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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 size and daily bag limits, among other measures. When fishing with the use of a powered vessel, a Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence is required.

There is a closed season for recreational fishing for demersal species, including dhufish, in the West Coast Bioregion; any dhufish caught must be returned to the water immediately. 

It is compulsory to possess a release weight when fishing for demersal fish, including dhufish, in the West Coast Bioregion.

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

Last modified: 24/10/2017 3:09 PM

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