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APYAC News


 Due to Covid restrictions, you must book ahead for dining.

Ring 9690 5530 and press #1, or:

DINING BOOKINGS CLICK HERE


 

 

ChinesNY21

 

YUM CHA BRUNCH
If you are booked for Yum Cha Sunday, come early!
It starts at 10:00 a.m. and finishes at midday.
 
The staff needs to turn the club around
for the normal Sunday Lunch bookings.

 

Come and celebrate the Year of the Ox.

Celebrating Lunar New Year for

our Chinese and Vietnamese friends

Seats available book

now on Trybooking.com

 

Menu 

Prawn crackers

Green tea

Chicken and corn soup

Sang choy bao

Pork shao mai

Prawn dumpling

Deep fried wonton

BBQ pork bao

Prawn spring roll

Pan fried gyoza

 

Dessert 

Either lychees and ice-cream,

or other.


Chilli, soy sauce, Chinese vinegar, and chop sticks.

 

Included is a Sing Tao beer, or a

glass of red, or white, wine. 

 

$35 per head 

 

 


 

APYAC 12Feb21 min

THE CLUB IS OPEN

We are back to Covid Normal.

HOURS OF OPERATION HERE

 


 

 

Whiting

 

Tiger Lyons Whiting Open 
Competition Is On This Weekend

 

The whiting comp will be run this weekend. Registered competitors have been contacted by email to see if they are still able to compete and attend lunch. If you hadn’t previously registered and want to compete please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm Friday stating boat registration, team members, and if you are able to attend lunch on Sunday. The club has now advised there will be a $10 pp contribution for lunch

 

Weigh-in closes at 12:00 noon on a Sunday To Be Advised.
$150 BCF voucher for Heaviest Whiting
$100 BCF voucher for Heaviest aggregate Whiting bag over the two days 
Lunch to follow - APYAC clubrooms
Please register by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. including contact details, number of competitors (for catering purposes) and boat registration.

 

Check out the Competition Details HERE

 


 

Lake Purrumbete

Lake Purrumbete Angling Trip
Labour Day Long-Weekend
6th, 7th, & 8th March

 

Anyone interested in coming please call John or Eddie for information or call the Lake Purrumbete Holiday Park for private bookings. Limited space in bunk style accommodation is available.
John 0449192865 or Eddie 0403 586 506
Call John Clements at Purrumbete Holiday Park if you want to arrange other accommodation on (03) 5594 5377 or 0438 682 765
540 Purrumbete Estate Rd., Koallah, Victoria.

 


 

LangdonRoom

Angler's Menu 

Main Course 

Fish and Chips 

Beer battered flake fillets, chips, tartare sauce and choice of garden salad or Asian salad 25.00 

 

Atlantic Salmon (GF on request) 

Crispy skinned fillet, roasted chats, seasonal greens, with olive tapenade 28.00 

 

Seafood Platter (GF on request)
King prawns, oysters, smoked salmon, calamari, garden salad and chips 35.00 

 

Chicken Parmigiana 

Chicken schnitzel topped with house-made Napoli, ham and cheese, served with chips and choice of garden salad or Asian slaw 25.00 

 

Salt & Pepper Calamari 

Served with aioli, lemon, choice of garden salad or Asian slaw, and chips 25.00 

 

Scotch Fillet 300g (GF on request)
Grilled to your liking, served with chips and either garden salad or Asian slaw. Choose from either a mushroom, peppercorn or red wine sauce 32.00 

 

Prawn Linguini (vegetarian or vegan on request)
Basil, garlic, chilli and rich tomato sugo, topped with rocket and parmesan 27.00 

Vegetarian or Vegan 21.50 

 

Chicken Caesar Salad (GF on request)
Marinated chicken tenderloins, cos, crispy bacon, parmesan, egg, anchovies, croutons and house-made dressing 22.50 

 

Bowl of Chips 6.00 

 

Dessert 

 

Cheesecake 

Layered with berry compote and ginger crumb 9.70 

 

Chocolate Raspberry Cake GF (DF, Vegan on request) 

With fresh strawberries and vanilla ice-cream 9.70 

 

Cheese Platter 

Camembert, blue vein and cheddar with dried fruit, mixed nuts, and crackers 12.50

 

[GF= Gluten Free   DF= Dairy Free]

 

Thursdays & Fridays: Lunch & Dinner

Saturdays & Sundays: Lunch only

 

For ALL restaurant bookings:

DINING BOOKINGS CLICK HERE

 

The system is set up to allow 110 seats inside, and 44 seats outside. If the inside fills first, it will only allow people to book outside tables.

