Recreational fishing is a highly valued activity by many Western Australians and forms an integral part of the economic and social fabric of coastal and regional communities across Western Australia.
With 12,800km of coastline, a variety of estuarine, inland and coastal water ways offering a diverse array of fishing experiences and prized fish, it’s no wonder 1/3 of the population participate in this recreational activity. It’s estimated that over 780,000 people fish recreationally in Western Australia with many people holding more than one recreational fishing licence.
Unfortunately it is the rocky coastlines combined with hazardous conditions and poor decision making that plays a prevalent role in fishing fatalities.
At Recfishwest, we work tirelessly to promote amongst our community the need for safety to be part of every fishing experience. We believe as great as fishing is, there’s no point if you don’t live to tell the tale.
We work with local communities, land managers, government agencies, ambassadors and key partners to promote safe fishing through community education, messaging, safety initiatives and in the installation of safety infrastructure across the state.