CURRENT COMMITTEE – 2017

President: Chris Schrueder
Vice President: Mark Hobbs
Secretary: Travis Fischer
Treasurer: Dusan Ivanovic

Regular Member: Andrew Martin
Regular Member: Ben Le Vagueresse
Regular Member: Brian Thompson
Regular Member: Louis Bokor
Regular Member: Simon Hall

Casting Coach: John Waters
Italian Casting Coach: Ian Mitchell
Fly Tying Coach: Anthony Mockunas
Webmaster: Chris Schrueder



HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBERS


BRUCE SMITH
For over thirty years Bruce Smith has been fly fishing the many lakes and streams of southern Australia. Throughout this time Bruce has shown great dedication to fly fishing. Photography is also a huge passion and Bruce has captured many beautiful images of the Monaro, Tasmania, Snowy Mountains, Victorian Central Highlands and the mighty Goulburn River. Bruce was a fly fishing guide in the early 90’s and still believes teaching the art of fly fishing is extremely important, however he gained more satisfaction from introducing people to nature and everything that surrounds it. Bruce has been a fly fishing consultant, writer and photographer for many publications including FlyLife, Fishnet, Victorian Fishing Monthly, Fishing World,Modern Fishing, Freshwater Fishing, Southwest Fishing, Northeast Fishing, Go Fishing and the book Rex Hunt Fishing Australia. Bruce has also given reports and fishing advice to many other media outlets like 3AW, ABC, 3SCR and The Outdoor Life Radio Show. Currently Bruce is producing YouTube video podcasts with our own John Guljas on OzTroutHunter.

PHILIP WEIGALL
Philip Weigall lives with his partner and two young sons near Ballarat, Victoria. He is a flyfishing guide and instructor at Millbrook Lakes, and otherwise fishes and travels as often as he can. Philip has been writing regularly on all things flyfishing for over twenty years and is presently editor and feature writer for FlyStream online magazine. Philip was previously editor of FlyFisher magazine and has written articles for many well known publications such as FlyLife and Freshwater Fishing. He is also the author of many flyfishing books, including Fishing Season, Fishing Sense and his latest guide Flyfishing North-East Victoria.

ANDREW FULLER
Andrew is the owner of The Flyfisher and has fished for trout throughout Victoria and Southern New South Wales. He has an outstandng knowledge of all things flyfishing and he enjoys passing that knowledge on to anyone that visits the store. Andrew is as passionate as they come and whether you are a beginner or expert, Andrew has the skills to get your gear in top shape for the next trip. In his spare time, you will find him either fishing, tying flies, or researching the latest in new products and techniques. Andrew is a member of the Victorian Flyfisher’s Association and fights for the conservation of trout in Australia. Andrew travels the world in search of great fly fishing so if you need advice on fly fishing abroad then Andrew’s your man.

JOHN WATERS
John is one of Australia’s most decorated competition fly casters. A multiple Australian Champion and Australian representative at the World Championships on numerous occasions the CFFA is privileged to have John as our casting coach. John is currently heavily involved in Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, which is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing, casting, fly tying education and fishing outings.

PREVIOUS COMMITTEE – 2016

President: Ben Le Vagueresse
Vice President: Louis Bokor
Secretary: Travis Fischer
Treasurer: Dusan Ivanovic

Regular Member: Dianne Cooper
Regular Member: Mark Hobbs
Regular Member: Ian Mitchell
Regular Member: Anthony Mockunas
Regular Member: Chris Schrueder
Regular Member: Brian Thompson
Regular Member: Val Zelenbaba

Casting Coach: John Waters
Italian Casting Coach: Ian Mitchell
Fly Tying Coach: Mark Hobbs
Fly Tying Coach: Brian Thompson
Webmaster: Chris Schrueder

PAST COMMITTEE – 2015


President: Ben Le Vagueresse
Vice President: Dusan Ivanovic
Secretary: Travis Fischer
Treasurer: Louis Bokor
Regular Member: Andrew Martin
Regular Member: Val Zelenbaba
Regular Member: Anthony Mockunas
Regular Member: Dianne Cooper
Regular Member: Stephan Toman
Regular Member: Chris Schrueder

Casting Coach: John Waters
Fly Tying Coach: Mark Hobbs
Webmaster: Chris Schrueder


2014 COMMITTEE


Ben Le Vagueresse – Interim President
Val Zelenbaba – Interim Vice President
Dusan Ivanovic – Treasurer
Travis Fischer – Secretary
John Waters – Casting Coach
Stephan Toman – Regular Member
Andrew Martin – Regular Member
Louis Bokor – Regular Member
John Guljas – Regular Member
Chris Schrueder – Webmaster


INAUGURAL COMMITTEE – 2013


Ben Le Vagueresse – President
Chris Schrueder – Vice President & Webmaster
Dusan Ivanovic & Val Zelenbaba – Treasurers
Matt Garbutt – Secretary
John Waters – Casting Coach
Stephan Toman – Regular Member
Steve Byrne – Regular Member
Louis Bokor – Regular Member
Ian Scott – Regular Member