The Surf Casting and Angling Club of WA (Inc.) was formed in 1952 and is one of the oldest existing fishing clubs in Western
Australia. The club has produced many State and National champions in all categories of competition.
Experienced Club members welcome the opportunity to teach people fishing and dry casting and increase the skills of fellow members.
Our charter is to promote club recreational fishing, dry casting, competition, fun and fellowship, and to compete in both club and state competitions.
The Club owns an air conditioned holiday house at Kalbarri which is available for rent to the public and club members at competitive rates.
Winter/early spring discount special. A discount of 20% on the rates applies for all bookings for stays during the months of July, August and September 2013.
Members of other clubs affiliated with the Australian Anglers Association WA Division receive a 20% discount on the public rates
The Australian Anglers Association has prepared Marine Parks and fishing restrictions in Western Australia - a reference list of internet links about Marine Parks and areas where fishing is restricted in Western Australia, as a service from the Australian Anglers Association to help recreational fishermen and others to locate the latest information.
Win free Club membership for a year
In the draw to be held in late June 2013, all members who have been accepted into the club between July 2012 and June 2013 will be in a draw to receive 1 year's free membership, valued at up to $120. The free membership will be the same type as they held in 2012/13, that is, single or family membership, etc.
See the Membership page for a membership application form and normal membership fees.
The Club Magazine Reel Talk and this site have details of what the Club does and the benefits of being a club member, particularly getting all those fishing and casting tips from experienced club members.
We invite members of the public to contact us about joining us as members or as visitors to our events to learn about fishing and casting. (Some conditions apply, please contact us for details.)
Fishing Field days - are usually held on the weekend following the general meeting. Locations for the fishing field days range from Kalbarri in the north to Esperance on the south coast and include Rottnest, plus all points in between. Usually the field days further from Perth are held over a long weekend. A local field day is held each month for members who are unable to attend the trip away.
Our fishing is from the shore - surf fishing, beach fishing, rock fishing, rock wall fishing, reef fishing, jetty fishing, estuary fishing, etc. Families are encouraged to participate in all club events.
Each month a different venue is selected for the weekend fishing field days. This offers the opportunity to learn about new fishing locations in Western Australia, some, but not all of which, are only accessible by four wheel drive vehicles.
Shared vehicles can be organized for each fishing trip, especially where four wheel drive vehicles are required. This allows people without four wheel drive vehicles to join in the excitement of the fishing in good fishing spots.
Fishing competitions have sections for Mini Juniors (under 12 years), Juniors (12 - 16 years) and Seniors. We actively promote and encourage Fishing for the Future and Catch and Release fishing.
Dry Casting is instruction and competition in distance casting and accuracy casting on a grassed area and is usually conducted on the first Sunday morning of each month. It is an important activity in the development of casting skills used when fishing anywhere.
Dry Casting competitions have sections for Mini Juniors, Juniors, Senior Men, Veterans (men over 55 years) and Women.
General Meetings - are held on the second Wednesday of each month. We have an instruction period covering a wide range of subjects including fishing techniques, preparations for the next fishing trip, fishing tackle, fishing rigs, etc. The management committee meets monthly and reports directly to the general meeting.
Safari - Once each year, the club selects a location, usually a good distance from Perth, for a fishing "Safari" of about one week's duration. Members on these trips learn a great deal and develop their fishing skills. Safaris are a great way to get to know fellow club members.
Social Events - the club conducts social activities during the year, culminating in June with the annual dinner and trophy presentation night.
Benefits of being a fishing club member.
Learn where, when and how to catch fish, under all conditions.
Enjoy the company of friendly and experienced fishers.
Lots of "how to" hints and tips from Club members.
Competing in State Events, both fishing and dry casting.
Receive the monthly Club magazine "Reel Talk".
The Club owns an air conditioned holiday house at Kalbarri and this is available for rent by the public and club members.
An invitation :- Come as a visitor.
If you wish to improve your casting skills, fishing techniques, enjoy social activities and seek the company of happy but serious minded fisher persons, then the Surf Casting and Angling Club is the organization for you to join. We are sure you will enjoy being a member.
If you would like to come some Club events as a visitor before joining, contact us about joining us at one of our monthly general meeting , dry casting mornings and/or fishing field trips. (Some conditions apply, please contact us for details.)
Contact us for more information, or fill out and send us an Application for Membership form and the nomination fee, as listed in Nomination and Membership Fees.
When you join the club, you will become part of the "Buddy" system where you will be fostered by one or more of the experienced members, who will:-
1. Introduce you to members at a General Meeting, sit with you and explain what is happening during the meeting.
2. Introduce you to dry casting at a Dry Casting day, where training is available as covered in the Dry casting pages.
3. Arrange for a time to talk to you about any aspect of fishing you would like some help with, in particular to set you up to go on a fishing field day if needed.
4. Attend a fishing field day with you. You are encouraged to bring your own vehicle where this is suitable, or the member will attempt to arrange transport.
More information about the Club.
The links on this page have more information about the Surf Casting and Angling Club's activities.
Check our Club brochure below for a summary.
The Club is managed by a Committee and all members operate under a Constitution, a set of Competition Rules (255 kilobyte PDF file) and a Code of Ethics
Some years ago, a summary of the Club's History up to 1994 was prepared by one of our members. With over fifty years' of Club history, there's a lot more too - so keep checking for updates.
The Club believes it has a role in passing on its members' comments and experience in commenting on important issues affecting recreational fishing in Western Australia. Hopefully, our Club Submissions will help to look after the interests of all Western Australians.
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This page was updated on 29 April 2013.