Volunteer or Join a Group

The strength of our community lies in its togetherness and volunteers are the glue that holds it together, as they also do for the many of the projects which make fishing even better in WA.

This is not to mention the thousands of hours volunteers tirelessly put in to keep local fishing clubs running and beating at the heat of local communities.

Volunteers can help spark a lifelong passion for safe and sustainable fishing.

It takes a genuine community spirit to give time freely for volunteering and a belief in the positive difference fishing can make in people’s lives.

Recfishwest have a range of volunteer opportunities available throughout the year, whether it is helping us at trout stocking events, or coming along to the Perth Boat Show, we always need passionate and committed volunteers that can help us make WA fishing better.

If you would like to join our volunteer database, let us know by emailing info@recfishwest.org.au

Local Groups

“We believe there’s no time like now to make a positive impact and take responsibility for our valuable aquatic areas”

West Aussies are very lucky to live along a coast that has spectacular aquatic environments. Recreational fishing in Perth and WA is experienced by more than 750,000 people across our state, and undertaking this pastime in healthy environments means a lot to these people.

There are plenty of local groups and projects that do great work to improve the health of WA’s aquatic ecosystems. From re-snagging and restoring shellfish reefs, to planting trees, improving bank restoration and helping with research and monitoring, contact us to find out who may be the best group to get in touch with to give up some of your time to help protect our precious aquatic environments.

 

Fish Stocking Events

Stocking and stock enhancement ensures high quality fishing experiences and maintained and enhanced for the West Australian community forever.  From Western School Prawns to Pink Snapper in the south of the state, to Barramundi in the north, Recfishwest supports many stocking and stock enhancement projects throughout Western Australia.

Find out more about the fish stocking programs we’re involved in here.

To stay up to date with stocking events you can get involved in, subscribe to receive our free newsletter here.

 

WA Fishing Clubs

Fishing clubs provide a great place to meet new people who have like minded values and interests where people come together, socialise and enjoy their fishing!

If you’d like more info on a particular club, please contact the club directly, or we’re happy to provide you with a club that may be the closest to you along with contact details and potentially upcoming events to get involved in.

Fishability

Fishability assists people requiring support to experience the joy of fishing by using purpose-built motorised rods, reels and fishing rod holders and providing:

  • Organised shore and jetty based fishing activities;
  • Wheelchair accessible vessels – “Nev Thomas” for guided river, ocean and estuary fishing trips;
  • Advice on universally accessible fishing locations and facilities; and
  • Acts in an advocacy role in promoting inclusive participation in recreational fishing.

The type of fishing gear and level of assistance Fishability provide is dependent on the individual abilities and expectation of the participant.

Find out more about Fishability here. 

Fishability are also looking for volunteers to help with their fishing clinic programs.

Reef vision

Recfishwest’s citizen science project Reef Vision is giving the WA fishing community a glimpse of the fish they are vying for. But at the same time, they are also contributing to important science research. With recent artificial reef installations off the WA coast, scientists have been monitoring the colonisation of them and any changes to the fish community. Currently there are over 100 active recreational fishers already providing data to Reef Vision, which are critical in making this program a success.

We are currently looking for volunteers for our Exmouth Reef Vision program! If you live within a close proximity to Exmouth’s King Reef and have a boat, get in touch with us by emailing Steph@recfishwest.org.au