Western Australia is home to the best and most diverse fishing experiences in Australia. From the far south east coast to the top of the Kimberley, many of WA’s regional coastal towns along the way thrive on recreational fishing.
Every year thousands of Western Australians hit the road to get off the beaten track and visit some of these coastal getaways. Often visitors have fishing in mind but may not be aware that there are a whole host of fishing events throughout the year welcoming locals and visitors alike.
Many regional centres have fishing clubs, most of which host some great events and are the hub of the community. These fishing events generally occur in the form of a competition and when applicable entry fees are very affordable with quality prizes always on offer.
Fishing competitions present an opportunity to enjoy Western Australia’s safe, accessible and sustainable fishing experiences while giving you the chance to experience something different, meet some new people along the way and fish in locations you may not have before. They are open for your enjoyment all across WA, so familiarise yourself with fishing events close to you or your holiday destination, and start planning your next trip.
Western Australia Fishing Club Events
(*note: not all events and competitions are listed here, and some have already been completed).
|Mackeral 1000 Spearfishing Comp||Statewide||2016 – June 30||WA Undersea Club|
|WAUC YTK Spearfishing Comp||Statewide||2016 – June 30||WA Undersea Club|
|Mandalay Family Fishing Event||Busselton||January||Mandalay Holiday Resort|
|Aussie Day Angler’s Ambush||Geraldton||January||Geraldton & Districts Offshore Fishing Club|
|Swanfish||Perth||February||Mellville Amateur Angling Club|
|Bluewater Tackle World Marlin Cup||Rottnest||February||Perth Game Fishing Club|
|MAAC Bluewater Classic||Perth||February||Marmion Angling and Aquatic Club|
|Albany Bream Spectacular||Albany||February||Albany Boating & Offshore Fishing Club|
|WAUC Bunbury Spearfishing Comp||Bunbury||February||WA Undersea Club|
|Kalbarri Sports Fishing Classic||Kalbarri||March 3-5||Kalbarri Offshore & Angling Club|
|Millard Classic||Bunbury||March 3-5||Bunbury & Districts Power Boat Club|
|Esperance Archipelago Offshore Angling Classic||Esperance||March 12||Esperance Deep Sea Angling Club|
|Gamex||Exmouth||March 17-25||Exmouth Game Fishing Club|
|Calamari Classic||Fremantle||March 18||Fremantle Sailing Club|
|Halco Abrolhos Islands Game Fishing Tournament||Geraldton||March 18-24||Geraldton & Districts Offshore Fishing Club|
|Shimano WA Open||Jurien Bay||March 31 – April 2||Perth Game Fishing Club|
|Glynn Dromey Memorial Spearfishing Comp||Lancelin||April 1||WA Undersea Club|
|Southern Ocean Spectacular||Albany||April||Albany Boating & Offshore Fishing Club|
|Masons Bar Beach Fishing Classic||Ocean Reef, Perth||April 7-9||Ocean Reef Sea Sports Club|
|WAUC Beagles Comp||Leeman||May 6||WA Undersea Club|
|Shark Bay Fishing Fiesta||Denham, Shark Bay||May 12-19||Shark Bay Fishing Club|
|Carnarfin||Carnarvon||May/June||Carnarvon Lions Club|
|Broome Billfish Classic||Broome||July 17-21||Broome Fishing Club|
|Dampier Classic||Karratha||July/August||King Bay Fishing Club|
|Mackeral Islands Tournament||Mackeral Islands||August 27 – September 2||Port Hedland Game Fishing Club|
|Kununurra Apex Barra Bash||Kununurra||September||Apex Club|
|Gone Fishing Day||Perth||October||Recfishwest|
|Kalbarri Kids Whiting Competiton||Kalbarri||October||Kalbarri Offshore and Angling Club|
|Broome Barra and Bulldust (BS)||Broome||October||Broome Fishing Club|
|Dampier Spearfishing Classic||Karratha||October||WA Undersea Club|
|WAUC Crayfish Freediving Comp||Rottnest||November||WA Undersea Club|
|WAUC Albany Comp||Albany||December||WA Undersea Club|
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Do you want to fish the competition but you don’t have a boat or not familiar with the area? Many of the local charter companies have spots available…