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Recfishwest reminds fishers to stay safe this Easter

Written by Matt Gillett, 17th April 2014

Large Swells are predicted along the Western Australian South Coast this Easter and Recfishwest is reminding fishers to stay safe over the long weekend.

Recfishwest Chief Executive Officer Dr Andrew Rowland said there have been more than 22 rock fishing deaths since 2002 in WA alone.

“Salmon season is already upon us, so fishers are reminded to stay vigilant and use common sense when going fishing.  Always fish with a friend, wear appropriate footwear, observe your intended fishing location for at least 20 minutes, plan your escape and always wear a life jacket. If your intended fishing location looks dangerous, find somewhere safer to fish.

‘’Anyone planning on fishing this weekend should choose their locations wisely and if possible fish from the beach where landing a fish is also easier.


New fish species flock to artificial reef

Written by Matt Gillett, 10th April 2014

Twelve months on from the deployment of two artificial reefs in the South West, Recfishwest says the initiative has been hugely beneficial for the State.

Each artificial reef is made up of 30 ten-tonne reinforced concrete modules placed in six clusters across four hectares.  These state-of-the-art modules were part of the State Government’s $1.86 million commitment to artificial reefs through Royalty for Region funding with a further $520,000 of recreational fishing licence money being allocated to the project.

“This is a great example of recreational fishers benefiting directly from the introduction of recreational fishing licence fees,” Recfishwest Principal Policy Officer Leyland Campbell said.


One year on... Reviewing the rules.

Written by Hayley Gebbie, 7th April 2014

Recfishwest is giving you the chance to have your say on the new fishing rules introduced last year, through a survey that will impact on further changes and improvements.


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We represent and advocate at state and national levels to government, organisations and industry, the best interests of the Western Australian recreational fishing community.