James Aish has inked a new three-year deal at Fremantle, committing to remaining in purple until at least the end of 2025.

The 26-year-old has played 59 games for the Dockers since making the move from Collingwood, a club he spent four years at. Prior to his stint in black and white, Aish spent two seasons at the Lions after making his AFL debut in 2014.

The versatile South Australian's new deal comes on the eve of Fremantle's finals campaign, with Aish praising the "atmosphere" around the club.

“It probably does take a year or two to feel a part of the group and the Club as a whole,” Aish said.

“I feel that now. Having all the fans coming to the games and a bit of atmosphere building around the Club has been awesome. I’m loving being a part of it.

“It’s great to get the contract out of the way leading into finals.”

James Aish during the 2022 AFL Round 19 match between Richmond and Fremantle (Photo by Cameron Grimes / Zero Digital Media)

With an elimination final looming against the Western Bulldogs, Aish said a driving factor behind his re-signing was the direction the club was heading, now playing finals for the first time since 2015.

“My main reason to sign was where the Club is heading,” Aish said.

“It’s largely the younger guys driving the group now, it’s really exciting and hopefully I can play a role in helping out on and off the field and hopefully there’s success to come.”

Aish has averaged 21.4 disposals and 4.7 marks across his 21 games played so far this year.