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A marron basking on a log next to waterway
WA marron season attracts an enthusiastic fishing community, but please remember to follow the rules.
Friday 5 January 2018

Marron season to open on 8 January

​Thousands of West Australians are gearing up for the start of the annual wild-stock marron season, which begins at noon on Monday 8 January.

The season runs from noon on 8 January until noon on Monday 5 February.

The limited four-week season and comprehensive fishing rules makes this fishery one of the most carefully managed recreational fisheries in Australia.

Compliance and Education officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development will be visiting fishing locations to ensure fishers know and follow the rules.

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

Fishers are urged to remember that this season, the Shannon River and Margaret River and its tributaries upstream of the Ten Mile Brook junction, or in waters within 300 metres upstream and 50 metres downstream of the Bussell Highway traffic bridge, are closed for marron fishing.

For more information download our Recreational fishing for marron guide. Licences can be purchased online.


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