Coffs Harbour Deep Sea Fishing Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a reunion this weekend.
Coffs Harbour Deep Sea Fishing Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a reunion this weekend. Leigh Jensen

The fish that continues to grow in size over 50 years

THE BIG weekend has finally arrived.

Coffs Harbour Deep Sea Fishing Club celebrates half a century of good fellowship with a reunion this weekend.

The Coffs Coast Advocate's fishing correspondent, Ian Kemmis, said the reunion would be a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The celebrations will hit top gear at 3pm tomorrow, when the event kicks off.

"We start with a meet and greet followed by free eats," Ian said.

"New and old members can mix and reminisce about years and fish gone by.

"There will be lots of memorabilia on display and a courtesy bus will run during the evening and following tomorrow's lunch."

On Sunday, the club's deep sea section will be hosting a gentle fishing comp for any old, new or current members looking to wet a line.

Activities start with a barbecue breakfast at 6am before skippers depart with crews.

"Maybe the old hands will teach the young skippers a thing or two," Ian said.

"The new boats will know how to get to the spots time and time again but, just maybe, those senior members might know other tricks about how to land those trophy fish.

"For those not keen or for those that have lost their sea legs, a phantom event will be run alongside the main event.

"Others who prefer to fish land-based, the beach, rock and estuary section will be running an outing as well."

Full details will be given and nominations taken at tomorrow's meet and greet.



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