Why do over 700,000 Western Australians participate in recreational fishing each year?
Probably because it’s fun, physical, takes in the wonderful outdoor environment and can often provide a healthy meal!
Having a disability shouldn’t be a barrier to being able to enjoy fishing. Fishabilty provides free fishing activities, from jetties and boats, at a variety of locations across Western Australia.
School Aged Program
Fishability also delivers the Fishability School Aged Children's Program, specifically tailored to Education Support Centres. With a team of qualified and trained volunteers, we offer the opportunity for students to learn skills, gain confidence, socially interact and create awareness of our environment.
Perhaps you would prefer to find an accessible fishing location using our “Fishability Map” and head off fishing with family or friends.
Once you’re “hooked” on fishing you might want to join a local fishing group or club; or maybe even get a group together and start your own! We can help you to connect with your local Fishing Club with the support of industry partner, Recfishwest http://recfishwest.org.au/
Booking And Attendance Details
Fishability activities are provided at no cost.
We require participants to book, and bring along a support worker.
Participants are required to be a minimum of 1.2 metres high for the vessel activities, and we recommend the same minimum height for jetty activities.
Participants are required to wear enclosed shoes and wear suitable clothing in accordance to the weather conditions.
Our activities are SunSmart and we encourage every participant, support worker and volunteer to adhere to our SunSmart policy.
Fishability supply's all fishing equipment with Personal Flotation Devices available if required.
Fishability adheres to a Catch, Click, Release policy on the fish caught at our activities.
Fishability volunteers are on hand to assist participants with all fishing needs. We encourage support workers to assist participants with personal needs.
Fishability is very happy to provide any knowledge, information or assistance, that may help community members become actively involved in recreational fishing.
Fishability are always looking for new sponsors. We encourage you to consider partnering with Fishability as it offers you excellent exposure and brand awareness opportunities. There are many opportunities to be involved with Fishability. There are different levels of corporate partnerships available to suit organisational budgets and business Corporate Social Responsibility objectives.
Margaret Down Foundation
Brand Foundation Trust