The Ban

 

Being a pleb and all, and not knowing much about the species we can jig for, with this ban on until 15th Dec, I presume that Sambos are the only thing we can Jig for?


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Just be aware that it is an

Thu, 2013-10-10 16:45

Just be aware that it is an offence to fish for demersals. So no "catch and release", and carrying gear rigged up for demersal fishing may also be frowned upon.

From the regs

(2) During the closed season a person must not —
(a) fish for demersal scalefish in the West Coast Region; or
(b) be in possession of demersal scalefish on a boat in the
waters of the West Coast Region; or
(c) bring onto land in the West Coast Region any demersal
scalefish.

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 Should shut it down from all

Thu, 2013-10-10 18:16

 Should shut it down from all fishing for 2 month As there are plenty of guys still go fishing ,but there are only targeting sambos .dhuies and other fish are just by catch.What a joke 

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A lot of people do the wrong

Thu, 2013-10-10 20:41

A lot of people do the wrong thing, and are "surprised" when they get a dhuie or snapper after dragging a patternoster rig with two lumps of occy over reef supposedly fishing for sambos..............agree with Paul, these guys should be fined.

 

If you are sensible, you can speed jig for sambos with almost no risk of by-catch. I also take the opportunity to spend more time with my boys fishing inshore for sand whiting, and have just as much fun and probably get just as good a feed....

 

The demersal fish need a break for all our sakes, leave em alone.

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probably a silly question,

Fri, 2013-10-11 09:30

probably a silly question, but would like some confirmation if the following species are ok (they are not listed under the demersal species list in the regs, however the reference to "scalefish" adds confusion:

king George whiting
bream/tarwhine
flounder
flathead
black ass

gummy shark

If we get some good days over the ban period it would be good to be able to fish in close to the beach for the above species.

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they are all ok other than

Fri, 2013-10-11 09:50

they are all ok other than the black ass

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Spot on

Fri, 2013-10-11 19:18

and yeah, a Black Ass is not a Black Ass, it's a Breaksea Cod.

Give this a read through - http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Fishing-and-Aquaculture/Recreational-Fishing/Recreational-Fishing-Rules/Pages/default.aspx

It's all there

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 Thanks for that boys, yes I

Fri, 2013-10-11 19:31

 Thanks for that boys, yes I thought the breaksea may be on the ban list. Cheers