Fishing rules are subject to change. There are general rules that apply to all three forms of recreational net fishing however due to the differing gear and techniques used there are also rules specific.
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.
Wa recreational fishing rules. Keep up to date with the latest fishing rules and regulations. Check the wdfw fishing in washington rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Places to go fishing.
Washington state recreational fishing seasons and regulations for july 1 2020 june 30 2021. It is one of the state s most popular pastimes with an estimated third of the population fishing recreationally. 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.
Fishers must have a current washington fishing license appropriate to the fishery. Each year in all waters coastal waters rivers and estuaries from the swan and canning. With increasing fishing pressure and environmental changes we need to manage our natural resources carefully to ensure there are fish for the future.
Check the wdfw fishing hotline for the latest rule information at 360 902 2500 press 2 for recreational rules. Search by species. Shellfish harvesters have an assortment of opportunities in washington.
Fishers must have a current washington fishing license appropriate to the fishery. Check the wdfw fishing in washington rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Western australian recreational fishing rules.
Fishing rules are subject to change. 2020 2021 sport fishing rules. You can search for recreational fishing rules on the rules website by species and location.
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. Recreational net fishing is only permitted in wa s ocean and estuarine waters not in fresh water and most of wa s estuarine waters are closed to protect juvenile fish stocks. Check the wdfw fishing hotline for the latest rule information at 360 902 2500 press 2 for recreational rules.
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. 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. Whether hiking to a remote lake or heading out for a day on the ocean fishing opportunities abound in washington.
Western australia boasts a wide range of fantastic recreational fishing opportunities.