Holy Cross Catholic School Fishing Club


Every November is ‘Fishvember‘ at Holy Cross Catholic School.

During the month of November our families get together, enjoy each other’s company and our wonderful local environment and go fishing.


Click the link below to register your family for Fishvember 2019

Fishvember 2019 Registration Form Fishvember 2019 Information Note

Fishvember Week 1 2019

Fishvember 2019 Week 1 got off to a great start with wonderful weather.  There were some great catches made by our families. This year we have 65 families (260 anglers) already registered.

This year you can also win a $200 prize pack each week of Fishvember (four prize packs in total) thanks to our friends at Frogley’s Offshore.  Details on how to enter the weekly draw have been sent home with the registration packs.

We have around $3000 of prizes to share with the families and friends of Holy Cross Catholic School once again this year with many amazing prizes supplied by iFish TV (Tackleworld Cranbourne), Shimano Australia Fishing and Frogley’s Offshore.

Fishvember Week 2 2019

Fishvember Week 2 has been big. Lots of families were able to get out and about to enjoy the weather and our amazing local waterways. It looks like many of our students have fed their families this week. Congratulations to Prue W who is our first winner of the weekly prize draw – Prue wins a prize of $200 from one of our wonderful sponsors Frogley’s Offshore. Keep your photos coming in and remember to tag your photos to be in the draw for the next weekly prize. #fishvember2019 #holycrosscatholicschoolkincumber @gamakatsuaus #gamafishvember #shimano #ifishtv #almcglashan #ifishtackleworld #fishingaustraliatv

Fishvember Week 3 2019

Once again we are seeing some fantastic catches from our families during Week 3 of Fishvember.  Special mention to Luke V for his 40cm Bream (that will certainly feed the family) and Billy K for his big Salmon. It is so great to see families out enjoying time together on our local waterways, especially with multi-generations fishing together. Congratulations to Lexi and Cassidy B and also to Kailani W who are our first winners of the weekly prize draw – Both families win a prize of $200 of product from one of our wonderful sponsors Frogley’s Offshore. This has been one of our most successful years ever with 76 families (290 anglers) registered for Fishvember 2019. As always, it’s never too late to register for Fishvember as we still have two weekends left for 2019.  Keep your photos coming in and remember to tag your photos to be in the draw for the next weekly prize. #fishvember2019 #holycrosscatholicschoolkincumber @gamakatsuaus #gamafishvember #shimano #almcglashan #ifishwtackleworld #fishingaustraliatv

Fishvember Weeks 4 and 5 2019

Another successful season of Fishvember has come to an end.  It was exciting that 77 of our School families (nearly 300 individual participants) joined into our annual festivities of all things fishing in 2019.  The photos show that there was much success achieved by our families and Ashton in Year 2 topped off the final week with the capture of a shark.

This Friday (6 December) will be our end of Fishvember Family BBQ and Prize Draw at the school hall.  We have had over $8000 of prizes provided to us by our sponsors this year which will be shared out with our families this Friday. A huge thank you must go to our sponsors for 2019 (Frogley’s Offshore, Gamakatsu, Shimano Fishing Australia, Tackleworld Cranbourne and Al McGlashan Media).  A big thank you also must go to two of our school parents – Matt Judd has kindly donated two Casio GShock watches worth around $350 in total as prizes and Ben Sandman organised the donation of products from Shimano Fishing Australia.

Fishvember 2018

Week 1

The weather for Week 1 of Fishvember was fantastic and lots of our families were able to get out and about.  Some great catches were made but, more importantly, some great family time happened!  It’s not too late to join into Fishvember 2018 – we have around $2000 of prizes to share with our School Community just for joining into the fun.

Fishvember 2018

Week 2

Once again we were blessed with perfect weather for the second week of Fishvember.  Some brilliant catches have been made over the first two weeks of our annual angling event. It’s so great to see families out and about together enjoying our amazing local environment and fitting in tie to go fishing before and after school, even in the middle of the week, as well as enjoying time together on the weekend.  You will notice multiple generations of families in the photographs and also multiple families meeting up and fishing together as a group.


Fishvember 2018

Week 3

Week 3 of Fishvember saw some more amazing catches by our families.  This is the last week of Fishvember coming up so it is your last chance to join into the fun and be part of the prize draw.  Don’t forget to send in your photos from Fishvember as this is your entry into the draw.

We have our Fishvember Family sausage Sizzle and Prize Draw outside the School Hall this coming Friday (30 November 2018).  The BBQ is from 5:30pm and the prize draw from 6:30-7:30pm.

We now have around $2500 of amazing prizes to share with our school families. A huge thank you to our sponsors who have supported us by donating the prizes: Tackleworld Cranbourne Victoria and iFish, BCF West Gosford, BCF Lakehaven, Pure Fishing/Berkeley, Fishing World Magazine, SoftGaff, Al McGlashan Media, the Ottaway Family, Ben Sandman (School parent) and Chris Judd (School grandparent).

Fishvember 2018

Week 4


Fishvember 2018 is officially finished for another year.  It was another great year with around 70 families taking part and nearly 300 anglers. We finished with our Fishvember BBQ and prize draw after school on Friday 30th November.  We had over $2500 of prizes that were shared with our participants.  Many thanks to the people and companies that helped us out with donations of prizes including Tackle World Cranbourne, BCF Lake Haven, BCF West Gosford, Pure Fishing, Berkley, SoftGaff, Fishing World, Al McGlashan Media, The Big Fish, Chris Judd, the Ottaway Family, Ben Sandman, Ken Sharp and Norm Smith.


Fishvember 2017

Also click on the links below to see some of our great captures from Fishvember 2017.

Fishvember Week 1 2017 Fishvember Week 2 2017 Fishvember Week 3 2017 Fishvember Week 4 2017 Fishvember Week 5 2017 Fishvember Prizes 2017