Almost 20 years ago, Dave ‘Nugget’ Downie, got a few mates together and started a fishing club, which for want of a better name, became known as Nugget Fishing. The Club grew with the help of an online forum and keen members. In 2018 with 7000 online members and a growing number of families turning up to our monthly weigh-in / BBQ, we decided that we needed a Clubhouse. We were granted a lease of land at Skinners Park Carbrook and commenced plans to build. Unfortunately, a Motorway extension was announced in January 2019 which would go stright through the proposed Clubhouse. After much discussion and Council advice, we were given the option to transfer our lease to Tansey Park Tanah Merah, which we accepted. It was then decided, in order to get Council support, local sponsorship and grow the Club, we need to change the name to one that represented our local area. At a committee meeting in September 2019, a decision was passed unanimously to change the name of the Club to the Logan City Fishing Club.
We are a family friendly Club with monthly competitions, weigh in and social BBQ. The rules are pretty simple – the competitions starts at midnight Thursday, you can fish anywhere you like as long as you’re at the weigh in by 12 midday Sunday. We cater for all types of fishing with several categories including inshore / offshore / surf and freshwater. We’re pretty conservation minded, you can only weigh in one of any species, you can also show a brag mat photo of a fish you caught and released in the sportfish category. Each time you weigh in, or show a brag mat photo, you accrue points towards the annual championship awards. Weigh ins are (for now) held at Skinners Park Carbrook. You don’t need to weigh in or even have gone fishing to come to a weigh in – everyone is welcome, even if they’re not a member. There are no fees of any sort to join, weigh in or be a member – the Club is totally free. We usually have a raffle at the weigh ins which you are welcome to buy tickets in if you choose. We also have a gold coin donation sausage sizzle. Come down and meet the members, bring the family, kids most welcome. Club weigh-in dates are listed in the right side of the forum and there is an event calendar link at the top of the page. If you have any questions or want more information, use the contact link to email us.