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Recfishwest calls on Government to listen to local fishers and re-think illogical and unjustifiable no fishing zones

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February 22, 2024

Metro southern garfish ban lifted

In good news for metro anglers, the ban on southern garfish from Lancelin to Myalup is due to be lifted from Friday 1 March.   The ban was implemented in 2017 after an assessment by the Fisheries Department showed…

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February 20, 2024

Recfishwest calls for clarity on proposed offshore wind energy (OWE) projects’ impacts on the marine environment and fishing

Recfishwest  says the announcement by the Commonwealth Government on the area being proposed for offshore wind farms was disappointingly light on critical details. The proposal released yesterday has left fishers…

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February 16, 2024

Recfishwest calls on Government to listen to local fishers and re-think illogical and unjustifiable no fishing zones

Recfishwest says that some of the proposed no-fishing zones in the Government’s South Coast Marine Park plans released today are “completely illogical and unjustifiable”. Recfishwest CEO Dr Andrew Rowland said, “…

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February 14, 2024

Recfishwest welcomes Fisheries Minister’s west coast demersal reallocation decision

Recfishwest welcomes today’s decision by Fisheries Minister Don Punch to reallocate 20 tonnes of the west coast demersal catch to the recfishing sector – just over a year after changes to the fishery were made. …

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January 31, 2024

Fishability launches new Perth vessel to help people with disabilities enjoy the magic of fishing on the Swan River!

Recfishwest and Fisheries Minister Don Punch joined fishing charity Fishability at the Royal Perth Yacht Club on the Swan River to launch its fantastic, new 8.75m specially adapted boat to give people with…

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January 31, 2024

West coast demersal closure from 1 February – recfishers leading by example

From Thursday, 1 February, the west coast demersal fishery between Kalbarri and Augusta will be closed until 29 March (Good Friday) to recfishers.   It’s great to see recfishers play their part in the recovery of…

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July 14, 2021

Scott’s Spots

Interested in some new fishing spots? Check out some of Scott’s favourite places to fish!

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July 14, 2021

Scott’s Species

Check out all past Scott’s Species articles to learn how to catch many different sensational fish!

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July 14, 2021

Freshwater stocking locations

Trout are stocked each year in WA to provide anglers a unique opportunity to chase this prized fish amongst some of nature’s finest backdrops in our southern forests. Find out where they’re being stocked.

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January 06, 2021

Metro FADs fighting fit as sportfishing action off Perth heats up

Big dolphinfish, wahoo, tuna and even a black marlin sighting, it’s safe to say the metropolitan fish aggregating devices (FADs) are producing unreal fishing action this season.  

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April 02, 2020

Marine Parks Mapping Now a Feature of Recfishwest App

Version 3 of Recfishwest’s popular and trusted Smartphone App launched recently with new features built in to make your fishing even more stress free than before. The new version of the App has a new feature to…

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