A reminder is sent at 9 a.m. the day before your booking and asks you to click the confirm button. It also has a cancellation button.

For high-speed access, you can add the Obee website as an icon to your phone screen:

Add iPhone icon HERE  or 

Add Android icon HERE

Cancellations.

As you may appreciate, Members are inconvenienced if someone books a table then fails to turn-up. Cancellations and amendments are inevitable, but it doesn’t take much to make the change. Just hit the link within your Obee confirmation, and follow the steps.

If you fail to cancel in advance and do NOT show up for your booking, then you will be unable to book online in future, and will be required to phone and provide your credit card details in order to book a table.

 


 

APYAC THAI

 

Thai Cuisine Lunch 

Sunday 7th February 2021

Members & Waitlist

Book  here  https://tinyurl.com/APYACSundayThai

 

MAIN

Massaman Curry (Beef) 

Massaman curry is a rich, relatively mild Thai curry. Cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, cumin, bay leaves, nutmeg and mace are combined with more local flavours such as dried chili peppers, coriander, lemongrass, galangal, white pepper, shrimp paste, shallots and garlic to make massaman curry paste. 

OR 

Thai Green Curry (Chicken) 

The paste is fried in split coconut cream until the oil is expressed to release the aromas in the paste. Once the curry paste is cooked, more coconut milk and the remaining ingredients are added along with a pinch of palm sugar and fish sauce. Finally, as garnishes, Thai basil, fresh kaffir lime leaves, sliced phrik chi faa ("sky- pointing chilies", large mild chilies) are often used. 

OR 

Pad Thai (Tofu - vegetarian) 

Pad thai, or phad thai, is a stir-fried rice noodle dish commonly served as a street food and at most restaurants in Thailand as part of the country's cuisine. It is typically made with rice noodles, chicken, beef or tofu, peanuts, a scrambled egg, and bean sprouts, among other vegetables. 

SIDES

All dishes are served with Steamed Jasmine Rice, and a side of Asian Salad 

 

$27.50 per head.

 

DESSERT

Pandanus Crème Brûlée 

$11.00 per serve

 

The ONLY place for bookings for this event ishere:

  https://tinyurl.com/APYACSundayThai

 


 

Sam Tomkins 9 min

 

February 2021 General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, 3rd February 2021

Time:  7.00 p.m. (Bar open from 6 p.m.) 

Place: The Club. Welcome to the new normal.

Upon arrival, you will scan in with your phone for COVID compliances. The bar will be open, and normal refreshments provided.

All members, including Provisional Members, are welcome to attend.

AGENDA

Apologies 
Minutes of previous General meeting – Secretary Peter Nevile
President's report – Remy Van de Wiel
Treasurer’s report – Peter Taylor 
Boathouse report – Eddy Bernobich
Fishing report – Angling Committee
Shellfish Reef / VR Fish report – Bob Pearce
Metropolitan Anglers report – Pat Hutchinson
Sub Committee Reports:
- Operations
- Marketing, Communications, and Sponsorship
- Community Relations
- Food, Beverage & Functions
Guest Speaker: Sam Tomkins
Sam Tomkins, of South Melbourne, is an experienced, and very successful soft plastic and fly fishermen. Trophy catches are a regular occurrence for Sam who is on the water every other day. 
Focusing his efforts in our local fresh and salt water waterways, you will often find Sam landing trophy Yellow Belly, Trout or Perch at Albert Park Lake or at the many local piers, docklands, and rivers.
We are very lucky that Sam has agreed to share some of his experience, and knowledge with our members as he talks through some of the key principles of soft plastics fishing in our local waterways. 
He will show us some of the gear he uses, and talk through some techniques for soft plastic actions. 
The photo above shows a sample of one of his better catches in the last month.
Come and learn some new, and proven techniques for soft plastic fishing in our local waterways from an experienced, and enthusiastic young angler. 

