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The Women in Recreational Fishing and Boating Network (WIRFAB), is working towards upskilling women in the world of fishing and boating. With a commitment to fostering a diverse community, we strive to provide a platform where female fishers and boaters can learn, belong, and enjoy the lifestyle and its benefits together.

Established in 2018, WIRFAB was created by the Victorian Fisheries Authority after the need emerged for a supportive space to share knowledge, stories, and skills about fishing.

What began as a Facebook group soon evolved into a thriving community, connecting women from all walks of life and providing them with a common ground to explore the joys of recreational fishing.

As we set sail into the future, we’ve broadened our horizons to encompass the world of boating. By expanding our focus, we aim to create a more inclusive and empowering environment for women, embracing new challenges and celebrating the passion for both fishing and boating.

The WIRFAB Community


WIRFAB hosts a wide range of e-resources to support women interested in fishing and boating to learn and upskill. See the Resources page for more info.
Our Resources


The WIRFAB network schedules events throughout the year, including skills based clinics and networking opportunities. See the events page for more info.
Latest Events