Welcome to the Albert Park Yachting & Angling Club
The “Angler's” has been a hive of activity in Albert Park since 1909. With its engaging atmosphere and magnificent outlook, this is undoubtedly one of Melbourne’s Premier Clubs.
We have two decks with the most spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay you can ever imagine.
On a good day you can watch the Dolphins at play.
Our Dining and Bar areas also boast wonderful views, not to mention sensational food and wine!
There’s never a dull moment at the “Angler's” from Gourmet Lunches, to Rock Nights, all through the year.
Our prime purpose is of course “Fishing”. We have several Club Boats for hire, and down below sit well over 50 members fishing boats, some over 80 years old!
So if you are a Prospective Member or a Current Member, you are more than welcome to join us down at the “Angler's”.
Remy Van de Weil, President.
Philip Langdon On Ron Amy
When I joined APY&AC, Ron Amy was our president. I was made to feel welcome by Ron Amy, Ray O’Keefe, and many other members of our club. This had a huge influence on me to want to be involved with our club.
Ron was a real character who loved having a beer and talking to all his friends. When Ron stepped down as President, he took on the Boat House Captain’s position working on our club boats with Mal Manders. Also taking bookings for boat hire.
Ron’s commitment with Eddie to APY&AC was outstanding and he will be sadly missed by all our members.
Vale: Ron Amy
To all APYAC Members,
It is with a heavy heart that I advise of the passing of one of our most loved members, Ron Amy. Ron was probably one of our longest-term members and one of the club’s greatest contributors. One of the main things that makes a good club into a great club is the commitment of its members to contribute their time and efforts to their club and Ron was one of our club’s greatest contributors of all time. He loved the club with an absolute passion and worked tirelessly in a range of ways to help make the club so great. We owe him a great debt of gratitude and must ensure that his efforts over many years are never forgotten. He was made a life member of the club many years ago.
Ron controlled the Hire of Club boats from his house for many years, which in itself, involved a great deal of work. He also spent many hours of his time looking after the maintenance of our club boats and was a past Club President and Boathouse Captain. He was also an organiser of fishing trips away to such places as Lake Purrumbete where he would arrange accommodation, set up the barbeque, and do most of the cooking.
It is probably not well known that Ron was one of the pioneers of the Club serving lunches and it could be claimed that he was our first chef.
On a personal level, you never had to wonder what Ron was thinking at any time as he wasn’t shy about letting you know, having a strong personality that could appear fearsome at times but his bark was much worse than his bite. He was fearlessly loyal to his mates, of which he had many. Always he could be relied upon as a totally honest, generous, and helpful person.
Within our club, Ron was loved by most and ignored by few. We must make sure that Ron’s great efforts as a fellow club member and a great friend are never forgotten, nor that of Ron’s wife Edie who loyally supported him and contributed much to the club herself.
We offer our sincere condolences to Edie and family.
Remy van de Wiel
We will all miss you.
When I first joined the Club you and Edie cooked a mean fish and chips as volunteers. You were larger than life, and the backbone of the Club.
I enjoyed your company and assistance over the years with a number of boats. We shared more than one trait but the most glaring, or obvious, was your directness. No one was ever in doubt about your views!
You, and many others of your generation, set an example by your selfless volunteering for the benefit of the members of the Club. I am doing my best to continue that spirit with a whole new generation of volunteers. I am happy to say how proud you would be of the number of members who have put up their hands.
Tight Lines old man and thank you!