Freshwater fishing rule changes. What are peoples thoughts?

Hey all, was just reading an article on Freshwater fishing for the south west from yesterdays newspaper and found it pretty interesting :) there has been a few modified rules and regulations, all good i think. The season had been extended this year by two months so that the season now runs from September 1st right through until June 30th leaving 2 months for stocked fish to acclimatise  to their new environments before the season re-opens.

Along with the extended season, there are also no longer any 'special rules' applying to louges brook and waroona dams. There has also been an increase in the number of trout waters open to fishing ALL YEAR. These include Louge brook, Big brook, Wellington, and Glen Mervyn dams.

The other change that i wasnt so keen on was that the closed season is now closed to ALL freshwater fishing even for species such as redfin and cobbler.

I was just curious as to what everyone else thinks of the changes?, but i think overall it was pretty good. Any feedback would be appreciated thanks :)




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i would have thought red fin

Mon, 2011-11-28 16:11

i would have thought red fin being a pest u could go and get a feed any time you like, seems a bit silly to ban fishing for a pest, but all the other changes should good

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Thought the axact same thing

Mon, 2011-11-28 16:45

Thought the axact same thing there andy! but at least its only two months. and i generally dont fish much through those winter moths anyway as the rivers are normally flowing pretty fast.





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Happy with most

Mon, 2011-11-28 16:55

I'm happy with most of it, having seperate rules for certain dams was a bit of a pain,

Happy to see it closed to all fishing out of season , it made it hard to police by the fisheries and we all know some trout don't reliese very well.

Only other thing i would like is all our water ways open . Shits me to tears that the water corp deny access to our dams and streams.

Just my two cents worth. Cheers Grant ..

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yeah i know what you mean

Mon, 2011-11-28 17:51

yeah i know what you mean with the closed to all fishing part, im sure there would have been a few times that the fisheries heard the excuse "i was just fishing for redfin" when people got caught fishing out of season..