West coast demersal recommendations

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West coast demersal scalefish petition

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September 30, 2022

Fisheries Minister fixes DPIRD’s Harvey Dam marron stocking blocking with 100,000 juveniles to be released

After a long three-year stocking hiatus, Harvey Dam is finally set to see 100,000 marron make a splash into its waterways in 2023.  The announcement by the Fisheries Minister Don Punch fixes a decision by DPIRD to…

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September 30, 2022

Scott’s Species – Breaksea cod – one of the finest-eating by-catches

Breaksea cod Epinephelides armatus Eating: 4.5 stars ID – Dark black blotch around anus. Colour can vary including orange, brown and grey. Breaksea cod, long known by another colloquial name that I won’t repeat…

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September 29, 2022

Fishing in ‘barradise’ – the 2022 Apex Kununurra Barra Bash

East Kimberley fishing gems shone bright silver recently, with a record-breaking number of Apex Kununurra Barra Bash competitors experiencing ‘barradise’ first-hand. Now in its 24th year, the 2022 Apex Kununurra…

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September 27, 2022

Record online petition sends a clear message to Government – there is a better way for west coast demersals

The petition opposing proposed nine-month west coast demersal ban has clocked more than 17,000 signatures making it the biggest online Parliamentary petition in WA history. Thousands signed the petition over the…

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September 10, 2022

Recfishwest continues to call on Government to adopt a more sensible approach to west coast demersals

Following the Government’s proposed nine-month ban on fishing for more than 100 demersal species from Augusta to Kalbarri, the call for an alternative – including a dhufish spawning closure – continues to build in…

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September 07, 2022

Scott’s Species – Red Bass – the mangrove jack look-alike

Red bass Lutjanus bohar Eating: 3.5 stars ID – Forked caudal fin, deep nostril grove forward of eyes. Brown colour to the top of the body with deep red flanks, yellow colouration of the eye. One of the toughest…

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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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