Catch More Fish, Catch Less Sun! Hooked Gear Teams up With Recfishwest

Recfishwest and local WA family-owned business Hooked Gear, have teamed up to encourage kids and families across WA to ‘Get Hooked’ on sun safe fishing.

For over 20 years the Recfishwest SunSmart Fishing Clinic Program has reached over 40,000 fishing kids and their families, from Wyndham to Esperance. Proudly funded by Healthway, the sessions promote the SunSmart messages whilst enjoying fishing and the benefits of being outside and off the couch. As a new partner, Hooked Gear has the same clear values around protecting yourself from harmful UV exposure when you are enjoying the outdoors.

Hooked Gear specialises in sun safe outdoor adventure wear for the whole family. Check out their range here.

Paul Morris, Owner/Founder of Hooked Gear said it is well documented that exposure to UV radiation at an early age increases the likelihood of skin cancer.

“With the harsh Australian conditions, recreational fishers are at a high risk of exposure, so ensuring you have sun protection is a must,” says Paul.

Hooked Gear products are currently available through the ‘Sunsafe Clothing’ tab on the Fish and Survive web page.  Now when kids attend any of the sessions under the Recfishwest Fishing Clinic Program, they will have the opportunity to win a Hooked Gear shirt, hat or buff.

Recfishwest CEO Dr Andrew Rowland is really pleased to build on our relationship with this popular local WA family business.

“Hooked Gear fits very well with our fishing clinic partner Healthway, promoting the SunSmart message and we’re rapt to have great partners on-board looking after West Aussie kids,” said Dr Rowland.

“As a not-for-profit organisation it’s important to have partners who share our values and align with our vision of ensuring safe, sustainable, accessible and enjoyable fishing opportunities for the community forever.”

To find out more about our fishing clinics page click here.

Shimano Australia Supporting Sustainable Fishing in the West

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International industry leaders, Shimano, have teamed up with Recfishwest to become proud Supporting Partners of Recfishwest’s Smartphone App.

Launched by Recfishwest in 2016, Western Australia’s only fishing rules App is free and makes people’s fishing stress free and simpler – all at the touch of a button. Since its release, the App has become a key tool in supporting sustainable fishing and assisting fishers do the right thing.

Leading fishing technologies since 1921, Shimano produces the highest quality fishing products on the market, and now the tackle giant have thrown their support behind Recfishwest and believe the smartphone App plays a vital role in helping people fish for the future.

Managing Director of Shimano Australia Fishing Colin Tanahill said he was proud to align the Shimano brand with that of Recfishwest’s and believes the partnership is important to keeping people fishing.

“Our brand is about getting people out fishing in Australia, and to now partner with WA’s peak body for fishing, Recfishwest, is great for the WA community,” Mr Tanahill said.

“We’ve built our trust over many years, both in Australia and abroad, by providing fishers with the best fishing gear possible but it’s also important to support organisations like Recfishwest who provide the community with more places to fish and more fish to catch!”

“Becoming a Supporting Partner of the Recfishwest App is important to continue the ‘fish for the future’ message, and the more people using the app to understand the rules, the better our fishing will be in years to come.”

“We love what the team at Recfishwest does to help make WA one of the best fishing locations in the world – whether it’s Barra up North or Dhufish down South, our values align with theirs so partnering with them makes sense.”

Recfishwest CEO Dr Andrew Rowland was thrilled to have the Shimano Australia team on board as supporting partners of Recfishwest and our App.

“The Shimano brand has long been associated with trust amongst fishers, with a dedicated mantra to delivering the community with quality gear and supporting quality fishing experiences and with their support we can continue delivering great fishing experiences for all West Aussies,” Dr Rowland said.

“As a not-for-profit organisation it’s important to have partners who believe in our values and align with our vision of ensuring we have safe, sustainable, accessible and enjoyable fishing for the community forever.”

For more about Shimano Australia, click here.

 

Partnering with Recfishwest allows businesses to access one of WA’s most engaged and active communities, some 750,000 fishing West Aussies. Recfishwest have a range of Partnerships that can meet your social and corporate needs from supporting kids and families, to conservation and research, to fishing safety and digital communications. Contact Tim at tim@recfishwest.org.au to find out more.

