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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 »

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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 »

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Marron season opens today

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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 »

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Lobster fishers must ID their pots

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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 »

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Check the rules when visiting the Abrolhos

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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 »

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Abalone Season Starts on Sunday, November 1

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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 »

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Get out and catch a trout

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The south-west freshwater angling season is underway, to the delight of trout fishers. If you would like to take part, you need to buy a freshwater angling licence. The season runs from 1 September until 30 June next year, although some waters are open all year. The main species targeted are the popular rainbow and brown… Read more »

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Fish skeletons provide passport to the Montebellos for Ben

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Donating skeletons of blue morwong and Bight redfish to research has won Esperance angler Ben Strautins a six-night fishing trip away from winter’s chills, in the Montebello Islands off the Pilbara coast. The 2014/15 Send Us Your Skeletons grand prize of a six-night charter trip at the Montebellos, which Mr Strautins has been enjoying this… Read more »

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Locations for next shark beach enclosures announced

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**The following statement was issued by the Premier, the Hon Colin Barnett, MLA Sorrento Beach in the north and Middleton Beach in Albany to get funding for new swimming enclosures In addition to enclosures already funded for Dunsborough and Busselton Brings the total number of State Government-funded enclosures in WA to four The State Government… Read more »

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Pulling others’ lobster pots hauls in big fines

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Unlawful interference with rock lobster pots led to an expensive day in court for three offenders this week. A Mandurah Court magistrate issued a man and a woman with fines and costs of $5,150.80 each, for joint offences. Another man was ordered to pay $4650.80 for offences he was found guilty of. Raymond John SERGI… Read more »