ANNOUNCING NATIONAL AUF SPEARFISHING EVENT.

After almost 75 years of organised Spearfishing in Australia the AUF is pleased to announce the holding of the first National Spearfishing Championships as a TRUE PAIRS (1up1down) event.
The Event is scheduled to be held in Queensland from 30th July 2022 to 4th August 2022. The venue is the town of 1770, 120klms north of Bundaberg. Please see the preliminary information pack below and watch for updates as we move forward.
https://auf.com.au/preliminary-information-pack-9-feb-22/

A Section Rules 10Feb2019

AUF National A-Sect Rules. Spear. 10 feb 2019

ARFF, CMR Media Release March 2018

Important: Please click on the link and read

ARFF, CMR Media release March 2018

Winner of the Beau Bere Award

Eden Brown of NSW wins Beau Bere Award for services to underwater hockey.

Eden has made a valuable contribution to underwater hockey in New South Wales, at both a development and representative level.
In her local club, the University of Wollongong UWH club, she often runs training sessions for the promising junior athletes that attend club nights. She has been selected as the chaperone for the NSW U19s boy’s and girl’s teams attending nationals on the Gold Coast in January 2017.
Eden has been a valuable player in the NSW elite women’s team for many years, helping them to reach the grand final in the last 4 consecutive years and coming away with silver. Eden was also awarded the MVP award in a losing side in this year’s elite women’s final at nationals on the Gold Coast.
Her representative honours also extend to the international stage. Eden won gold in the master’s women division at the world championships in Stellenbosch, South Africa in March. This was in conjunction to concurrently coaching the Australian elite women’s team at the world championships as well.
Eden’s attributes in both playing and developing the game make her an ideal candidate for the AUF Beau Bere award.

URGENT ACTION NEEDED. RESPOND TO PROPOSED NATIONAL MARINE PARK.

We URGENTLY need your input to the response required by the parks Australia proposed National Marine Park, THE CMR.

Chairpersons Please make sure that any clubs I've missed get a copy of this.
I will also be sending to all members individually & some Facebook so people can also respond as individuals.

Response can be emailed but MUST BE IN BY COB WED 20/9/17. IT NEEDS YOUR ATTENTION NOW. Address to email to is in the top of the draft word doc below.

It's important that we understand that the proposed MPA is for commonwealth waters only & has little to do with state/territory controlled marine parks such as solitary islands NSW, GBRMPA Qld, Ningaloo WA, ETC.  see info further below.

All State chairs & clubs could you please see my draft word doc below & if acceptable (reword/change) it wherever you wish (remove/replace the AUF reference if you want), & submit it under your State/territory) or your clubs name, address & signature.
If your too short of time then just submit them an email saying "I have read the AUF submission and agree with the points raised therein. Spearfishers should not be discriminated against and must have the same rights as other recreational fishers."
Obviously I will tidy up the draft with AUF logo, title & signature.
Email address to send it to is in the top of the draft doc.
For info on submissions go to:-  https://parksaustralia.gov.au/marine/get-involved/have-your-say/

Our thoughts are for all state/territory chairs, clubs, & individual members, & their friends & families to all submit. WE NEED A MASSIVE LOT OF SUBMISSIONS.

Keep Australia Fishing also has information YOU MAY USE IF YOU WANT TO DESIGN YOUR OWN WORDING GO TO:-  www.keepaustraliafishing.com.au
Or.     www.facebook.com/keepaustraliafishing

We've spent hundreds of hours & many thousands of dollars over the past five years working with other fishing peak bodies, key government & departments officials to try & get the best they'd give & we will see this through, but NOW WE MUST HAVE YOUR HELP IN A BIG WAY.

Done all we can do so now it's up to you all to step up on this. SPEARFISHING FUTURE ACCESS IS VERY MUCH IN YOUR OWN HANDS NOW.

Please if you need any information or help email or phone me but don't just let this go.
Thanks.
Adrian.

 

CMR have your say response. dr1

Australian Marine Parks draft Management plans released today

Read the details by selecting the link below

Australian Marine Parks draft management plans released today SECUNCLASSIFIED

Commonwealth Marine Reserves, Details Released.

For full details select the link below

CMR Press Release

Inter-Pacific Spearfishing Championships, Guam 2017 Report

EXTRA, EXTRA, read all about it!

InterPacific Report Guam 2017    to read - click on the link

PREMIER EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT 66th Australian National Open Spearfishing Titles January 2018

PREMIER EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT

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Aussie Team to Guam Fundraiser Results of Prize Draw.

Below see listed the prizes awarded to ticket numbers and purchaser reference. Thank you for participating.

Note: ALL winners please email to aufscnat [at] gmail [dot] com your mailing address and contact phone number for delivery of prizes.