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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries

Baldchin recreational fishing

We manage recreational fishing for baldchin groper by using daily bag limits, among other measures.

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

Limited open seasons for demersal scalefish are in place for recreational fishers in the West Coast Bioregion. Any baldchin groper caught outside of these seasons must be returned to the water immediately.

It is compulsory to possess a release weight when fishing for demersal scalefish, including baldchin groper, on a Statewide basis.

Information on fishing rules for baldchin groper including bag limits can be found online or in our Statewide Recreational fishing guide.​​​​

Last modified: 27/03/2023 11:49 AM

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