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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries

Baitfish and feral freshwater species

The bag and size limit table below is effective from 1 February 2013, as part of the new Statewide Recreational fishing guide. If fishing from a boat ensure you are familiar with the Recreational Fishing From Boat licence rules.

Bag and size limits

​ Species​ Daily bag limit​
scaly mackerel illustration
Baitfishsardine, anchovy and hardy head
Families Clupeidae, Engralidae and Atherinidae (mulies, whitebait, scaly mackerel – pictured)​
​A combined daily bag limit of 9 litres
redfin perch illustration
Feral freshwater species such as carp, tilapia, goldfish and redfin perch (pictured)
Families Cyprinidae and Cichlidae and Perca fluviatilis
No bag limit – do not return to the water.
Dispatch humanely.​
 
​​Tables detailing limits for each catetgory can also be accessed through the links below:
  • Baitfish and feral freshwater​

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Last modified: 7/04/2014 10:11 AM

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