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Government’s six-month west coast demersal ban – an unreasonable, unnecessary overreach

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December 06, 2022

Government’s six-month west coast demersal ban an unreasonable, unnecessary overreach

Recfishwest is deeply disappointed by the Fisheries Minister’s decision to impose a six-month ban on west coast demersal fishing. Recfishwest has always supported action but shutting out 700,000 West Australians…

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December 01, 2022

Exploring fishing opportunities in helping control the spread of redclaw in WA’s north

Redclaw might look and taste similar to their delicious southern freshwater cousins, but unlike marron they are not native to Western Australia and are classified as a pest species.   Not only are they invasive…

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November 30, 2022

Scott’s Species — Sand whiting, great fun and easily accessible for the whole family

Sand whiting Sillago vittata Eating: 4.5 stars ID – Narrow bars of brown spots across the back. The ubiquitous sand whiting. Rarely the target of a day’s fishing, but prolific, fun to catch and fantastic…

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November 29, 2022

Volunteers bringing fishing joy to people with disabilities honoured at Fishability Awards night

Fishing is a treasured lifestyle for more than 700,000 people across WA — and we strongly believe everyone should be able to have access to it, including fishers with disabilities.  That is why Recfishwest is …

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November 29, 2022

Exmouth’s King Reef – from barren seafloor to a world-class fishing hotspot

From a featureless seafloor to a flourishing marine oasis where fishing world records are being broken – King Reef in Exmouth has become a fishing haven in less than four years.   Since six large, repurposed steel…

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November 22, 2022

Metro abalone season dates announced

The four dates of the upcoming West Coast abalone season have been announced, so get ready to get geared up for abs!   Over the upcoming summer season, recreational abalone fishing will take place over one-hour…

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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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