The South Coast Bioregion runs runs from The South Coast Bioregion runs from from Black Point, east of Augusta (115° 30' East longitude), to the WA/SA border.
In addition to the general fishing rules that can be found for our Statewide Recreational fishing guide 2013, please be aware of specific rules in this bioregion covering restricted and closed areas.
Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park
Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park is managed by the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC). More information about this marine park is available from DEC offices and website.
Specific fishing closures
Esperance Jetty; while you may fish from the actual jetty (also known as the Esperance Tank Jetty), you are not allowed to fish around what was the original end of the jetty, known locally as ‘the island’. The island is marked with a navigational beacon, shown in red in this map
. No fishing is allowed within the area indicated by the yellow line in the map.
Shannon River; closed to fishing, including all its tributaries and the Shannon Dam, upstream of the intersection of the Shannon River and the natural extension of Springbreak Road (34°52.333' S).
HMAS Perth wreck site; closed to fishing within 250 metres of the intersection of 35°04.788' S and 117°58.068' E.
Sanko Harvest wreck site; closed to fishing within 500 metres of the intersection of 34°07.307' south latitude and 122° 05.03' east longitude.
Additional information is available if you are targeting specific species in the South Coast Bioregion:
There are also a number of recreational fisheries and fishing activities in the South Coast Bioregion which require a separate licence.
Make sure you are familiar with all the rules that apply in these areas and fishing activities before you make your trip. If you are unsure about the rules or need further advice, contact your local Department of Fisheries office.