If you are boat fishing for demersal species in the west coast bioregion you must carry a release weight on board. The improved system is easy to use with new features making buying or renewing your licence simple.
Find out about the wa government s directions regarding recreational boating during covid 19.
Recreational fishing from a boat license wa. Charter fishers will provide mandatory returns which gives us a comprehensive understanding of charter fishing activities and the species they catch. Funds raised through recreational fishing licences help us to manage the state s fish resources effectively. As part of the transition to the new recreational fishing licence system only licences with an expiry date of the 13th of january 2020 onwards can be renewed online.
Licence funds are spent on a number of initiatives of direct benefit to recreational fishers in western australia. Artificial reefs and fish attracting devices. F r om 12 january 2019 applications for online recreational fishing licences and renewals are processed through the department of transport s dotdirect website this won t result in any changes to licence fees and we will still be issuing you with your licences.
We conduct recreational fishing surveys or censuses of wa fishers because unique groups of fishers and licence holders provide different useful data. Recreational fishing initiatives funded from licence fees include. They will receive a plastic licence card which is current for one year and also a current brochure on the latest rules for the fishery they have chosen.
The fees for a new licence are the same as a renewal. Recreational fishing licence opens in a new window pre pay a modification permit opens in a new window vehicle rego check. Recreational fishing from boat.
For this year only please purchase a new licence by clicking apply for a licence instead of renewing. Eligible persons may receive a 50 concession for the following fishing activities. The rest is spent on recreational fishing management research and compliance.
See our statewide recreational fishing guide for more details. As a recreational fisher on a fishing tour or restricted fishing tour the same rules including bag and size limits apply to you as other recreational fishers except in the west coast bioregion where there are different boat possession rules for dhufish on charter boats. Bag and boat limits.
A recreational fishing licence is required for recreational fishing from a boat netting freshwater angling and fishing for rock lobster abalone or marron. Wa s peak recreational fishing body to represent the interests of the wa recreational fishing community. Recreational fishing licence opens in a new window pre pay a modification permit opens in a new window vehicle rego check opens in a new window temp movement permit opens in a new window account lookup opens in a new window pay online opens in a new window book a driving test pda online opens in a new window.
While recreational fishing rules apply to the individual clients on fishing tours there are also boundary and.