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Make safety the priority when abalone fishing

Posted by Larissa

The WA weather can be unpredictable in late summer, so take special care if you collect abalone on reef-tops. In the West Coast Zone (which extends from Busselton Jetty to the Greenough River mouth), fishing is only permitted for one hour a day on five Sundays annually from the first Sunday in November. The fourth fishing… Read more »

9 January 2016

Posted by Larissa

This week’s fishing reports with thanks to John Curtis. MANDURAH. Crabs in the estuary are still plentiful. You can get a feed fairly quickly in some locations and have to work hard in others. Make sure that you check the size of each as some are not quite legal. In some locations the water is… Read more »

Marron season opens today

Posted by Larissa

Thousands of people are expected to go recreational marron fishing this weekend, with the four-week season opening this Friday at noon. About 14,000 people have applied for licences to fish for marron at the Collie, Murray, Deep, Gardner, Warren, Donnelly, Blackwood, Capel and Preston rivers; and Moore and Hutt rivers and their tributaries. Marron fishing with… Read more »

Lobster fishers must ID their pots

Posted by Larissa

Fisheries and Marine Officers have uncovered a large number of offences by people fishing for rock lobster along WA’s West Coast, since the start of the recreational season in mid-October. In a special operation in the Midwest, more than 50 rock lobster pots have been seized in recent weeks and over 35 infringements have been… Read more »

Check the rules when visiting the Abrolhos

Posted by Larissa

Once the Houtman Abrolhos Islands were too remote for most recreational fishers. Today more are heading to the archipelago, 60 kilometres off the coast of Geraldton, to catch both tropical and temperate fish species. All boat skippers must notify us of their intended visit, but providing notice is simple – complete our notification form and email… Read more »

Abalone Season Starts on Sunday, November 1

Posted by Larissa

Fishing for Roe’s abalone along the Perth coastline will begin on Sunday 1 November, for a one hour fishing period between 7 am and 8 am. Thousands of recreational fishers with the required licence are expected to search for the popular shellfish on reef platforms in the West Coast Zone, which includes the metropolitan coast and other… Read more »