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, four Beach Competitions and the open Harbour Classic event. The venues for the Beach Competitions will be decided by the members at the Section Meetings and include a weekend away event to places such as Busselton or Cervantes.

The season runs from July to June, culminating with 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 regular fishing trips and boat competitions.

The weekly inshore fishing trips on Wednesdays start at 7 am, with the boat returning by 2 pm. Cost depends on the running time of the boat motor but is generally less than $35 per person. Please contact Greg Mansell (0419 042 195) or Ian McCall (0450 765 646) if interested.

The monthly Boat Angling Competition generally takes place on the third Sunday of the month (Refer to the Angling Calendar below for confirmation). Anglers need to bring their fishing gear and bait, lunch, chair and drink. The cost for fishing on the Balaton Jack is $35 per adult, $20 per junior. There is no cost for Anglers using their own boats.
Please sign on at the wet bar before 7 am on the day to participate. Weigh-in starts at 4 pm at the wet bar.

Members intending to go out fishing on the Club boat need to reserve their place in the boat book at HYC reception up to one week prior to the fishing day.

The Angling Handbook provides useful information on how the competitions are run, a records list and a calendar of events.

Juniors Welcome

We hold some very popular Junior Fishing Clinics during school holidays. These clinics are an excellent introduction to 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.

Upcoming Junior Fishing Clinic Dates

Junior Fishing Clinic - October School Holidays

Tue 5 Oct — Thu 6 Oct 2022

  • Wed 5 Oct 2022 - 07:00 - 14:30
  • Thu 6 Oct 2022 - 07:00 - 14:30

Price: $220.00
Members Price: $180.00

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Junior Fishing Clinic - January School Holidays

Tue 17 Jan — Thu 19 Jan 2022

  • Tue 17 Oct 2023 - 09:00 - 12:00
  • Wed 18 Oct 2023 - 07:00 - 13:00
  • Thu 19 Oct 2023 - 07:00 - 13:30

Price: $220.00
Members Price: $180.00

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Angling Information

Office Bearers 2021/2022

Rear Commodore: Bill McPherson (0439 934 499)
Angling Captain: Dennis Loran (0418 928 896)
Secretary: Aiden Rinney
Treasurer: Ron Thornton
Publicity Officer: John Campbell
Weigh-in Officer: Bill McPherson
Field Day Officer: Bryan Norris
Records Officer: Paul Frzop
WAIBAC Delegate: Paul Frzop, Ian McCall
HYC Boat Committee: Ian McCall
HYC House Committee: Greg Mansell

The Angling Section meets informally in the Clubhouse on the second Monday of each month at 7.00 pm.

Hillarys Yacht Club FAD position

S 31° 54.50 E 115° 12.00′ 210 m

Upcoming Angling Events

Click here for a list of Angling events from July 2021 – July 2022