App will have you hooked in no time

Pilbara News - - Pilbara Fishing - Tom Zaun­mayr

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.

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