PGFC Rottnest FAD Program
PGFC manages the metropolitan FAD program with financial support from, Recfishwest, Department of Sport & Recreation and Lotterywest. It has operational support from South Metropolitan TAFE, & Royal Perth Yacht Club and Cockburn Power Boats Association..
Six FADs are positioned west of Rottnest in early November. Every season some may be lost through damage by ships, weather, or undetermined reasons. The remaining FADs are recovered in early May and taken ashore for refurbishment. All the assembly and maintenance work is carried out by PGFC member volunteers.
Our current FAD sponsors, after whom the FADs are named, are Club Marine, Fibrelite Boats, Fremantle Sailing Club, Furuno, Hillarys Yacht Club / Hillarys Boat & Tackle and Perth Game Fishing Club.
The FADs attract gamefish species including tuna, yellowtail kingfish, mahi mahi, wahoo and marlin, creating a major game fishing experience that otherwise would not exist.
FAD Sponsorship & Donations
The FADs are well patronised by thousands of the ever increasing recreational fishing community who enjoy this world class opportunity. The best way to support this program is to firstly join PGFC and your membership and/or volunteering helps continue this program. Another alternative is to provide a minimum $20 dollar donation and you will receive a FAD Donor sticker you can proudly display on your car or boat in support of this program.
Please contact the club though CONTACT US to make your much appreciated donation.