Recreational fishing for barramundi is concentrated around key population centres in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.
Restocking of barramundi in areas where they’ve become severely depleted will provide more opportunities for recreational fishers.
For example, we have a $700,000 project to reintroduce barramundi into Lake Kununurra.
This involves Kimberley Training Institute’s Broome Aquaculture Centre raising juvenile barramundi. Hundreds of thousands will be released into the lake over four years. Some will grow to more than a metre in length, which is trophy size, creating a tourist attraction for visitors from all over the world.
We manage barramundi fishing through a combination of measures, including size limits and daily bag limits. 'Daily' means from midnight to midnight.
(as part of the
mixed species bag)
* This means you may only have two barramundi in your possession at any time, including in your temporary or permanent place of residence.
All barramundi that do not meet the following size limits must be returned to the water gently as soon as possible.
Barramundi size limits
550 mm minimum
800 mm maximum
To catch barramundi you are only permitted to use a single rod, reel and line or a single hand-held line.
For more information, see our Statewide Recreational fishing guide 2013.