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Tailor recreational fishing

Tailor are a focus of recreational shore fishing along the beaches of Western Australia. They’re found from Exmouth in the north to Albany in the south, although most recreational tailor fishing is done in the West Coast Bioregion.

Their ferocious appetite, schooling behaviour and distribution close to shore can make them an easy catch. When schooling tailor are biting, you can catch a fish at every cast. When handling them, watch out for their razor-sharp teeth.

Minimum and maximum size limits apply for tailor. (When introduced in 2003, the minimum size limit led to a big decline in estuary fishing for tailor because most of the tailor found in estuaries are juveniles.)

If fishing with the use of a powered vessel, you will need a Receational Fishing from Boat Licence. 

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

Catch the stats on recreational tailor fishing with our report card.


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Last modified: 9/11/2021 8:20 AM

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