Fishability Day 2016.
Thanks to all of our volunteers; participants; supporters; sponsors; families and friends that all played their part in making the inaugural ‘Fishability Day 2016’ the resounding success it was. Friends were made; fish were caught; fun was had by all and skills developed. Congratulations to one and all for your efforts. If you enjoyed yourself, please consider becoming a volunteer or a regular participant. We hope to see you again soon!
“Fishability Day” Registrations are now open!
Click here to register for Fishability Day at a location near you
“Fishability Day” annual event – 2016
In 2015, Fishability completed a project to map fishing locations in WA suitable for use by people with disabilities. The objective of the project was to create an online portal which identified recreational fishing locations with varying levels of accessibility. Site photos, GPS data, controlling authority, facility construction, risks and capacity, vehicle and wheelchair access, parking, toilets, amenities, fishing information and adjacent facilities are available for each location.
The web portal, “Fishability Map”, went live in March 2015 and has been well received by the wider community. Go fishing yourself
The proposed new project, “Fishability Day” will promote the use of mapping data by launching an annual state wide community event, with the inaugural event commencing in 2016 for people of all abilities to enjoy recreational fishing. Ten locations throughout Western Australia from Carnarvon to Esperance will host the event. Any child or adult from our communities requiring support to try fishing for the first time, or simply to enjoy a morning out are welcome to join us at this fun family FREE event. Grab a family member, encourage a friend or get a team together and participate in the event.
Locations for Fishability Day include;
- Albany – Albany Town Jetty
- Bicton – Point Walter Jetty
- Bunbury – Power and Boating Club
- Busselton – Busselton Town Jetty
- Fremantle – East St Jetty
- Mandurah – MOFSC
- Geraldton – Batavia Coast Marina
- Hillarys – Hillarys Service Wharf (outside AQWA)