All Boats and Caravans ‘All Aboard’ To Make Fishing Better

WA industry leaders, All Boats and Caravans, have teamed up with Recfishwest to become proud supporting partners of Recfishwest’s Smartphone App.

Launched in 2016, Western Australia’s only fishing rules App is free to all West Aussies, delivering a sustainable tool to help them do the right thing whilst out fishing.

The leisure and lifestyle experts believe in what Recfishwest do and believe the smartphone app plays a vital role in helping people fish for the future.

Principle Dealer Maz Yahia said he was proud to align the All Boats and Caravans brand with that of Recfishwest’s and believes the partnership is important to keeping people fishing and in the outdoors.

“Our brand is about people. We exist to get people into the outdoors, experiencing what this great state has to offer, and fishing plays a huge role in that,” Maz said.

“At All Boats and Caravans we deal with people who want to buy their first boat (or 10th), people who want to experience WA in a caravan with the kids, and people chasing the best fishing tackle advice through our Tackle HQ shop.”

Recfishwest CEO Dr Andrew Rowland with Dealer Principle Maz Yahia

“We love what the team at Recfishwest do and they help make WA one of the best fishing locations in the world – whether it’s Barra up North or Dhufish down South, their work helps our business, so partnering with them makes sense.”

Recfishwest CEO Dr Andrew Rowland was thrilled to have the All Boats and Caravans team on board as supporting partners of Recfishwest and our App.

“The All Boats brand has long been associated with trust and quality people experiences – which align perfectly with Recfishwest’s values,” Dr Rowland said.

“Our state-wide fishing rules App plays a huge role in sustainable fishing in WA, tens of thousands of fishers relying on it to make their fishing stress free, simpler and giving them peace of mind.”

“As a not-for-profit organisation it’s important to have partners who believe in our values and align with our vision of ensuring we have safe, sustainable, accessible and enjoyable fishing for the community forever.”

For more about All Boats and Caravans, visit: https://allboatsandcaravans.com.au/

Partnering with Recfishwest allows businesses to access one of WA’s most engaged and active communities, some 750,000 fishing West Aussies. Recfishwest have a range of Partnerships that can meet your social and corporate needs from supporting kids and families, to conservation and research, to fishing safety and digital communications. Contact Tim at tim@recfishwest.org.au to find out more.

Getaway Outdoors Teams Up with Recfishwest to Get WA Kids Into Fishing

Western Australia’s peak body for recreational fishing, Recfishwest, and community focused outdoor retailer Getaway Outdoors, have teamed up to get more kids off the couch and into fishing!

For 16 years Recfishwest have been delivering WA’s only Statewide Fishing Clinic Program, reaching over 30,000 fishing families and kids from Wyndham to Esperance.

Getaway Outdoors General Manager Matt Williams said the team at Getaway Outdoors believe more kids in WA should be out fishing and experiencing our great fishing environments.

“We believe in getting more kids off the couch and into fishing,” Mr Williams said.

Fishing has proven and well documented health and wellbeing benefits including being active and interacting with nature, reducing stress and anxiety, providing a positive state of mind and sense of happiness. Fishing also has everlasting family benefits with the activity being enjoyed from families and kids from a young age.

“Recfishwest’s Statewide Family Fishing Clinic program naturally aligns to why Getaway Outdoors exists and we believe we can help Recfishwest reach more families right around WA.”

“By supporting Recfishwest, who campaign to ensure all West Aussies have access to great fishing, it makes sense for Getaway Outdoors to partner with them and give the kids and families of WA access to better fishing.”

Recfishwest CEO Dr Andrew Rowland said having supporting partners on board of the calibre of Getaway Outdoors was exciting.

“Getaway Outdoors have supported us at many previous community events such as Swanfish, Gone Fishing Day and Snapper Guardians and to have them on board in an official capacity is great,” Dr Rowland said.

“As a not-for-profit organisation it’s important to have partners who believe in our values and align with our vision of ensuring we have safe, sustainable, accessible and enjoyable fishing for the community forever.”

Visit Getaway Outdoors Online here.

 

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Partnering with Recfishwest allows businesses to access one of WA’s most engaged and active communities, some 750,000 fishing West Aussies. Recfishwest have a range of Partnerships that can meet your social and corporate needs from supporting kids and families, to conservation and research, to fishing safety and digital communications. Contact Tim at tim@recfishwest.org.au to find out more.