Recfishwest casts line out for Kununurra-based, barra-loving Project Officer

As many East Kimberley fishers know, there’s nothing quite like battling a metre-plus barramundi in Lake Kununurra – one of WA’s premier fishing destinations.

It would be near-on impossible not to smile while catching barra from Lake Kununurra.

That’s why Recfishwest is on the lookout for a part-time Project Officer, based in Kununurra, to help show WA and beyond while Lake Kununurra is rapidly establishing itself as a world-class impoundment fishery.

The role will also involve assisting stocking and community events supporting the fishery.

The new Project Officer is set to start by early March.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating fishing info and photo content creation, including managing contractors and liaison with Recfishwest’s Communications team to support promotion of the fishery;
  • Coordinating community involvement in local fish stocking events;
  • Liaising with the Lake Kununurra Barramundi Stocking Group to organise citizen-science fish monitoring activities and reporting; and,
  • Supporting the development of new promotion initiatives.

Interested? Find out more by reading the Expression of Interest here

If you’re a Kununurra local, have first-hand experience fishing Lake Kununurra and simply love fishing the East Kimberley – Recfishwest wants to hear from you for the one-day per week role.

“The Project Officer role will help us promote Lake Kununurra’s evolving barramundi fishery as a must-visit trophy-fish destination for travelling anglers,” Recfishwest CEO Dr Andrew Rowland said.

“We’re looking for a passionate fisher who can support local stewardship of barramundi as a truly iconic sportfish, while promoting Lake Kununurra’s successful barramundi stocking program.

“With close to one million barramundi stocked in Lake Kununurra over the past eight years, the Project Officer will demonstrate the barramundi stocking program’s value to the broader WA community and beyond.”

Read more about Lake Kununurra’s trailblazing barra stocking program

If you’re keen to promote Lake Kununurra’s amazing sportfishing and the benefits of the ongoing barramundi stocking program, apply now!

Please send a resumé and cover letter outlining your passion to help promote Lake Kununurra’s iconic barramundi fishery and your skills to deliver the position’s responsibilities to info@recfishwest.org.au.

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 1 March.

Fish stocking has established Lake Kununurra as a prime fishing location! Picture: Ben Broady

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