Help us make fishing better by becoming a Recfishwest member for just $10!

Whether you love catching pinkies on plastics in Cockburn Sound, snaring magic marron in south west dams, taming brute barra in the Kimberley or simply catching a feed of herring with your kids off the jetty — if you’re passionate about fishing in WA — join our cast of thousands to help protect and make fishing better in WA.

And now, we’ve made it easier than ever for you to join us as a Recfishwest member.


Join Recfishwest to make fishing better for today and for tomorrow.

Help us help you!

As a not-for-profit organisation, every cent we make goes back into empowering us to better represent you and to fight for your what you love most – the ability to simply go fishing. We also take a lead role in advocating for you on a wide range of other issues and developments affecting WA fishing.

As a member, your support will help us:

  • Get more pinkies, kingies, trout, marron and barra in the water through fish stocking initiatives we help run;
  • Create more exciting places to fish through our State-wide artificial reefs and FADs programs;
  • Better represent you and the recfishing community to fight for the best fishing outcomes possible;
  • Defend your right to access your favourite fishing spots on the land and out on the water;
  • Protect important fish habitats like Cockburn Sound and the Exmouth Gulf from the effects of industrial development;
  • Combat threats from anti-fishing groups; and,
  • Much, much more.

Long-time fisher, Recfishwest member and Recfishwest State-wide Fishing Report writer John Curtis said:

“Recfishwest playing a great role improving WA recreational fishing across the board and I am proud to be a part of it,” John said.

“Being a Recfishwest member, I get satisfaction in seeing the anglers of WA being represented on matters effecting them.

“It’s also amazing to see works to make fishing better, such as artificial reefs, so that we will have an opportunity for future generations to enjoy great recreational fishing.”


Join us and help get more kingies in the water to catch through our various fish stocking programs. Photo: Matthew Barnes Photos

And now for just $10, join Recfishwest and you will receive (Members only):

  • Our exclusive Members First e-newsletters (breaking news, videos, fishing issues);
  • Our weekly State-wide Fishing Reports, with photos of the best catches over the past week. Click to here see last week’s report to whet your appetite;
  • Exclusive members’ Recfishwest branded merchandise (under development – potentially fishing shirts, hats, lures etc.);
  • Member’s boat/car sticker;
  • Voting rights at our Annual General Meeting; plus,
  • The proud feeling you are doing your bit to contributing to making fishing better.

You can join us for one year, or forget the hassle and join for three years upfront – just like so many of our existing members!

So, if you love fishing in WA, join today. Click here to become a Recfishwest member today!

Sign-up and become a Recfishwest member today because we all love fishing like this guy!

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