Bag limit 5 boat limit 20 geographe bay bag limit 10 of which a maximum of 5 may be female boat limit 20 of which a maximum. There is a definite limit to the number of fish which can be caught before we start to reduce fish breeding stocks and future catches.
On day trips in powered boats there must be two or more recreational fishing from boat licence rfbl holders on board to take a boat limit.
Wa recreational fishing bag limits. In addition to bag limits there are also boat limits. Recreational fishing in western australia. Recreational size and creel limits mobile device format.
Bag and size limits can be found in our recreational fishing guide or accessed through the online recreational fishing rules website rules fish wa gov au. A boat limit is the maximum number of fish of a species or group of species that may be on a boat or attached to a boat at any one time. Bag and size limits are vital conservation measures to protect the future of wa s recreational fish stocks.
Bag limits assist in sharing the resource and contribute to the sustainable management of the state s fish stocks. 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. A recreational net fishing licence is required for haul set gill or throw cast netting.
By following the rules you will help maintain the fantastic fishing opportunities here in wa ensuring there are fish for the future for you and the generations to come. Fishing for rock lobsters. Persons engaged in recreational fishing in north carolina coastal waters are required to possess a coastal recreational fishing license in accordance with g s.
Illegal fishing could include someone netting in the river exceeding their bag or possession limits taking undersize fish fishing in a closed area having more fishing gear in the water than they should or illegally selling recreationally caught fish. The state government contributes a similar amount. The bands pose a risk to marine life through entanglement in plastic strips.
A fisher who does not hold a recreational fishing from boat licence rfbl can fish with the use of a powered boat if at least one person on board the boat has an rfbl. Coastal recreational fishing license. Possessing plastic bait bands at sea is prohibited on all commercial and recreational fishing boats in wa.
You can search for recreational fishing rules on the rules website by species and location. The revenue from recreational fishing licences is. Recreational net fishing is only permitted in wa s ocean and estuarine waters not in.
Most of the key statewide fishing rules can be found online and in our recreational fishing guide which includes bag and size limits tables for the main species you are. This species does not have a specific boat limit so bag limits apply when fishing from a boat.