Recfishwest’s communication team works hard to effectively represent the interests of WA’s recreational fishers through strong engagement with our grassroots, regular stakeholder surveys, consistent and clear messaging, well-developed communication plans and strong relationships with various media outlets and stakeholders.
Recfishwest has a number of communication channels from which we raise awareness of and support for sustainable fisheries management.
Recfishwest publishes its well-read Broadcast each month, featuring WA’s latest fishing news to keep you up-to-date.
Currently, it is emailed to more than 130,000 people world-wide, making it one of the biggest digital fishing publications in Australia.
Broadcast reports on issues that may affect your fishing such as policy changes, season updates and fishing safety.
Recfishwest fishing rules app is a must-have tool for any WA fisher, conveniently providing fishing rules and marine park mapping at the touch of a button.
The app, which is available for FREE from the Google Play and Apple stores, has been downloaded more than 290,000 times.
In 2022, we upgraded the app, making it even easier to use, with a fresh new look and exciting new features.
At times, WA’s fishing rules can be complicated, but with the Recfishwest fishing rules app, fishers can have even more confidence they’re doing the right thing on the water with all the latest rules at your fingertips whether you’re in phone range or not.
Do you want to know where the fish are biting before setting out on your weekend fishing adventure?
If so, sign-up to our FREE weekly State-wide Fishing Report — WA’s biggest and best fishing report with all the best snaps, catches, advice on fishing spots, depths, lures, baits, forecasts and much more!
Emailed each Friday to more than 13,000 members, the fishing report includes the latest news on what’s biting and where from Broome in our northern region right down to Esperance in the State’s south.
Written by William Bennett and edited by Jarrad Lawford — with contributions from Recfishwest’s Sedin Hasanovic, Sam Russell, Sam Bock, Eligh Quigley and Lancelin fisher Peter Fullarton — the report is the ultimate source of fishing information, with all the latest tips and feedback provided in real-time by the regions’ tackle stores.
Also, if you tune into ABC 720 (Perth metro) and ABC Kimberley/Pilbara (Broome and Exmouth) at around 6:15am each Saturday morning, you’ll hear the Recfishwest team speak about what’s biting, and where, in the metro and northern waters.
As WA’s peak recreational fishing body, Recfishwest has a strong media presence.
We can be heard across numerous radio stations, seen being interviewed on your TV screens, or read about in the newspaper and magazines – including the Western Angler and Fishing Monthly Magazine – providing updates to fishers and the wider community about the many projects we are spearheading across WA.
Also, the Recfishwest website features the State’s latest fishing news. Simply navigate through the ‘News’ section of our website to stay up-to-date!
I Love Fishing website
Western Australia is home to amazing fishing!
From the sweeping white sandy beaches of Esperance and Albany, to chasing dhufish in Geographe Bay in the South West, to gamefishing for billfish off Carnarvon, Exmouth or Broome, WA has it!
The State also boasts quality freshwater fishing, with many fishers targeting trout in waterways throughout the South West.
Rock lobster can be found in many shallow coastal waters, while our estuaries and rivers also hold blue swimmer crabs and prawns!
Recfishwest’s second website, I Love Fishing, has information for all fishers. You’ll find ‘how-to’ tutorial videos on how to catch, how to fillet and tie knots.
You can also read about your dream fishing destination and pick up plenty of tips including rod and reel maintenance, what to look for when checking your boat trailer, the best way to catch squid and how to target WA’s favourite species.
Recreational fishing surveys
Recfishwest’s job is to represent the fishing community and their views to decision-makers when it comes to issues affecting your fishing.
When issues arise and we need community input, we’ll put together surveys that will allow us to better understand your views and will help us fight for you to get the best outcomes for everyone.
Keep an eye out on our website or in our monthly Broadcast for any future surveys.