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Marron recreational fishing

The marron fishery is unique because it is purely for recreational fishers.

Marron are endemic between Harvey and Albany. Over the past century, marron were stocked into farm dams and waterways from Hutt River north of Geraldton inland to the Goldfields and east to Esperance on the south coast.

A licence is required when fishing for marron. Fishers must be prepared to produce it if asked to by a Fisheries and Marine Officer. Application forms are available online or at our offices.

To keep a sustainable marron fishery, rules and regulations in place include: seasonal and area closures; size, bag and possession limits; and restrictions on the type of fishing gear used.

Protect your fishery

Fishers can help to protect the marron fishery by remembering that:

  • Female marron carrying eggs or young must be carefully and quickly returned to the water – they are carrying the future marron stocks.
  • Undersized marron must be returned to the water immediately – it takes four years for a marron to reach legal size.
  • Fishers share the marron fishery. Nobody owns the shoreline, so please don't stake out big ‘territories’. 

Fishing rules

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

Last modified: 15/07/2016 5:15 PM

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