Cairns Game Fishing Hall of Fame
The Cairns Game Fishing Hall of Fame has been formed to provide a memorial for those individuals, living and deceased, who have made meaningful contributions over the years to Cairns game fishing. The contributions can be for angling achievements, exploration, angling technology, literature, the arts, science, education, the environment, fishing administration, communication, administration of fishery resources, promotion of the area and its resources or any other such thing that can be demonstrated to have contributed to the development of the sport at Cairns.
Going forward the intention is to induct 2 qualified nominees every 2nd year. The decision on the awarding of Hall of Fame entry will be entirely at the discretion of the Hall of Fame Committee and will be based on written information provided in support of the nominee and on any other supporting information subsequently requested or obtained. The Hall of Fame Committee may conduct its own research into a nominee’s achievements and may request additional information in support of the application, entirely at its own discretion.
Nominations will be accepted from any individual, association, club or organisation other than the individual being nominated. Nominees may be persons deceased or alive.
Nominations must be in writing and should include as much information as possible on the person being nominated. The nomination in writing must include the name and contact details of the proposer/s. ALL NOMINATIONS WILL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.
CAIRNS GAME FISHING HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE
- Daniel McCarthy – President, Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association
- Neil Patrick- Trustee, International Game Fish Association
- Tim Simpson – Editor in Chief, “Blue Water Boats and Sportsfishing” Magazine.
- John McIntyre- Game Fishing Writer and Historian
Nominations may be made by mail to: The Chairman, Cairns Hall of Fame Awards, Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association, P.O. Box 5722, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Current members of the Hall of Fame Committee are not eligible for nomination.
Congratulations to the 2010 Hall of Fame Inductees, the late Sir Garrick Agnew and Dr Julian Pepperell who were inducted into the Cairns Game Fishing Hall of Fame on the 27th of November 2010 at the Shangrila Hotel, Cairns.
CAIRNS GAME FISHING HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
◊ Captain Peter Bristow
◊ Dr Dave Curnock
◊ Billy Fairbairn
◊ Patrick Gay AM
◊ Bob Lowe
◊ Vince Vlasoff MBE
◊ Mr & Mrs Bob and Dolly Dyer
◊ Mr John (Jock) Izatt
◊ Capt William (Bill) Edwards
◊ Sir Garrick Agnew
◊ Dr Julian Pepperell
◊ Capt Laurie Woodbridge
◊ Capt Laurie Wright
◊ Capt Peter B Wright
◊ Ms Daphne Nielsen
◊ Capt George Bransford
◊ Capt Dennis “Brazakka” Wallace
◊ Mr Jack Erskine
◊ Mr John Johnson
◊ Mr Peter Goadby