We are a not-for-profit community based organisation that strives to ensure high quality fishing experiences are maintained and enjoyed, as an integral part of the WA lifestyle.
Recreational fishing in Western Australia is enjoyed by an estimated 740,000 people each year. Recfishwest aims to be an effective voice, promoting the best interests of recreational fishers in Western Australia and provides a weekly fishing forecast for Perth and WA. Recfishwest also aims to promote the value of recreational fishing as an enjoyable and sustainable pasttime.
Our partnerships with community groups and organisations have great benefits in making your fishing better and without the help of the community, many initiatives would not happen.
Recfishwest strives to make your fishing better through:
- Leading a State wide Rock Fishing Safety Strategy which allows fishers (both local and migrant) access to safety infrastructure and educational materials, outlining the dangers of rock fishing
- Travelling across the state with the help of regional communities and local fishing and boating clubs to deliver Recfishwest SunSmart Fishing Clinics. 15 years of Fishing Clinics has seen over 30,000 kids participate in our fishing clinics. For more on Recfishwest SunSmart Fishing Clinics, click here
- Partner with key community organisations to help protect and maintain recreational fishing amenities to help remove rubbish and ensure a clean and safe environment for future recreational fishing. For more click here
- Ensuring fishers with disabilities have safe and easy access to recreational fishing locations. For more click here
- Partner with the Department of Sport and Recreation to improve the profile of the importance recreation in WA and outline the how important recreational fishing is for the community
- Supporting research that helps better understand the health and wellbeing aspect of recreational fishing
- Supporting and administering recreational fishing leadership programs that enhance fisheries knowledge and provide a pathway to empower our next group of young future leaders in the industry
- Partnering with the WA Department of Fisheries to enable the help of fishers for Citizen Science. The help rec fishers provide by submitting fish samples goes a long way to help better manage WA fisheries. To read more click here
- Injecting recreational fishing licence money back into community projects that enhance recreational fishing experiences. To read more, click here