The Recfishwest Southern Tour 2024

Recfishwest’s SunSmart Southern Tour is back on the road again this summer with FREE kids fishing clinics!

In conjunction with our partners Healthway, we’re once again hosting our Southern Tour of 14 SunSmart Fishing Clinics running from 06-17 January along our beautiful southern coastline!

Ever popular, these clinics showcase how fishing is a crucial part of the south coast way of life we all love and is a great way to introduce the kids to the great fun to be had wetting a line.

These clinics provide a fantastic way for kids to learn about fishing basics, fishing for the future, looking after the environment and keeping SunSmart. We look forward to seeing you there!

For your kids to attend, you must register by clicking on the event you wish to attend below.  

What you need to know about the clinics

I’ve registered for a clinic, what do I need to bring?

Recfishwest and our partner Healthway strive to promote the SunSmart messages and require all participants to wear a hat (preferably broad-brimmed) and to consider wearing suitable SunSmart clothing covering the shoulders, sunglasses and appropriate footwear for the location.

During the clinics, we provide all rods, gear, bait and sunscreen. (If you have your own fishing rod, you can bring it if you’d like to!)

What are some topics covered in the clinic?

The instructors give a presentation at the beginning of the clinic covering all our key topics, including;

  • the SunSmart messages
  • Fishing safety such as rock fishing and lifejacket information
  • WA recreational fishing rules and Fisheries information
  • Sustainability practices and awareness
  • Keeping your catch and fish handling techniques and safety
  • Basic rig set up; including how the rod and reel is set up, what sinkers and hooks we use, how to hold the rod and care for it whilst fishing in different conditions
  • A demonstration on casting and how the reel works

Other topics may also be included covering any current news and safety topics as well as relevant local recreational fishing information and Recfishwest projects.

At the conclusion of the clinic, the instructors ask questions on what the participants have learnt throughout the duration of the clinic and may even hand out prizes!