St George Sea Dragons


Life Members

Since our clubs inception in 1956 there have been a variety of personalities involved with the St George Spearfishing ClubThis page is intended to pay tribute to members who have made a contribution either to the sport of spearfishing or to our club.

Each year at our AGM members have the opportunity to nominate current or previous members for inclusion as a Life Member. Life Membership entitles those to continual membership without payment of annual fees (unless currently fishing competitions)



Ben Allen

Ben holding a very nice Samson fish taken in WA.

Ben Cropp

Ben is considered one of the world's leading underwater photographers. Ben was an active spearfishermen and member of St George throughout the 1960's before moving to north Queensland.
Soozie Dockar

Soozie is one of Australia's finest female spearo's. Soozie has dedicated her life to spearfishing and underwaterHockey and is heavily involved with the Australian Underwater Federation.   

 Wally Gibbins

Wally was one of the founding members of the club and proud owner of the former club flagship the Dragon Boat. Wally devoted his life to spearfishing and underwater exploration and was involved in the recovery of countless wrecks and merchandise.

Merv Sheehan

One of our longest members spearfishing until his early 70's. Merv stepped down as club president in 2003 after nearly 36 years. He has dedicated his life to ensuring the rights of spearfishermen across Australia.

Roger Shephard 


Roger began spearfishing as a 10 year old in 1955 at Lake Macquire with a stick and 2 six inch nails. By 1966 (pictured) his spearfishing had improved with this massive Kingfish. Throughout the 1960's Roger captured many hours of underwater footage including early Alliman Shields.

Ron Taylor

Ron is the only world champion spearfishermen ever produced by Australia. Ron is also well known for his underwater photography and movies.

Valerie Taylor

Besides being the wife of Ron Taylor, Valerie was an accomplished spearo in her own right. Valerie was Australian Ladies Champion for many years throughout the 1960's. However, she is probably best known for her conservation works, particularly with sharks.

Kevin Walker

Kevin is a long time St George member showing he's still got it with this nice 4.5kg crayfish taken from the Bunker group in 2005.