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Spearfishing and freediving are inherently risky activities. In addition to the risk of death or injury posed by Shallow Water Blackout, currents, shark attacks, drowning, entanglement and boating accidents.
It heavily taxes your cardio-vascular, respiratory and muscular systems.
To spearfish and freedive you should always obtain proper technical and physical training before attempting it.
Social Dives & Club Trips:
Diving with St George Spearfishing Club is not all about competition diving. Many of our club members have joined for the social dives held monthly up and down the coast. Here you get to dive with club members and learn new techniques from others. When you become a club member you will be sent a SMS with all social dive info & gain exclusive access to our members only Facebook Page.
OR drop it off at the club meetings - 7pm on the 3rd Monday of every month at Royal Motor Yacht Club.
Want to join the St George Spearfishing Club?
Welcome to the home of the St George Spearfishing & Freediving Club.
The St George Spearfishing and Freediving Club started back in 1956 and was one of the first spearfishing clubs in Australia. We always welcome new members and meet from 7pm on the 3rd Monday of every month at:
We have moved to Royal Motor Yacht Club
228-232 Wooloware Rd
Burraneer NSW 2230
(some members have drinks/dinner earlier in the bistro from 6.30pm, all welcome)
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the rules of all USFA run competitions in NSW:
St George Competitions:
There are now 2 separate comps within St George.
1.The Alliman Shield
2. FOTY (Fish of the year - social)
The main comp is the Alliman Shield . This is a competition run on Sundays only once a month. Championship also run a few times a yr in various locations. There are Grade and Age sub categories within these comps. Our "Club Champion" comes from these scores.
Fish of the Year (FOTY) is a more social comp. These perpetual trophies are awarded for the best fish in 15 different species. These fish can be caught anywhere in Australia, anytime in or out of competition. You must submit a photo of the fish on a set of digital scales to our sports secretary either by email or post to qualify.
Club records gives all financial members a chance to go down in St George history with a record capture.
When submitting a record please ensure that ALL the criteria's are met or else your record WILL be rejected. Forms available on our closed club facebook page.
Once your record has been approved by the committee you will receive a official record certificate acknowledging your achievement and the records list will be updated.
The club holds a presentation each year with all family members encouraged to come where trophies are awarded to members.