The Angling Section is a friendly, family orientated group of members of varying ages and lifestyles who are actively involved in recreational and competitive fishing, whether it be from a boat or beach.
There are weekly fishing trips, monthly Boat Angling competitions, two Beach Competitions, the annual HYC Team Fish competition and the open Harbour Classic event. The venues for the Beach Competitions will be decided by the members at the Section Meetings.
The season runs from October to September, and is framed by two social events: The HYC Opening Day and the annual Angling Presentation Dinner.
All Club members are invited to join in the activities of the Angling Section.
Inshore and deep sea fishing
If you do not have a boat to go out fishing, don’t worry! The Club vessel Balaton Jack is generally involved in the regular fishing trips and boat competitions. There is also a second Club boat which can be used, if available.
The weekly inshore fishing trips on Wednesdays start at 7am, with the boat returning by 2pm. Cost depends on the running time of the boat motor, but is generally less than $35 per person. Please contact Ian McCall (0450 765 646) if interested.
The monthly Boat Angling Competition takes place on the third Sunday of the month. Anglers need to bring their fishing gear and bait, lunch, chair and drink. Cost for boat use is $30 per adult plus $5 competition fee, $20 per junior. Anglers using their own boats pay $5 competition fee.
Please sign on at the wet bar before 7am on the day to participate. Weigh in starts at 4pm at the wet bar.
Members intending to go out fishing on the Club boat need to enter their names in the boat book at HYC reception up to one week prior to the fishing day.
Watch for the weather forecast the night before fishing. A forecast of winds in excess of 20 knots generally postpones the fishing trip to the following week, but a phone call to Ian McCall (0450 765 646) to confirm is advised.
We hold some very popular Junior Fishing Clinics during school holidays. These clinics are an excellent introduction into fishing, teaching your children how to use fishing gear and identify and handle fish. Your children will also be introduced to the concept of ‘fishing for the future’ by learning about minimum sizes, bag limits and open and closed seasons for certain species. The clinic closes with a weigh in for the fish caught.
You and your children are welcome to join the events held by the Angling Section. You will find the members of our section easy to approach and willing to share their knowledge.
- Section meeting - Wednesday 12 April
- Boat Fishing Competition - Sunday 23 April
- Section meeting - Wednesday 10 May
- Boat Fishing Competition - Sunday 21 May
- Section meeting - Wednesday 14 June
- Boat Fishing Competition - Sunday 18 June
- Junior Fishing Clinic - Tue 11, Wed 12, Thur 13 April 2017
- Beach Fishing Competition - Saturday 8, Sunday 9 April 2017
- Boat Competition - Sunday 26 March 2017 (Cancelled)
- AAA WA State Boat Championships - Saturday 18 March 2017
- Boat Competition - Sunday 19 February 2017
- Beach Fishing Competition - Saturday 4, Sunday 5 February 2017
- Boat Competition - Sunday 15 January 2017
- Junior Fishing Clinic - Tue 10, Wed 11, Thur 12 January 2017
- Boat Competition - Sunday 18 December 2016
- Boat Competition - Sunday 20 November 2016
Hillarys YachT Club FAD Position
S 31° 54.50 E 115° 12.00' 210 m
Rear Commodore Angling, Bill McPherson: 0439 934 499
Angling Captain, Greg Mansell: 0419 042 195
The Angling Section meets informally in the clubhouse on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.00pm.
Office Bearers 2016/17
Rear Commodore: Bill McPherson
Angling Captain: Greg Mansell
Secretary: Andrea Pohl
Treasurer: Morry Ellson
Publicity Officer: Ron Thornton
HYC Boating Committee: Ian McCall
House Committee: Paul Frzop
AAA Delegate: Alan Partridge
AAA Boating Delegate: Paul Frzop
Field Day Officer: Frank Pierucci
Weigh-In Officer: Allan McDiarmid
Records Officer: Paul Frzop