2016 Fishability Day

Do you want to be a part of the inaugural Fishability Day on Sunday, March 13?

Fishability Day is an annual statewide event which promotes the ability of all people to access and enjoy recreational fishing and we are encouraging all recreational fishers to get involved with this fun day.

It is being coordinated by Fishability, formerly known as Fishers with Disabilities, and will take place at 10 locations across the state from 9am to noon on that day, including in the metro area and major regional centres like Geraldton, Albany, Busselton, Bunbury and Carnarvon.

Fishability Day 2016

Any child or adult from the community who requiries support to try fishing for the first time is invited to turn up on the day and anyone simply wanting to enjoy a morning out is also welcome to join us at this free family event.

Grab a family member, encourage a friend or get a team together and participate in the event.

There is an online registration page and it will be a ‘catch, click and release’ concept, with participants who register also receiving a gift bag on arrival.

Many of the locations will have stalls, catering and special activities for the day, and there will be special fishing ambassadors at each venue.

It follows on from the Fishability project which created a map of fishing locations in WA suitable for use by people with disabilities and their carers. This project was funded from fishing licence money and was a finalist in last years National disability awards.


The map is available online at www.fishability.org.au and site photos, GPS data, facility construction, risks and capacity, vehicle and wheelchair access, parking, toilets, amenities, fishing information and adjacent facilities are available for each location. For more on Fishability day, click here.