and when he finds the time to actually partake of the sport he loves.
Carol Kenney
  • Time spent fishing %
  • Outside/Deep Sea %
  • Rock & Beach %
  • Lake & Estuary %
  • Freshwater %

Carol Kenney

Treasurer

“Kenney-Pincher”? “Carol-culator”? This woman’s methodical and stable management of our coffers keeps us strong.

Carol joined our ranks in 2014 and has been an unwavering foundation for the Committee ever since. Her careful concern and sense of responsibility makes her one of the matriarchs of the Fishing Club. As a newcomer to our town, Carol has found her place quickly and easily. We wonder what we ever did without her.
John Suthern
  • Time spent fishing 40%
  • Outside/Deep Sea 5%
  • Rock & Beach 5%
  • Lake & Estuary 85%
  • Freshwater 5%

John Suthern

President

“Ray Martin”? “Gomer Pile”? They may be doppelgangers, but to us he’s the “Great Suthern Man”.

John’s greatest strength is his lateral thinking and innovation, which he applies to competition rules like a genius. Expect twists and turns with every competition, whether the monthly Goblet comps, inter-club friendlies or the big kahuna—and John’s baby—the annual Tuross Head Flathead & Bream Tournament. Never one to rest on the status quo, John is an advocate of change where and when it’s needed and is personally responsible for the development of our Fishing Club’s new rule changes, which allow for and encourage catch and release of unwanted captures whilst still counting towards monthly and annual point scores. Resoundingly accepted at the 2015 AGM (>95% voted yes), these rules put our fishing club at the forefront of the recreational fishing sustainability movement in NSW and sure-up our sporting club’s longevity. True to John’s egalitarian nature, these rules were put to the membership for a vote, following education evenings. This is outside our By-Law requirements and goes a long way to demonstrate the respect he has for his peers.
Janine Campbell
  • Time spent fishing 14%
  • Outside/Deep Sea 1%
  • Rock & Beach 2%
  • Lake & Estuary 97%
  • Freshwater 0%

Janine Campbell

Catering Officer

“Canteen Campbell”? “Campbellicious”? This woman... my god! She is our “Masterchef”.

Anyone who has ever had the good fortune to be a guest at our monthly Goblet get-togethers will know that Janine is our best-kept secret. And it’s not just at those monthly weigh-ins that we reap the benefits. Her hand is up and catering suggestions are flying at the mere suggestion that we might host a “something”. Whether the numbers are 10 or 200, she is undaunted and unflappable. The food that comes from Janine’s kitchen is imbued with the nurture and care that lies at the core of her nature. You really can taste the love! This intrinsic habit of looking after her brood makes her one of our valued matriarchs. It also makes it impossible to resist the urge to help out and bring a plate along... The combined spreads are surely unrivalled in the fishing community!
Regina Byron
  • Time spent fishing %
  • Outside/Deep Sea %
  • Rock & Beach %
  • Lake & Estuary %
  • Freshwater %

Regina Byron

Minutes Secretary

“Regina Regina”. Whilst her tiara may only be plastic, she’s unchallenged as our Queen Of The Minute.

Regina moved to Tuross Head only recently, but she and husband Mike quickly chose our Fishing Club as their domain, hoisted the Byron flag and never looked back. Possessing a sound analytical mind and a scientific background, Regina’s attention to detail and protocol is a big boost to the running of the Club.
Marty Sheather
  • Time spent fishing %
  • Outside/Deep Sea %
  • Rock & Beach %
  • Lake & Estuary %
  • Freshwater %

Marty Sheather

Ordinary Committee Member
Scott Paul
  • Time spent fishing %
  • Outside/Deep Sea %
  • Rock & Beach %
  • Lake & Estuary %
  • Freshwater %

Scott Paul

Ordinary Committee Member
Jo Starling
  • Time spent fishing 60%
  • Outside/Deep Sea 10%
  • Rock & Beach 5%
  • Lake & Estuary 75%
  • Freshwater 10%

Jo Starling

Ordinary Committee Member

“MoJo”? “Queen Of The By-Catch”? She’s been called many things in her time, but when it comes helping to get our message out, she’s our “Starlet”.

With a surname synonymous with Australian fishing, Jo’s pedigree has been highlighted in marriage... but she really can fish in her own right. She and Steve enjoy all forms of recreational fishing, exploring any watery nook and cranny both here and overseas, chasing anything with fins. They are not fussy about what species delivers their enjoyment, but they are very committed to sustainability and only taking what you want to eat. Jo’s experience in marketing and advertising has bolstered the Tuross Head Fishing Club’s promotions and public image. She brings humour and a challenge to the table—that challenge being a belief that there is no gender bias in recreational fishing. So there’s the gauntlet, girls! Will you pick it up?

NextGEN Public Uploader by WebDevStudios

WordPress Backup