About the Association
The Australian Anglers Association is an organisation that
promotes club angling as a sport and recreation for everyone.
Club angling has something for everyone, no matter their age. The activities can include beach
fishing, boat fishing from a variety of pleasure craft, fishing from jetties in the river and along the
coastline, local groynes, rock platforms, and ref systems. It can also include estuary and river
fishing in both salt and fresh water. Fishing and Angling clubs can also cater for the sport of dry casting as well as a wide variety of
other activities such as 4WD, camping, and various other skills, all done with like minded people
who also enjoy angling activities.
The Association coordinates and organises State and National competitions for Estuary Fishing,
Rock and Beach Fishing, Offshore Fishing and Drycasting which decide the Champion Angler of
the Year and Champion Club of the Year.
The Association maintains lists of all record fish captures made in Western Australia and
Nationally. Anyone, resident or visitor, who has caught a fish in WA waters is entitled to claim the
capture as a record by completing a record claim form.
By becoming a club member you can have your say in the future of angling in Western Australia,
and this say can be supported by a lot of other club members.
The best way to become a competent angler is to get involved and join a club.
Many club anglers are very experienced and amenable people, particularly if they can help a
fellow angler. In club angling, members help one another by pooling their ideas and sharing their
By becoming a club angler you can join in the goodwill and fellowship of the angling community
either as a leisure angler or as a competitive member.
Clubs combine or specialise in various types of angling activities including Beach and Rock,
Estuary, Boat, Offshore, and Dry Casting.
Generally both families and individuals are welcome in all clubs. Competitions include events for
individuals and teams, men, ladies, juniors, mini juniors and veterans.
For the competitive angler, many clubs hold field days throughout the southern half of the state.
There are fishing competitions at club, inter-club, State and National levels. Reasonable prizes,
trophies and the pleasure of being the winners can provide their own incentive.
For the casual angler who is not interested in competition, many clubs hold social events in
conjunction with their angling activities, and turn a fishing trip into a pleasant social outing where
the fish are a bonus.
Why Join a Club?
By participating as a club angler you can-
– Learn to choose and use fishing gear and how to catch fish,
– Gain specific skills,
– Enjoy the companionship of like-minded persons,
– Participate in regular field days and competitions,
– Attend regular meetings and talks about angling,
– Possibly win prizes and trophies in club, inter-club, State and National competitions,
– Be eligible to enter State and National competition representing club and/or your State,
– Have your say in the management and future of recreational fishing in Western Australia,
– Participate in recreational angling promotional programs.
State and National Records updated on the 9th March 2022 to reflect a new record for a Long-Nosed Emperor