The wa recovery plan recognises the importance of both social and economic recovery across wa and recreational fishing is a strong element in our social fabric. From fly fishing for bass and trout on freshwater lakes and streams east of the cascades to trolling for salmon along the coast to crabbing in puget sound washington offers a diverse and unique outdoors experience.
See our recreational net fishing guide for details.
Recreational net fishing wa. Wednesday march 25 2020 7 27pm. The state government s environmental credentials are on the line after it ignored concerns over the proposed port s impact on cockburn sound fish stocks wa s peak recreational fishing body says. The wa recovery plan recognises the importance of both social and economic recovery across wa and recreational fishing is a strong element in our social fabric.
Premier mark mcgowan said. A recreational net fishing licence is required for haul set gill or throw cast netting. Haul set and throw fishing nets most of the state is closed to set and haul netting.
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. Statewide fishing ban ordered by washington wildlife managers. Release weights required if fishing for demersal species in the west coast bioregion.
The wa annual salmon run alone is worth more than 331 million to regional areas particularly in the south west and great southern. A licence is not needed for crab drop scoop netting or prawn netting unless you re fishing from a powered boat or with the use of one in which case a recreational fishing from boat licence rfbl is required. Some of the best fishing opportunities in the nation are available in washington.
The improved system is easy to use with new features making buying or renewing your licence simple. For recreational fishing nets in australia you can count on diamond networks the trusted name for fishing net supplies in australia. Recreational net fishing is only permitted in wa s ocean and estuarine waters not in.
Also recommended when fishing for demersal species in other regions. Most of wa s inland waters. However due to the differing gear and techniques used there are also rules specific to each type of recreational netting.
No recreational fishing or shell fishing will be allowed through at least april 8 wdfw says. By developing these new fishing opportunities we aim to encourage western australians to holiday within the state and produce wider community benefits under wa s recovery plan. Of recreational net fishing set haul and throw netting such as daily bag limits and the use of only one net at a time.