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A large marron laying on a sandy river bank
The licenced marron fishery is unique because it is purely for recreational fishers and is carefully managed.
Friday 2 February 2018

Marron season ending

​The four-week marron fishing season closes on Monday 5 February at noon.

The marron, a freshwater crayfish native to Western Australia, can only be caught during a short summer season each year from 12 noon, 8 January to 12 noon, 5 February.

Fishing for marron is prohibited at all other times to protect vulnerable breeding populations so that we’ll have marron for the future.

It is illegal to transport marron grown on private property during the closed season as they are hard to distinguish from marron taken illegally in rivers and public dams.

Anyone who has information on illegal fishing activities is asked to call FishWatch on 1800 815 507. 

Last modified: 2/02/2018 8:58 AM

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