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Fishers casting rods from a beach into the surf.

Keep safe this Easter break – avoid the dangers of rock fishing by fishing from our beautiful beaches.

Wednesday 28 March 2018

This Easter have fun fishing from some of the world's best beaches

​Easter is traditionally the time that many Western Australians get away with their family and friends and go fishing, especially on the west and south coasts of the State.

While the granite-lined coast of South West WA in particular will attract lots of fishers, who will be hoping to catch a Western Australian salmon, our spectacular beaches with coarse white sand and surf gutters are a far safer option for wetting a line than fishing off the rocks. 

Details about the dangers of rock fishing, where angel rings are installed and how you can access a free loan lifejacket are available at the fish and survive website.

Large marine predators can be attracted as the salmon migrate up the West Coast, so water users should keep away from large schools of fish, seals and wildlife behaving erratically.

Check the SharkSmart activity map and report shark sightings to Water Police on 9442 8600.


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