National Gone Fishing Day is fast approaching, coming up on the 13th October!
To celebrate, Recfishwest and the City of Cockburn are running two fishing clinics to encourage children and families to get outdoors, hopefully enjoy some beautiful weather and learn how to fish responsibly and safely. Our focus is entirely to create and promote wonderful fishing experiences. With this in mind, the Recfishwest Sunsmart Fishing Clinics will be run by Recfishwest’s experienced volunteer instructors with all equipment provided. The session is $5 per person and must be paid online by clicking on the ‘register’ tab *registration fee is non-refundable. Up to 50 children aged five to 15 years may be registered per fishing clinic. Parents are expected to be present as supervisors for children 12 and under and are strongly encouraged to join in at all of our clinics (although not required to register as participant).
Please feel free to bring along your lunch, some snacks are provided.
As always our Sunsmart Fishing Clinics are smoke free and all participants must wear a hat.
Point Samson Sunsmart Fishing Clinics
The Point Samson Community Association, with the support from City of Karratha are pleased to offer FREE Recfishwest SunSmart Fishing Clinics to families on Saturday 28th September held at Johns Creek Boat Harbour, Point Samson.
Choose from either a 9am – 11am or 5pm – 7pm session time (each clinic runs for two hours max)
Please register by clicking here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrations will close at 3pm Wednesday 25th September 2019
Session numbers are limited.
Fishing Clinic sessions are for children and families of all ages. Parents are expected to be present as supervisors for children under 12 and are strongly encouraged to join in at any Recfishwest clinic.
Participants are welcome to bring their own rods and reels; however Recfishwest will supply 20 rigs, plus fishing tackle, bait, sunscreen and expertise.
Any pre-existing medical conditions or allergies to shellfish or fish should note this detail on the registration form and, also speak to the instructor on the day who will allocate them a red wrist band. We use a combination of squid, prawns or fish, as well as burly during the fishing time. Instructors can easily set up a rig and hook for anyone wearing a RED allergy bracelet so they have minimal or no contact with potential allergens.
Looking for a clinic to get involved in? Click on the REGISTER tab to see what clinics are currently scheduled and available for registrations.
Recfishwest SunSmart Fishing Clinics for groups across WA
Recfishwest have been able to deliver fishing clinics to children and families across WA for many years free of charge, thanks to our excellent partnership with Healthway promoting the SunSmart messages, whilst introducing kids and families to recreational fishing basics. Our clinics have become increasingly popular every year and recently we have not been able to accommodate some of the booking applications we received.
As a result we have been working on a new approach to our booking schedule and structure, to continue to provide as many fishing clinic opportunities to groups in the regional, rural and remote areas, as well as the many metro groups in WA.
As from July 1st 2019 Recfishwest SunSmart Fishing Clinics are run for all groups at $5 per participant. For up to a 2 hour session we have a minimum group size of 15 and a maximum group size of 30. All updated details are available in the FAQ tab (above) on this page.
If you have more questions and can’t find the answers in our FAQ section you can send us a message from the ‘enquire’ tab above, or feel free to contact the office directly by phone (08) 9246 3366 or email email@example.com
Even more fishing opportunities
Fishability are a not-for-profit organisation who recognise the need to ensure recreational fishing is accessible and affordable to everybody, regardless of ability, skill level or experience.
With the support of a large team of volunteers, Fishability are able to deliver both jetty and boat programs regularly in the Perth metro areas and regional centers at no cost.
If you are keen to enquire about their program and participate either independently, or with your Care Organisation, simply follow the link to the online forms and mapping site for further information.