Netters in general must lift and clean their nets of the fish at least once an hour. Details of waters open to net fishing are given in section 3 of this guide.
Also recommended when fishing for demersal species in other regions.
Wa recreational fishing guide. Haul set and throw fishing nets most of the state is closed to set and haul netting. 15 august 30 september inclusive. Recreational freshwater angling guide 2020 south west western australia.
Recreational fishing currently selected. Release weights required if fishing for demersal species in the west coast bioregion. The statewide recreational fishing guide has been updated for 2020 and is now available on our website so jump online to check out the latest rec fishing rules.
Shark bay pink snapper closed season freycine. Fish habitat protection areas. Crabbing for blue swimmer crabs in the west coast region crabbing for blue swimmer crabs in the west coast region vietnamese crabbing for blue swimmer crabs in the west coast region simplified chinese new rules for blue swimmer crab fishing in perth and the south west cockburn sound closed to crab fishing crabbing in the gascoyne region.
And most of wa s estuarine waters are closed to protect juvenile fish stocks. Research angler program rap newsletters. The revenue from recreational fishing licences is spent on a range of projects that benefit recreational fishers with 25 per cent set aside for new initiatives and 15 per cent going towards funding recfishwest wa s peak recreational fishing body to represent the interests of the wa recreational fishing community.
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. To provide protection for blue swimmer crab breeding stock a three month closure to recreational and commercial crabbing now applies from 1 september to 30 november. Catch the facts about what s being caught in wa 2017 18.
Some of the best fishing opportunities in the nation are available in washington. View all key dates. Each year in all waters coastal waters rivers and estuaries from the swan and canning rivers to minninup beach approx.
Recreational fishing location guide. Keep an eye out for printed copies. See our recreational net fishing guide for details.
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. In wa s ocean and estuarine waters ie those waters under the influence of tides not in fresh water. 15km south of bunbury.
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.