Recreational fishing is Australia’s biggest sports/ leisure pastime. The benefits of recreational fishing are wide and varied and well understood by those of us who fish. However the broader community will also benefit from understanding what recreational fishing can offer in terms of health, social, economic and environmental benefits.  




ARFF believes in science based policy development. Too often decisions are made that affect the right of Australia’s recreational fishers without these decisions being backed by sound science. READ MORE




Australia’s recreational fishers are practical environmentalists – it’s in our interest to protect our riverine and marine environment. The better the habitat the better the fish stocks and the better fishing opportunity now and for future generations. Many fishers already undertake on-ground activities that not only protect but improve our riverine and marine environments. READ MORE