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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
​Don’t take risks when fishing. Photo courtesy of Recfishwest
Friday 14 April 2017

Fish safely this Easter

​Recreational fishers are urged to use common sense and to take care when fishing for western Australian salmon this Easter.

Salmon are a popular target in the autumn around Perth and the south of the state, as the species begins its annual spawning migration.

Unfortunately, drownings and injuries continue to be an all too common occurrence as fishers forget basic safety in their bid to catch a fish.

Fishers are urged to catch their salmon from the beach and stay off the rocks.

We also encourage you to consider other beach-goers and make sure you clean up your fish waste – fish heads and offal should not be thrown into the ocean as they can wash back on to the beach.

Autumn salmon fishing is a great WA experience and, with a little thought, it can be enjoyed safely and without impacting on the environment or other beach-goers’ enjoyment.

There is a bag limit of four salmon a day and they have to be at least 30 centimetres long to be kept. For more information see our recreational fishing rules.

You can also download our Recreational fishing guide or pick up a copy of the guide from our offices and participating information outlets.

Last modified: 14/04/2017 10:09 AM

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