Find the hunting and fishing license that fits your adventure see what you need to access state managed lands and water access sites and learn about the necessary. Recreational fishing from boat.
Whether fishing hunting or just getting outside for the weekend the washington department of fish and wildlife helps thousands make the most of this amazing state every year.
Wa recreational fishing licence. The improved system is easy to use with new features making buying or renewing your licence simple. The fees for a new licence are the same as a renewal. We conduct recreational fishing surveys or censuses of wa fishers because unique groups of fishers and licence holders provide different useful data.
Washington is home to hundreds of fish and wildlife species and scores of diverse fishing hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. If you are boat fishing for demersal species in the west coast bioregion you must carry a release weight on board. Recreational fishing licence application contact us disclaimer feedback this portal will not be available on saturday 12 january 2019 from 1 00pm to 8 00pm.
For this year only please purchase a new licence by clicking apply for a licence instead of renewing. Licence funds are spent on a number of initiatives of direct benefit to recreational fishers in western australia. 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.
Charter fishers will provide mandatory returns which gives us a comprehensive understanding of charter fishing activities and the species they catch. Eligible persons may receive a 50 concession for the following fishing activities. 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.
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. You can purchase a license or parking pass online to start enjoying these opportunities. 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.
A recreational fishing licence is required for recreational fishing from a boat netting freshwater angling and fishing for rock lobster abalone or marron. Funds raised through recreational fishing licences help us to manage the state s fish resources effectively.