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The club holds fishing field days from Kalbarri in the north to Bremer Bay on the south coast, including Rottnest and many places in between. Usually the field days further from Perth are held over a long weekend.

A local Perth metropolitan area fishing field day is held each month for members who cannot go on the trip away. Local field days are run every month except when the main venue includes the metro area.

Local boundaries are from the Penguin Island sand spit to Two Rocks, including the Swan River, the North and South Moles at Fremantle and all the top surf, beach, reef, jetty, rock and rock wall fishing spots in the metropolitan area.

Some members make up a group of members and friends and go fishing locally for a few hours when they can get away between the fishing start time on Saturday and the weigh in time on the Sunday or the Monday.

This is a great way to be involved even when you can't spare all the time for a trip away. There have been some great fish caught by people who have had only a few hours to spare from the other things they have to fit into their lives.

Fishing Field Days are run under the Club's fishing competition rules and the Club's code of ethics. These promote and encourage responsible fishing including catch and release fishing.

Come to some Club events as a visitor, to our monthly fishing trips, general meetings or dry casting mornings. Read more

Come to a Club event to meet us, then fill out and send us an application for membership plus the nomination fee. The form needs to be signed by you and two financial Club members. Read more

Fishing field days in 2016/17

See the latest issue of the Club magazine Reel Talk for full details of the next fishing field day.

DatesVenue  BoundariesMore information
Run every month except as shownStandard LocalPenguin Island sand spit to north wall of the Two Rocks Marina, including the Swan and Canning Rivers, the North and South Mole.Included in reports posted below
21-22 May 2016Rottnest/Preston

Standard Local
Rottnest Coastline
Preston Beach to White Hills
Standard see above
Report and results
11-12 June 2016South Preston
Standard Local
Preston Beach South to Meelup
Standard see above
Report and results
16-17 July 2016North Preston
Standard Local
Preston Beach North to White Hills
Standard see above
Report and results
13-14 August 2016Rottnest and Preston
Standard Local
All areas around the perimeter of the island
Preston Beach North to White Hills
Standard see above
24/25/26 September 2016S-Bend
Standard Local
Dongara to G'ton
Standard see above
15-16 October 2016Cervantes
Standard Local
Cervantes to Green Head
Standard see above
12-13 November 2016Cervantes
Standard Local
Black Rock to Hill River
Standard see above
10-11 December 2016Preston
Standard Local
Preston to White Hills
Standard see above
14-15 January 2017Preston
Standard Local
Preston to White Hills
Standard see above
11-12 February 2017Moore River/Wedge
Standard Local
River mouth to 1km North of Wedge Island

Standard see above
4/5/6 March 2017Reef Beach
Standard Local
Beach area to rocks at East end
Standard see above
15-16 April 2017Bluff Creek
Standard Local
Cheynes Beach to rocks east of Bluff Creek
Standard see above

See also the calendar for this competition year and the current issue of the Club magazine Reel Talk

Reports and results for some earlier years' Fishing field days are in Previous years' field day reports

For other results, see the relevant issue of the Club magazine Reel Talk. Results are reported in the issue dated the month after the month in which the fishing field day was held.

Fees

Club members, and visitors who want to actively participate in the fishing field day, pay a fee of $10 single or $12 family.

Fishing Competitions

The Club runs several fishing competitions during each competition year which runs from 1 May to 30 April.

There are prizes for catches of fish on each fishing field day. See section 2.4.6 of the Club's fishing competition rules

There are awards for the best catches of fish on fishing field days during the competition year. See section 2.3.8

The Open Competition is for catches of fish made on days other than Club fishing field days. See section 4.12

A member can catch ten from a list of species to qualify for a Species badge. See section 5.1 and Species catches recorded and Policy - Species and Masters fishing competitions

A junior can catch five from a list of species to qualify for a Junior Master Angler badge. Fish must be caught on a Club Field Day. See section 5.2 and Junior Masters catches recorded and Policy - Species and Masters fishing competitions

A member can catch eight from a list of species to qualify for a Master Angler badge. Fish must be caught on a Club fishing field day. See section 5.3 and Masters catches recorded and Policy - Species and Masters fishing competitions

A member can catch eight from a list of species to qualify for a Grand Master Angler badge. See section 5.4 and Grand Masters catches recorded and Policy - Species and Masters fishing competitions

A member who catches a recognised Game Fish will qualify for a Game Fish badge. See section 4.11

A member who catches a fish whose weight is a multiple of the breaking strain of the line qualifies for a Line Ratio Badge, 2 to 1 ratio, 3 to 1 ratio, 4 to 1 ratio, etc.

Completion of a Fishing competition application form is required for some competitions.

The Club keeps a list of Club fishing records for fish caught by members. See also Policy - Recognition of Club records

AAAWA Competition numbers

Club members are allowed to compete in State fishing and dry casting championships run by the Australian Anglers Association WA Division. The club allocates AAA numbers to Club members as listed in AAAWA Competition numbers