The aims of the Club’s Angling Section are to promote the sport of Fishing in a competitive environment whilst monitoring and preserving all Fish stocks, in particular endangered species, and to enjoy the fruits of our labours at the table.
A new standard has been set in the preservation of Fish stocks with the implementation of “Species Fishing” to our competition rules. This has created a completely new approach with anglers having to apply greater skills in aiming to catch fewer Fish over a wide range of species. The result has proved to be a benevolent approach to our Fish stocks and an escalating challenge to anglers to diversify and aim to bring in a greater variety in place of quantity. The “CATCH” word is conservation.
Fishing Clinics on “Success” have seen a number of enthusiastic new faces extending their Fishing skills each season. These monthly trips on “Success” are a privileged approach made by the Club through the Section to improve new members interests and skills in Angling both inshore and offshore.
The Section, in liaison with the City of Fremantle Youth Group, has also started “Junior Fishing Clinic Days” aboard “Success” and other craft during school holidays. With parental and Angling members assistance this project has taken off well, the interest is such that it has become a continuing program and a forerunner to new members. The Clubs new Training Committee has also taken youth on board to include a Junior Angler training course in their calendar of activities.
Fishing trips to the pristine Monte Bello Islands have been experienced by many of the Sections members and may be arranged for groups of Anglers if they wish. These ventures are a safari of a lifetime and not to be missed.
Annual programs of monthly weekend, mid week and away social Fishing activities are scheduled. Christmas party, seafood barbecue, Inter Club competitions and socialising, State Championships, and a wind up Trophy Presentation Dinner complete a very stimulating season.
Well-attended Section meetings with the occasional guest speaker are held on the first Tuesday of the month in the Bridge at 1930hrs, newcomers are always very welcome.
Enquiries are welcome and should be directed to the Angling Captain Ed Tabb.