Update 15th February 2018

Yesterday afternoon the three FADs which had been recovered after breaking loose were redeployed close to their original positons in the Rottnest Trench FAD field.

Positions are approximately:

HYC / Hillarys Boat & Tackle

31°54’ S

115°12’ E


31°57’ S

115°15’ E

Perth Game Fishing Club

32°00’ S

115°13’ E

Club Marine

32°03’ S

115°19’ E

Fremantle Sailing Club

32°05’ S

115°11’ E

Fibrelite Boats

32°08’ S

115°09’ E

Update 21st December 2017

On Tuesday night Dec 19th, the Club Marine FAD came adrift from its location in the Rottnest Trench FAD field. It was recovered on Wednesday afternoon 20th December and is now safely ashore.
It I expected that both the Fibrelite Boats and Club Marine FADs will be redeployed early in the new year. Club members will be advised as soon as that happens.

Update 15th December 2017

On Tuesday afternoon Dec 12, the Fibrelite Boats FAD came adrift from its location at the southern end of the Rottnest Trench FAD field.

It was recovered on Thursday morning 14th December and is now safely ashore.

Evaluation of the cause, and when and where it will be replaced, has yet to be decided, but club members will be advised as soon as a decision is made.

Update 15th November 2017

Wednesday 15th, marked the 21st annual deployment in what is known as the “Recoverable FADs at the Rottnest Trench Program”. Originally initiated by PGFC in 1997 following many years of deploying FADs which were not recoverable, the knowledge gained in construction, mooring gear design, deployment and recovery techniques has led to excellent durability and an economical asset enjoyed by thousands of metropolitan game fishers.

The newly sponsored Fibrelite Boats FAD is of polyethylene construction and is being trialled for its longevity and fish raising potential. All FADs are again fitted with satellite trackers and red radar reflectors.

Approximate positions are:

HYC / Hillarys Boat & Tackle








Perth Game Fishing Club




Club Marine




Fremantle Sailing Club




Fibrelite Boats







A reminder that the naming rights sponsors are:  Club Marine insurance, Fibrelite Boats, Fremantle Sailing Club a Club sponsor, Furuno marine electronics, Hillarys Yacht Club & Hillarys Boat and Tackle both Club sponsors and  Perth Game Fishing Club.
Financial and operational support comes from: South Metropolitan TAFE, Cockburn Power Boats Association, Department of Sport and Recreation, Lotterywest, Recfishwest,  Royal Perth Yacht Club and Recfishwest.

With thanks to our FAD Sponsors

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