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.

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.


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 to find out more.