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A marron coming out of the water
Thursday 2 February 2017

Marron season ends soon

The four-week marron fishing season finishes on Sunday 5 February at noon.

The marron is a freshwater crayfish native to Western Australia and licensed fishing for marron, or ‘marroning’, is a traditional WA pastime.

Marron can only be caught during a short summer season from 12 noon, 8 January to 12 noon, 5 February, annually. Fishing for them is prohibited at all other times.

During the closed season, it is illegal to transport marron grown on private property as they are hard to distinguish from marron taken illegally.

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

Last modified: 2/02/2017 10:32 AM

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