Fishing in Port Stephens with Probus: It’s a matter of hook, line and sinker

Probus’s David Long with just one of the ones that didn’t get away.
Probus’s David Long with just one of the ones that didn’t get away.


PORT Stephens is a fishing paradise and the Probus Club of Port Stephens has reintroduced the piscatorial activity of fishing for its members.

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The fishing outings are being delivered under the guidance of a very enthusiastic David Long who has been doing his homework on suitable secret spots and, of course, the all important tides.

There has been an excellent response by members including a few ladies who are very keen to hook up and land a catch.

David is making the fishing days interesting with lunches, and 4WD bus trips being added to the calendar.

There are also possible plans for an away fishing trip; the list is well thought out and will keep the fishing people very busy.

Fishing Probus Member, David Long told News Of The Area, “Catching a fish is a bit of a lucky dip at times but on our last venture on Friday 13, proved good luck as I landed a decent sized catch.”

Next month, weather permitting, the Probus Club members are off in boats from Soldiers Point after a light lunch at the Boatshed.

“This fishing lark is a very social affair as are all the activities in this friendly mixed-gender club,” he said.

The Probus Club of Port Stephens invites the community to come along to a meeting at Nelson Bay Bowling Club on the second Thursday of the month at 9.30am in the Nelson Room to find out about the great activities that Probus offers.

You can find out more at or by contacting the Membership Director Penny: [email protected]



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