Valid licence the first step
The wet season is here and the whispers of barramundi being caught closer to home are starting to get louder.
This means holidays are just around the corner.
The Department of Fisheries reminds all fishers to check the expiry dates on their licences and make sure they are current.
The money from recreational licence fees contributes to increasing recreational fishers’ experiences.
Initiatives include artificial reefs and fish-attracting devices, restocking projects, and research into popular recreational species, as well as funding for Recfishwest.
DoF compliance manager Stuart McDowall said Fisheries and marine officers would be patrolling during the holiday season.
“Make sure you comply with the recreational fishing rules, including the size and bag limits,” he said.
“These rules are in place to ensure sustainable management of our fish stocks and an enjoyable fishing experience for all.”
The Department of Fisheries offices will be closed from December 23-January 3.
As always, you can apply for or renew your recreational fishing licence at fish.wa.gov.au.
If fishers prefer to apply for or renew licences at one of the local offices, they are urged to do so well in advance to allow time for processing before the closure.