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Who is a FishingMad Membership Suitable for?

  • If you are new to fishing and keen to fast-track your skills.
  • If you have been fishing for a while but want to improve your catch rates.
  • If you own a boat, kayak, or jet ski & want detailed fishing reports with GPS marks to ensure your fishing productive areas at the right times.
  • If you want to learn more about kayak fishing.
  • If you want to improve your fishing with soft plastics and lures.
  • If you want to learn how to use the features on your sounder more effectively.
  • If you need help with your gear choices. Ensure your using the right rods, reels, lures, soft plastics, and baits for each local target species.
  • If you want to create your own fishing rigs.
  • If you’re a land-based angler looking for more locations to fish.
  • If you’re a kayak angler looking for more areas to launch your kayak.
  • If you want to improve your knowledge of local fish species and techniques to catch them.
  • If you want to be part of an encouraging local fishing community.
  • Because you just want to support FishingMad for all the amazing content we provide.


Once I’m a member how do I access the FishingMad Members platform?

On any PC or mobile device open a web browser and visit then log on with your credentials. Read the section below “Forgotten your password” should you be having any issues logging in.


What happens after signing up?

You can immediately log onto the member’s area and access all of the content. Within 48 hours our admin team will send a welcome email to you confirming how to log on, this month’s giveaway, this month’s target species and codeword for the catch of the month, and how to get involved in the FishingMad online social community.

Forgotten your password?

You can easily reset your password by visiting and entering the email address or username that you registered your FishingMad members account with. Soon after you will receive an email with the updated password details. Just remember emails like these can sometimes go into your junk or spam folders. If your still having issues then email us at and request your password to be reset and we can do this on your behalf. Just remember email replies are not instant so always try and reset this yourself first.


Can I update my details?

Yes, at any stage you can log into the “my account” section using this link and update your details. This will include updating cards and any personal information.


Are payments automatic? ( Auto-Renewal Subscription )

Yes, all FishingMad Memberships ( Monthly & Yearly ) are automatically renewed just like other online subscription services. You can check the date of your next automated ( Monthly or Yearly ) renewal by logging into your account and selecting the “My Subscription” tab found under the “My Account” section. Should you wish to cancel your account before your next automated renewal please read the notes below on “Can I cancel my membership?”.

Subscription Costs? 

As a FishingMad member, you can choose either a monthly or yearly subscription. As stated above all subscriptions are automatically renewed. The current pricing options are as follows

  • Monthly Subscription – $9.50 + GST ( Total – $10.45 automatically paid monthly )
  • Yearly Subscription – $95 + GST ( Total – $104.50 automatically paid yearly )

How can I get my question aired on the FishingMad podcast?

We encourage all members to get involved and send your questions to we will gladly air these on an upcoming podcast recording or we will answer your questions directly.

What areas do the reports cover?

At this point in time we cover Port Phillip Bay, Western Port, the Greater Warrnambool area, as well as many of the lakes, rivers, and estuaries around Melbourne and Victoria. We are looking to add more report writers and extend this in due time.

Managing GPS Marks and Waypoints

GPS marks are shared on the member’s GPS page and fishing report pages. You can enter these GPS marks directly into your sounder or into mobile apps like Navionics. There are detailed instructional videos in the member’s area on how to do this.

Please note that directly entering these marks into Google Maps does not work. Google Maps uses ( DMM – Degrees and Decimal Minutes ) whereas your sounder and mobile apps like Navionics use ( DMS – Degrees, minutes, and seconds ). If you enter GPS marks into Google Maps you will get strange results. Again, we highly recommend entering these directly into your sounder or using a mobile app like Navionics.

Can I cancel my membership?

Yes, you can cancel your membership at any time. There are no lock-in terms and your membership will remain active until the end of your current billing cycle. If you need to cancel your FishingMad subscription, simply email confirming that you want your subscription canceled and we will take care of the rest. Please confirm the email address that you registered your FishingMad account with and allow 48 hours for this to be processed. We will confirm via reply email once completed. We would greatly appreciate it if you provided some feedback on why you’re canceling so we can continue to develop and improve the service for all members.

Cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your next automated renewal. Refunds will not be issued for cancelation requests after your automated renewal date. You can check the date of your next automated ( Monthly or Yearly ) renewal by logging into your account and selecting the “My Subscription” tab found under the “My Account” section.


Is the membership site safe?

Yes, we take cyber security very seriously. Our team of web developers ensures we are using the latest software revisions, plugins, and security patches. We also have an active Wordfence Premium firewall subscription running in real-time on the website looking for any suspicious activity with included firewall and malware scanning. We keep minimal personal information ( only First Name, Surname, Address, and email address ), to minimize any risk and we do not have access to any of your passwords or banking details. ( Please note address is needed because of GST compliance ).  If you have any concerns don’t hesitate to email us.


As part of my membership will someone take me fishing?

The membership platform is purely an online resource. The content is very helpful and made to cater to members. We create new content based on member requests. If you would like a video covering a certain topic that we haven’t already covered, then email us with the suggestion which we will gladly take onboard. The membership does not include chartered guides or personalized meet-ups. If you require a guide, then please google charter operators in your local area or drop a question on the FishingMad community Facebook group page.

Members Forum Rules

The FishingMad forum is a place to share, help, encourage, and connect with other FishingMad Members in a private and welcoming setting with like-minded anglers.

Please Note | FishingMad takes no responsibility for communication between members, buy/swap/sell items, or meet-up days between members. This is a communication tool that you use at your own risk. As with all forms of online communication, it is highly recommended being cautious and diligent about sharing personal information and actions with others.

If you have any questions relating to your FishingMad account, then send them to the forum is not the place to have those answered.

The FishingMad Community Forum has important rules that must be followed to ensure the experience is fair, welcoming, and encouraging for all. Poor and offensive behaviour will not be tolerated, Comments or posts will be taken down without notice should they break any of the rules below.

Forum Behavior

The FishingMad community forum is to be always encouraging, respectful and friendly. There is zero tolerance for any type of abuse or offensive behavior. Offensive comments will be removed, and the author banned from the forum. This will include but not be limited to

  • Any offensive comments
  • Inappropriate language
  • Bullying of any type
  • Any inappropriate or threatening comments
  • Racial or sexist comments
  • Discouraging comments
  • Breach of any privacy
  • Non fishing related topics

Forum Information Disclosure

We encourage members to engage and connect with each other and even coordinate meet-ups so you can fish with like-minded anglers close to you. For many, this will be a great opportunity to meet people, gain some new fishing buddies and fast-track your learning experience.

FishingMad takes no responsibility in any meet-up days coordinated by members. If you do so you do at your own risk.

Forum Sales and Advertising

Many members have expressed they want a buy/Swap/Sell feature within the FishingMad Members Forum. We have created a section to accommodate this request. However, FishingMad takes no responsibility for any items bought or sold. If you buy, swap, or sell any items here it is your responsibility to communicate with those parties and to qualify the pricing, delivery, and condition of the item yourself. Otherwise,  we would encourage you to buy gear directly from local stores that we recommend including Melbourne Marine Centre and Hooked on Bait and Tackle.

If you notice any suspicious activity, please report it to and we will remove posts and ban anyone looking to exploit others.

Also, Exploitation of the FM FB page for commercial or financial gain will not be tolerated and any content of this nature will be removed immediately without notice. Continued pursuit to post such content will result in the removal of that member permanently.

Forum External links

All external links will be turned off in this forum to ensure safety and security and to ensure the information is relevant.

Exploitation for commercial or financial gain will not be tolerated and any content of this nature will be removed immediately without notice.