Something very fishy will be happening in Bermagui soon.
More than 130 anglers will descend on the town for the annual Knox Boat Fishing Club's competition on February 28.
Club president Wes Chandler said the trip has a 35-year history, but would mean a little bit extra this year.
"We're based in Melbourne and felt pretty hopeless to what was going on around New Year's Eve," Mr Chandler said.
"We know many people from Mallacoota, Pambula, Merimbula and up to Bermagui that we call personal friends.
"So we've been feeling the pain for everyone being evacuated three or four times and waking up to the smell of smoke - people were left wondering if today would be the day on many occasions."
We've got 33 boats coming up with around 130 anglers making the trip and we're looking to help the community in any way we can.Wes Chandler
Mr Chandler said a lot of the coast was still dealing with the anguish and trauma of the fires and the club were keen to get on the road and help where they could.
"We've got 33 boats coming up with around 130 anglers making the trip and we're looking to help the community in any way we can."
Part of fundraising efforts to support the Far South Coast include an online raffle the club has been running for an accommodation package, while they will also run raffles on the ground during their visit with the proceeds to be donated locally.
Most of the flotilla will take part in a catch and release game fishing competition, while about four boats will also enjoy some fresh water and estuary fishing during the visit.
Mr Chandler said the emphasis is getting into the area and shopping locally and just helping boost local business during what should be their busiest time of year.
"It's just got some extra meaning for us this year to come and help out," Mr Chandler said.
"I think the main thing is we're here to support the businesses and get them back on their feet so life can go on.
"We want to start showing people it's okay to holiday and return to the South Coast."
Mr Chandler said a convoy of the boats will leave early on the 28th and would be stopping regularly for coffees, breakfast and a few sneaky pies.
The club will also be showing support where they can, filling the petrol tank, stocking up on groceries and staying in Bermagui across the duration of the trip.