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Salmon Slam is back for 2024!

Scanning waves off  epic southern beaches for large black patches, launching lures out the back of the surf and doing spectacular battle with tough-fighting fish - yep, it's salmon time again! It's also time to kick off another Salmon Slam - the FREE app-based fishing…

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January 23, 2024

Launch of Port Hedland’s new boat ramp unleashes fantastic year-round boat fishing opportunities

If you are part of the 80 per cent of Port Hedland residents who own a boat – start your engine, because you now have the opportunity to safely launch your boat year-round thanks to Spoilbank Marina’s new…

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January 23, 2024

Snapper Guardians 2024 not going ahead due to hatchery virus

This year’s Snapper Guardians community fish stocking event, planned to be held at Woodman Point in Cockburn Sound, will regrettably not be going ahead. Unfortunately, a finfish virus – betandovirus – was detected…

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January 18, 2024

Fantastic kids fishing clinics turn-out highlights importance of fishing on the south coast

Every one of our 10 SunSmart Fishing Clinics Southern Tour was completely booked out this year, highlighting once again how popular and important fishing is on our south coast. More than 350 excited kids took part…

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December 20, 2023

Snaring a feed of South-West marron

Marron are endemic to WA’s South-West and fishing for them is a tradition for many WA families. They are great eating and the largest freshwater crayfish in Western Australia and as another year nears its end…

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December 20, 2023

Premier’s announcement of $107 million for next stage of Ocean Reef marina development met with serious questions from metro fishers

Over the weekend, WA Premier Roger Cook announced that the Government has signed a $107 million works contract to start the next stage of major works for the Ocean Reef marina development.   The Premier said, “…

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December 18, 2023

South Coast Marine Park public consultation postponed until early 2024

The Minister for the Environment Reece Whitby has pushed back the date for the release of the proposed south coast marine park plan for public consultation to early February next year. It was widely anticipated…

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December 15, 2023

Check out some of 2023’s best videos from some of WA’s most popular online fishers!

To wrap up 2023, 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 this year! The content they chose below showcases some of…

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December 14, 2023

Scott Coghlan’s 2023 highlights

Western Angler Editor Scott Coghlan has certainly made the most of 2023 from a fishing perspective! From chasing queenfish and GT’s at the Mackerel Islands to having his first ever battle with European pike…

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December 13, 2023

Fourteen FREE kids fishing clinics on offer in our SunSmart Southern Fishing Clinic Tour this summer

Looking to get the kids off their screens and devices over the summer school holidays and outdoors doing a free, fun and educational outdoor activity? Recfishwest’s popular SunSmart Southern Fishing Clinic Tour is…

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