The Coffs Harbour Deep Sea Fishing Club was originally founded on the 10th June 1964, holding its first meeting in the CWA Rooms.The club began as a loose grouping of deep sea fishing anglers, launching off the jetty beach in front of the then sailing club, they would gather back on the beach to clean their catch and share a beer.At this time the original harbour pilot’s home located on the southern headland, and which had been a site office for the Public Work’s Department, was vacant and in a bad state of disrepair. The Shire Council applied on the club’s behalf to use the vacant building as a clubhouse.
In 1966 the interior office space was converted to roomy clubhouse quarters using volunteer labour. The clubhouse remained virtually unimproved until 1982 when the entire interior was renovated to create a bar, dining room and entertainment area, but the club could only operate on Saturdays and Sundays.
During this time the club employed its first part time employee who worked 4 hours both days, with the club directors also manning the bar on a roster system.
In 1985 the Club applied for and received a full liquor licence and became a registered club trading Friday nights, Saturdays and Sundays, until 1987 when it was decided to open every day of the year.
In 1994 the club carried out $500 000 in renovations which were the first major improvement since 1982. The improvements enhanced the club’s trading position enabling further extensions to be carried out in 1996, adding a dedicated dining area and dance floor capable of accommodating 150 diners.
The Club has continued its expansion program completing major extensions in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and more recently, the construction of new offices and renovation of the large BBQ area in May 2008.