App will have you hooked in no time
An app delivering fishing rules to WA anglers’ smartphones has been launched by Recfishwest.
The free Recfishwest app will give fishers the latest fishing rules in their pocket, whether they are out wide chasing marlin or up the creeks on the hunt for barra.
Recfishwest chief executive Andrew Rowland said his team had worked hard to deliver the best fishing information to support sustainable fishing for the WA community.
“To have up-to-date fishing rules in the palm of your hand, especially if you’re 20km offshore, is exciting and a huge step for the fishing community doing their bit for the sustainability of our oceans and waterways,” he said.
The new app also has a fish identification feature which will help fishers identify some of WA’s commonly caught recreational species.
“The all-too-common scenario of mum and dad with kids on the beach catch a fish and don’t know what it is, if they can eat it, what legal size it needs to be and how many they can take are all answered through our app,” he said
The app contains finfish, crustaceans, molluscs and other invertebrates and can be used along the whole State’s coastline and inland waters.
It also contains a subjective edibility rating for each fish.
The Recfishwesst app is available on iPhone and Android devices.