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A hooked pink snapper reeled up to the surface
Tuesday 23 January 2018

Sounds snapper set to bite

Fishing for pink snapper in Cockburn and Warnbro sounds will resume on 1 February, following the annual seasonal closure.

The four-month closed season protects the largest known pink snapper spawning aggregation in the West Coast Bioregion. These long-lived and slow-growing fish are particularly vulnerable to fishing at this time, so are protected to help maintain breeding stocks.

But with this year’s closure now ending, fishers have the chance to target this popular species once again in the waters of the sounds.

A Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence is required when fishing or getting to your fishing spot with the use of a powered vessel. And if boat fishing for demersal species in the West Coast Bioregion, you must have a release weight on board.

For more information see our recreational fishing rules.

You can also download our Recreational fishing guide in booklet size or the A4 print-friendly version.

Last modified: 25/01/2018 3:17 PM

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