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Barramundi recreational fishing

Recreational fishing for barramundi is concentrated around key population centres in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.

We manage barramundi fishing through measures including size and daily bag limits. To catch barramundi you are only permitted to use a single rod, reel and line or a single hand-held line.

When fishing with the use of a powered vessel, a Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence is required.

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 are being 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.

Information on fishing rules for barramundi including size and bag limits can be found online or in our Statewide Recreational fishing guide.

Last modified: 2/02/2017 4:57 PM

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