Carnarfin 2018

 good news for anyone interested in carnarfin fishing comp in CARNARVON , due to the support of the local chamber of commerce carnarfin will be back on in the same format and over the same time. Facebook and web pages will be updated with in the next few days with more info. 

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Fri, 2018-02-23 05:08

Awesome news for the town of Carnarvon. Was stuck in limbo with plans on what to do. How many FW members are intending to head up? Would be good to meet a few for a beer at the weigh in.

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A lot of work behind the

Fri, 2018-02-23 07:09

A lot of work behind the scenes to get this going again. Looking forward to a good week of weather now.

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great news for the town and

Fri, 2018-02-23 08:39

great news for the town and the comp.

a few people who dont like public ackowledgement need some big pats on the back for the inital work and big thanks in advance for the work to come to make sure its as good as ever

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 Great for the town and great

Fri, 2018-02-23 12:57

 Great for the town and great news!

although personally I believe it may now be time to also switch it up from just a weigh in, and include new catagory of size limits on a brag mat so a lot of fish can be released after a photo.

still have a weigh in, but also have length as separate catagory.

no one is going to eat a 30kg trevally when they have an esky of snapper/trout/baldies etc.

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Fri, 2018-02-23 16:16

Agree with you on this one. I know the fish don't go to waste as they are offered to people at the weigh who take them, but I think this option should be considered in the future.

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 I saw somewhere fisheries

Mon, 2018-02-26 15:42

 I saw somewhere fisheries are talking about a demersal ban for bernier island can anyone shed somae light can't for the life of me remember where I saw it

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Mon, 2018-02-26 16:29

 if you’re on Facebook it’s on the ABC North West Page. I’m not sure how to get the link for it, below is the pasted text from it.


The State Government is looking at banning the fishing of all demersal species around Bernier Island from June through till August.

“It will be disastrous for Carnarvon and tourism,” said Janice Baird from the local tackle shop.

“Why would tourists come here when they can’t fish for demersal species?

“There’s not too many things you can do in Carnarvon and one of them is fishing. We all love our fishing. It’d be devastating."

The ban would be to better protect Pink Snapper while they’re spawning.

Commercial fishers the ABC spoke to were in favour, but many recreational fishers and charter operators believe it will unfairly impact them.


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 Thanks for the info not good

Mon, 2018-02-26 16:32

 Thanks for the info not good news at all