Western Australia boasts a wide range of fantastic recreational fishing opportunities.
It is one of the State's most popular pastimes with an estimated third of the population fishing recreationally.
With increasing fishing pressure and environmental changes, we need to manage our natural resources carefully to ensure there are fish for the future.
An essential part of the management process is ensuring fishers follow the rules to keep our fish resources sustainable in Western Australia.
|NOTE: From 1 February, 2013, we have introduced new simpler rules to help improve your recreational fishing experience. Discover more. |
With more than 12,800 km of coastline, along with numerous estuarine and inland water bodies, there are still some different rules for specific areas, species and different types of fishing activity.
If you target specific species it is important to be aware of the rules around them as well.
We work closely with peak fishing recreational body Recfishwest and the recreational fishing community to ensure the WA fishing experience remains both enjoyable and sustainable.
You can play your part by getting involved in our recreational fishing volunteer program to help with scientific research and/or education activities all designed to ensuring there are fish for the future.