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January 31, 2023

West coast demersal changes – time to set right a broken fisheries policy with commercial licence buy-back scheme

From tomorrow (Wednesday 1 February) the west coast demersal fishery will be closed to recreational fishing until the end of March as part of new changes introduced by the Government in December (see below for more…

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January 30, 2023

Land-based fishing access for Port Hedland goes to the next level – literally!

Thanks to an innovative jetty design, Port Hedland’s new land-based fishing platform will adapt perfectly to the ever-changing conditions, so land-based fishers won’t have to! What’s more, the Pilbara Ports…

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January 27, 2023

Sun, smiles and fish aplenty – our SunSmart southern fishing clinics were a winner this summer

Whiting, herring, flounder, skippy, tarwhine and black bream were just some of the fantastic fish that put big smiles on the dials of our next generation of fishers taking part in our Southern Tour of SunSmart…

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January 25, 2023

How Recfishwest’s Community Grants are improving fishing across WA in 2023

Whether fishing clubs or local business – community groups can achieve amazing things when they are backed in with support and resources with fishing the lifeblood of many regional communities.   That is why…

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January 23, 2023

Cape Naturaliste FADs now ready to fish as Statewide program gets green light

Recfishwest is pleased to announce that we’ve been able to deploy four FADs off Cape Naturaliste, with additional Perth Metro FADs to follow in the next couple of weeks.  Following on from the success of the…

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December 20, 2022

Feast your eyes on some of 2022’s best videos from some of WA’s most popular online fishers

We’ve reached out to some of WA’s most well-known fishers across YouTube and Instagram asking them to show us their favourite videos from 2022! The content they chose below showcases some of the year…

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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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