Volunteer or Join a Group

Do you have spare time and want to give back to your community and help improve fishing experiences in WA?

Getting involved with local clubs, associations and groups is a great way to make a difference which lead to safe, accessible, sustainable and enjoyable fishing experiences for the WA community.

We 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 get involved, let us know by emailing info@recfishwest.org.au

Opportunities include: Annual Troutfest Event, Annual Perth Boat Show, Annual Snapper Guardians Program, Stocking Events, Community Fishing Clinics, Habitat Restoration Projects.

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.

Some examples include:


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.


WA Fishing Clubs

New to WA and want to join a fishing club?

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.


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.