Recfishwest has launched the first smartphone application for fishing in WA, conveniently delivering the fishing rules to the community at the touch of a button.
The Recfishwest App is free to download and will give all WA fishers the latest fishing rules in their pocket, even when they find themselves well outside of phone and internet reception.
“To have up to date fishing rules in the palm of your hand, especially if your 20km off-shore, is exciting and a huge step for the fishing community doing their bit for the sustainability of our oceans and waterways” Recfishwest CEO Dr Andrew Rowland.
The new App also has an easy and efficient three-step Fish Identification feature, which will help fishers identify some of WA’s commonly caught recreational species.
The all too common scenario of mum and dad with kids on the beach catch a fish and don’t know what it is, if they can eat it, what legal size it needs to be and how many they can take are all answered through our App.
The App contains finfish, crustaceans, molluscs and other invertebrates and can be used along the whole state’s coastline from Eucla to Wyndham as well as in all inland waters, all easily accessible through the easy to use location feature.
It also has a subjective edibility rating for each fish. This is a component of the App we wish will create as much conversation around the weekend BBQ as it did in the Recfishwest office during its development of the App.
The App allows you to take a photo of your licences and store them, which then send you a notification when they are due to expire. You can also log your safety equipment and their service date into the phone, so you’ll never forget to service your gear.
Available on iPhone and Android devices, the App is free to download today. Simply search ‘Recfishwest’!