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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Wednesday 5 October 2016

Celebrate National Gone Fishing Day

West Australians should enjoy the first ever Gone Fishing Day, to be held on Sunday 16 October and remember to always stick to the fishing rules.

With plenty of great fishing opportunities including many events scheduled around local communities, the day aims to encourage the whole community to have a go at fishing without needing a licence including the Recreational fishing from boat licence (RFBL).

The West Coast demersal scalefish closure has also been delayed by two days, this year commencing on Monday 17 October. However all of the other fishing rules still apply. This includes all bag, size, possession and boat limits.

The Cockburn Sound pink snapper closure is still in force and fishers cannot take species out of season including abalone, marron and crabs within the Peel-Harvey Estuary.

For more information about the day including a big family fishing event in Perth organised by Recfishwest, visit the Gone Fishing Day website.

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