Recreational Fishers put their support behind Recfishwest
Recfishwest today declared its membership drive for 2007 a significant success, starting the New Year with 1087 members.
"This has surpassed the organisation's initial target of 1000 members by the end of January 2008." Executive Director Frank Prokop said today.
The government recently set Recfishwest the challenge to dramatically increase its membership in order to secure future funding for the organisation. Through the support of recreational fishers Recfishwest has been able to meet this challenge and secure its financial future as the peak recreational fishing body in Western Australia
"I must thank the many recreational fishers that have made a meaningful investment in their fishing future." Mr Prokop said today.
"I urge all recreational fishers that have not already joined Recfishwest to get on board. The work is certainly not yet done. The recreational fishing sector faces a number of significant challenges in the near future." Mr Prokop said today.
"With the implementation of the metropolitan recreational only fishing zone and the subsequent management reforms facing the recreational sector, the need for a strong and representative peak fishing body has never been more important." Mr Prokop said.
As part of the membership drive a prize draw for Recfishwest members was held on the 17th December. The winners and prizes are listed on the RFW website http://www.recfishwest.org.au/index.html#Xmas
Recfishwest would like to acknowledge the invaluable support received from the following organisations in increasing our membership numbers; Anglers Paradise, Got-One Tackle Woodvale, Engel Fridges, Skywest, Halco, Hills Mako Tackle, Sunset Sinkers, Australian Fishing Network, Hotbite, Western Angler, The WA Fishing Magazine, Fishing & Outdoors Western Australia Magazine and Freetime Group Australia.
Membership costs only $20 or a family of four can join for $40. Membership forms are available at the Recfishwest website http://www.recfishwest.org.au/MembershipDet.htm or can be processed over the phone on (08) 9246 3366. The stocks of the Limited Edition Halco Lure and Fantastic Fish Calendar have all been used.
Media Contact Frank Prokop, Executive Director - Recfishwest 9246 3366 or 0419 949 118.
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