The “modern era” of Game fishing from Port Hacking dates from the formation of the present Port Hacking Game Fishing Club (PHGFC) at a meeting held at the home of Captain C.C. Logan MBE, in Cronulla on August 27th, 1953.
Captain Logan was a distinguished master mariner and fishing enthusiast who had canvassed the formation of a club amongst people who may have been interested. In the event, seven attended the inaugural meeting whereupon a constitution and set of rules was agreed. Captain Logan was elected President and his son, Charles Logan, was appointed as delegate to the NSW Game Fishing Association, a prerequisite to recognition as an official club and an affiliate. Initial subscriptions were two Guineas for male members and one Guinea for lady and junior members.
In its present form PHGFC has built itself into a highly regarded and formidably competitive game fishing club that currently holds many NSW, Australian and World Record claims across a wide range of angler categories and fish species. The club has a strong following and brand with its members regularly representing in nation and international tournaments across the globe. The club strives to offer not only an all-round fishing opportunity but also a family friendly social atmosphere with a key focus on small fry and junior angler grass roots development.
The club is focused on fishing sustainability, research and works hand in hand with the NSW Department of Primary Industries with regards to their national tagging program. We also work directly with many top Australian University researchers in providing species samples when available for further research development.