WA community supports fish size limits

Recfishwest recently consulted the Western Australian fishing community to gather a variety of views on the Department of Fisheries’ size limit review proposals for finfish.

Recfishwest was pleased to obtain responses from 2,415 people via our online survey in addition to the consultation undertaken with individuals, businesses and organisations.

Recfishwest was thrilled to see a very strong sense of stewardship and responsibility from the fishing community. People highly value their fishing experience and rather than removing size limits for simplicity sake, there was strong support to keep some size limits as a mechanism to protect fishing experiences.

Having reviewed the survey results and Fisheries Management Paper No. 280, Recfishwest provided advice to the Department of Fisheries on proposals contained in the recent size limit review and highlighted our areas of concern as well. Where we did not agree with the Departments proposals, we outlined our reasons and offered an alternative solution.

Read Recfishwest’s advice to the Department of Fisheries here!

Continue Reading

February 28, 2024

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’…

Read More

February 28, 2024

Keep up to date on South Coast Marine Parks with Recfishwest updates

We were on the South Coast last week talking to local fishers like Mitchell Waideman and hearing their concerns about the State Government’s South Coast Marine Parks proposals. Hear what Esperance Land Based…

Read More

February 27, 2024

Great monthly prizes up for grabs in 2024 for Recfishwest members!

As a thank you to our cast of thousands of Recfishwest free and premium members for their support, we’re giving away some cracking prizes every month courtesy of our partners Shimano!  Shimano has not only…

Read More

February 27, 2024

Tuna already tuned in to Recfishwest’s new exclusive members’ lure – the Fish Catcher 3000!

Recfishwest’s latest membership lure started its journey from inside the creative mind of a ten-year-old, then travelled to the Halco lure production team before finding itself inside a tuna’s mouth in…

Read More

February 27, 2024

Cherished South-West fishing platform reopened thanks to Shire of Dardanup’s heroics

A big Recfishwest shout out to the Shire of Dardanup for restoring a much-loved and popular jetty for the South-West community and recognising how important it is for the well-being of fishers.  Back in May of 2023…

Read More

February 22, 2024

Metro southern garfish ban lifted

In good news for metro anglers, the ban on southern garfish from Lancelin to Myalup is due to be lifted from Friday 1 March.   The ban was implemented in 2017 after an assessment by the Fisheries Department showed…

Read More