 Meeting close.

 


 

AustraliaDay21 min

AUSTRALIA DAY BOAT RACE
POSTPONED DUE WEATHER 

 

The Australia Day Boat Race was postponed due to unfavourable weather conditions. The new date will be advised a.s.a.p. 

Should you wish to discuss the race with the Angling Committee, please call:
Anthony 0400 052 078  or  Alex 0418 527 182.
 

 

 

Obee

New Dining Booking System

 

We have streamed-lined all bookings for dining at the Club.

From now on, bookings will be made handled online by Obee

If you cannot do this, just dial the Club on 9690 5530, and select #1 to book. 

Please note:

(1) No deposits required for normal meals. 

(2) Bookings have priority. 

(3) Walk-ins are unavailable, due to COVID restrictions.

(4) Cancellations MUST be advised in advance, to allow other members to use the club.

The new Obee online booking form is now up and running, all links on this website will get you there.

As this is now live, it will act as the master list of all restaurant bookings, except for upcoming the Thai Sunday lunch event (see below) on the 7th of February. (To book for that event click: https://tinyurl.com/APYACSundayThai)

 

For ALL restaurant bookings:

DINING BOOKINGS CLICK HERE

 

The system is set up to allow 110 seats inside, and 44 seats outside. If the inside fills first, it will only allow people to book outside tables.

A reminder is sent at 9 a.m. the day before your booking and asks you to click the confirm button. It also has a cancellation button.

For high-speed access, you can add the Obee website as an icon to your phone screen:

Add iPhone icon HERE  or 

Add Android icon HERE

Cancellations.

As you may appreciate, Members are inconvenienced if someone books a table then fails to turn-up. Cancellations and amendments are inevitable, but it doesn’t take much to make the change. Just hit the link within your Obee confirmation, and follow the steps.

If you fail to cancel in advance and do NOT show up for your booking, then you will be unable to book online in future, and will be required to phone and provide your credit card details in order to book a table.

 

Kind regards,

Michael Blanche

Committee Member, Food & Beverage

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


OzDay PromoPic

AUSTRALIA DAY CLINKER BOAT RACE

TUESDAY 26th JANUARY 2021

Pre-race Briefing 09:30 a.m.

Race starts at 10:00 a.m. (ish)

Volunteers needed to assist. Please meet downstairs at 08:00 a.m.

This event is weather-related, bad weather factors may result in an earlier or later start, safety being the critical factor.

Prizes for 1st and 2nd Petrol Wooden Clinker

Prizes for 1st and 2nd Diesel Wooden Clinker

Prize for best presented boat (Scorers discretion)

 

Competitors must have a minimum 2 people in the boat

Complimentary Lunch to follow for participants.

Member spectator support will be greatly appreciated. 

Phone 9690 5530 to book your table for Australia Day lunch.

For further information call Alex 0418 527 182 or Anthony 0400 052 078

All boat owners taking part are urged to check their boats prior to race day. 

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your intention to race, including boat number, name, phone number, and numbers for catering purposes.

 

Competitors & Volunteers

 CLICK HERE

  


 

NYE Nutbush

 

New Year's Eve Party 2020
Age and experience on show to a younger generation.

 

Check out the video on the Club Facebook page HERE to see how the younger generation reacted to their elders  ... when NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS started playing. (Our version of 'social distancing' from 1973).

 


19th December 2020

SS DEC2020 Page One

Snapper Snippets OUT NOW!

