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Dhufish recreational fishing

Most recreational fishing for West Australian dhufish is done by boat-based fishers in the West Coast Bioregion.

We manage recreational fishing 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 recreational scalefish are in place for recreational fishers in the West Coast Bioregion​. Any WA dhufish caught outside of these seasons must be returned to the water immediately. 

It is compulsory to possess a release weight when fishing for demersal fish, including WA dhufish, on a Statewide basis.

Information on recreational fishing rules for WA dhufish can be found online or in our Recreational fishing guide.   ​​​​​

Last modified: 27/03/2023 12:03 PM

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