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Time to make your South Coast Marine Parks submission

It's critical as many fishers make a submission to get a better outcome for fishing. Find out all you need to know to make a submission on our marine parks page.

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Recfishwest South Coast Marine Parks Submission

Recfishwest has published its official response to the proposed South Coast Marine Parks 

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June 18, 2024

Senior Police Sergeant says fishing safety angel ring saved man’s life at Quobba

A Carnarvon senior police officer at the centre of a risky rescue of a fisher washed off the rocks on our Mid-West coastline said the man would not be alive had he not been kept afloat by an angel ring –…

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June 07, 2024

Gascoyne’s spectacular fishing on full display at Carnar-Fin Fishing Competition!

Hundreds of local community members and more than 250 fishers flocked to Carnarvon to experience the highly anticipated Carnar-Fin Fishing Competition.  Since its inception in 1992, Carnar-Fin has become an annual…

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May 31, 2024

Get your marine park submissions in by June 16 to defend access to our cherished fishing spots

Recfishwest is urging ALL FISHERS who care about protecting access to cherished fishing spots to make a South Coast Marine Parks submission before the June 16 deadline. Whether you live and fish on the South Coast…

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May 30, 2024

Fishing families flock to Denham for 2024 Shark Bay Fiesta!

For the 29th year running, the coastal town of Denham swelled in size for the hugely popular Shark Bay Fiesta that celebrates the fantastic fishing on offer in the Gascoyne region.   Recfishwest joined the Denham…

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May 29, 2024

Popular fishing jetties around WA set to benefit from the budget

Jetties are the heart of local coastal communities, providing accessible fishing for everyone and essential nearshore habitat for a range of important fish species.   In good news for fishers, numerous jetties…

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May 22, 2024

The past, present and future of WA’s artificial reefs and Recfishwest’s role!

Ever wanted to know the history of how artificial reefs became so successful around the world and the future reefs set to make a splash off our coastline?   Recfishwest’s Programs Manager James Florisson also…

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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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