Snapper Snippets is now available for download here:

 

Or you can view it on the club Facebook page:

23rd December 2020

 

President's Christmas Message

 

It has been a challenging year for almost all of us, and I think most of us are happy to see it behind us. We have had quite significant changes at the Club as you are aware, and like all change, it is not without its difficulties. However, we are beginning to see the light, and a number of significant positives have come out of the change as anticipated. I would like specifically to thank all those people who have volunteered and ask them to please be patient. We will be in contact with all of you in the New Year, and we do want to put the offer of your skills and experience to the best use for the benefit of the members.

We have had some issues with the food & beverage side, however, that is now settling down, and we are receiving some excellent comments from our members. We welcome any comments or suggestions in that area but again, please be patient, as we put new systems in place. Presently, bookings can be made by simply ringing the Club, and selecting option 1, which will transfer you straight through to a manned booking line, where you can make reservations. Alternatively, you can go straight to our website and make bookings on our website. Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, we need to know numbers, and we cannot afford with restricted numbers, late no-shows. So, it is a requirement that you provide your credit card. In the event of a late no-show, there is a minimum charge of $25 per head as you will find is the case with almost all restaurants in the current climate.

In the New Year, we will be looking to use some suitably qualified and experienced volunteers in the bar, and particularly, in non-peak times. Not only to reduce our expenses, but also to provide a sense of belonging to the Club.

We are also keen to ensure that as many members as possible have the opportunity to go fishing, whether it’s in the Club boats, whether it’s with some of the existing members who have the privilege of a boat space with a boat downstairs. We are setting up a system to allow that to function much more simply.

The accounts are gradually being completely reconciled, and the $50 bar tab will be placed on your accounts, early in the New Year. Again, please be patient, there is much we have done, and still, much to be done, but we will get there.

Remember, this is a Club, it is a Fishing Club, and it has the culture of a Club. We do not aspire to be a restaurant, a bar, or simply a social venue. We need to combine both activities. Having said that, it is an excellent location for functions of a whole range of variety. So please, contact the Club to discuss your next function for yourself, your family, and colleagues.

It is a privilege to belong to a Club that has million-dollar views for a cost of almost a cup of coffee per week, is an even greater privilege to be able to store a boat with the facilities to launch it, with a minimum of fuss and effort. Sometimes we overlook just how lucky we are.

The Committee has further plans for new initiatives next years, which we will let you know about early in the New Year. They include various measures to make members who come alone to the Club, feel much more welcome with the ability to sit at a table, specifically for that purpose. We also have subject to COVID-19 restrictions, a number of exciting functions planned.

I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and trust that we will have a safe, healthy, and Prosperous New Year.

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Remy.

 

Remy Van de Wiel,

President.

  


02nd December 2020

Ron Amy 26Jan20

  

 

Vale: Ron Amy

  

We are saddened to hear of the passing of
one of our club’s stalwarts, Ron Amy.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to
Ron’s family and friends.

 

 

Obituary & Tributes CLICK HERE

 

Tribute Video CLICK HERE 

 

 


  

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.

Tight lines

Philip Langdon

 


 

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

APYAC President


 

Farewell Ron

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!

Peter Nevile

 


 

Ron Amy - A Personal Reflection

 

It is with deep regret that I announce the death of one of the life members and pillars of our Club, Ron Amy, a man who gave generously of his time and much of his life to this, our Club.  He welcomed me and probably most of you into his warm heart.

He was for years the keeper of the keys to the club boats and worked with others in the boatshed.

A warm-hearted and sensible man, gone to the boat shed in the sky.  He will be greatly missed.

I would, on your behalf, extend sympathy and affection to Edie Amy.  She, like Ron, gave unstintingly of herself and her time and efforts to support our Club. She is currently in hospital.  We send her our love in this time of sadness. 

 

Remy van de Weil

 


 

NEW COVID INFORMATION

 

The Victorian Government has put in place regulations so that we may resume operations.

We now have restricted numbers, both indoors and outdoors, and are required to take the contact details of every customer to assist in rapid contact tracing.

All members and guests are required to wear a mask when moving around the club,

A number of other safety precautions are also be required, including extra cleaning, staff health screening, and temperature checks.

Diners must book ahead.

Thanks for bearing with us during this time.

 


 



 

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