Welcome to the Australian Land Based Anglers Association

At ALBAA we neither endorse nor oppose any other fisher groups, don’t wish to be exclusive in any of our endeavours or claim to represent anyone other than ourselves, adhere to a code that gives a consensual representation of club members in all our affairs and are actively engaged in the environmental stewardship that is a pre requisite for "continued and sustainable enjoyment" of the areas in which we fish.

While ALBAA provides all of the basic functions of a traditional fisherman's club we see no conflict in an angler belonging to their parent club and ALBAA, the difference is in our objectives.

ALBAA provides a forum for those interested people to take some of their thoughts out of the shed and share them with a group of like minded and motivated individuals. The Association has been set up in such a way that it is easy to build a team and get things done!

Above all at ALBAA we fish, so dust off your rods!

ALBAA Committee.

North Coast Longtail

2016-2017 ALBAA Membership

Membership to the Australian Land Based Anglers Association (ALBAA) for 2016-2017 is now open. ALBAA is currently offering annual membership running until 30 June 2017 via the following fee schedule:

Family: $65

Senior: $50

Student: $20

Junior: $10

Please note: a discount applies to individuals that are already existing ANSA members.

The ALBAA membership form can be downloaded at:


At this time ALBAA would like to thank its founding members for their ongoing support. We are proud of the achievements ALBAA has made and welcome, both the continued support of our current members and any new, like minded anglers wishing to join our association.

Why Join ALBAA?

In applying for membership and paying your fee you are paying for the ability to join a group of Land Based Anglers who wish to improve the rights of common people who fish, and to enjoy these activities in light of common objectives as stated in our clubs formation. Our objectives, rules and code of conduct are formulated in such a way that all members can solidly work towards the improvement and enhancement of recreational fishing in coastal areas Australia wide.

In joining this club as a member, you will participate in activities that strive to achieve these objectives, whilst at the same time continuing the enjoyment of your own fishing lifestyle.

As a member of this club, you will also become an affiliate and member of ANSA NSW. The Australian National Sportfishing Association of Australia (ANSA) has been around for quite a while with divisions right across the country. ANSA membership alone entitles all members to make use of a huge fishing network that strives for the improvement of sportfishing in this country, as well as providing access to claim state, national and world records. ANSA also has conservation and fishing ethics with representation on peak bodies. There are insurance benefits to both the club and individual members if desired, and the ANSA affiliation is part of a huge network of clubs and associations throughout Australia and in fact the world.

In addition, our members are diverse in location and knowledge, have extremely wide ranging experience, and we have a network of professional people who can help maintain and enhance your fishing experience. We are also generously open handed with assistance and friendship where required.

More importantly, you as a member will have the ability to present like minded views with a common theme. These views can be discussed in public forum, or privately with members. You will have the opportunity to express an opinion, and present yourself as a person who cares about your fishing future and help others with the same drive.

Australian Land Based Anglers Association.

Any queries regarding your application for ALBAA membership can be directed to: president@albaa.com.au

The Story of Jaw's Fin

by Bob Russo

Friday night and it is pouring down the rain that is, my partner in crime Jock has the flu so I am left to take on the rock we called 'Oasis' but you guys know as 'Neverfail' on my own.  Loading the Hilux with out Jock just didn't seem right but a blokes gotta do what a blokes gotta do.

I got to Kiama and I was getting edgy, not about fishing the ledge but I had done some careful homework and was confident that a good fish was on the cards.  How in God's name would I be able to hold a rod and gaff a fish of any size on the ledge where I would need to fish owing to the seas being up...


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ALBAA Objectives

Our objectives are not just a prerequisite to form a club but are representative of the ideals we commit to as individuals and as a club

"These core values are what unite us."

a. To work together with relevant Government agencies so that access to Land Based Game fishing locations can be maintained for the quiet enjoyment of fishers throughout Australia

b. To foster and demonstrate an environmental conscience throughout Australia by adhering to a self-imposed code of conduct as well as the laws and regulations in each Australian state.

c. To facilitate the accreditation of Land Based Anglers Australia wide.

d. To mentor the young and less experienced to adopt the policies set down by the association for responsible, safe and ecologically sustainable fishing.

e. To recognise and respect the management authorities and traditional owners of the land, oceans and living resources in which fishers interact.

f. To provide ongoing support to environmental actions taken on a volunteer basis within the club.

g. To remain an impartial recreational fishery stakeholder group and agree to present fair, just and representative opinions of club members in order to achieve the above objectives. Our priorities are to be of service to all stakeholders in which we share common resources.

h. To promote safe and sustainable land based fishing within all state and commonwealth controlled lands.

Note: Where 'stakeholders' are defined as 'denoting a type of organisation or system in which all the members or participants are seen as having an interest in its success'.

Land-Based Angling

Shaking the Monkey Again

Shaking the Monkey Again


2 from 2 and a Jew for You

Jaws Fin

The Story of Jaw's Fin

Friends of ALBAA

Sportfish Extreme Australian National Sportfishing Association ANSA Angel Ring Project Beachmaster Fishing World