How do you catch marron?

Was wondering if anybody could give me an idea of how to go about catching these critters.

We have never fished for them before, but would like to have ago this season.

Where is the best place to go for them? I don't want anyones secret spots, just a general idea. I also live in the northern suburbs so if there is anything this side of the river that would be great but not essential. I also have a back injury which restricts my movement so I would prefer to not go trekking through miles of bush.

Do you put out bait and wait for them to come to you, or do you chase after them?

Where can you buy the snares needed to catch them or do you make your own and if so how? 

Sorry about all the questions but i have googled catching them and have come up with zip.




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have someone throw it to

Tue, 2010-01-05 22:55

have someone throw it to youLaughing. from what i can understand you are only allowed to snare


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Tue, 2010-01-05 23:34

It's the easiest way.

My snares are made from insulated electrical wire. I find yellow and blue do the trick. It's a bit like tickling trout. You need to be very patient.

So far as locations go I have a few spots but the farmers have guns... Surprised


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Shortly marron

Wed, 2010-01-06 08:41

hi mate we use to go to the moore river to catch our marron ,we used marron nets ,i think it is 4 per person {you have to check that} reagon ford on the brand highwayand go west from there ,and another spot was on cowala road around the bridge {still in the moore river}
hope this helps


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Yea nets...

Wed, 2010-01-06 09:17

You can buy marron nets or make your own snares...  but you have to make sure you dont use nets in a snare only area. I think you can get a licence from your local post office. And you can get a marron guage to test there size from most fishing stores. You mueasure from the tip of a little beak/nose sort of thing to a line at the back of there head. I think the size is 80ml and their are some places that are called trophy waters where the minnimum legal size is 90ml.

Goodluck mate!!!

im not sure of places up around perth... But some good rivers towards bunbury are the murray river, ther preston river, the harvey river and harvey dam but you should find some in rivers around perth.




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use nets you can get a maron

Wed, 2010-01-06 15:35

use nets you can get a maron net from a bcf store or tackle shops or make ur own but serten way u have to do it becouse some nets you carnt use to catch marron


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Wed, 2010-01-06 18:48

lay down your bait, leave for an hour or two, then wait for them to come up to it, place the snare behind the tail and try not to shine the light on them (they'll spook VERY easily). Then ever so slightly raise the light (too much and they will scoot back very quickly, usually too quickly for you to snare them) and they'll back up a bit into your snare and bang wooshca - marron snared.


Sounds easy, but in practice is far more difficult. Good luck.


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Bang wooshca

Wed, 2010-01-06 19:00

When does marron season start?

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Rigged the snares

Wed, 2010-01-06 19:02

Im going down to albany on saturday morning but gonna leave tomorrow arvo and head down to big brook dam for a spot of fishing and snaring. Well camp at the arboretuym which is a camp site situated in the karri forrest about a 2k walk from the dam and right on the lefroy brook... lokking forward to it some good trout and marron down there.




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Thanks for the replies

Thu, 2010-01-07 15:21

Thanks for the replies everyone. Looks like im going to have to bottle some patience up if i want to catch some of these guys lol

I know where Regans Ford is we went past there on the way home from Cervantes the other weekend and thought it looked like  a pretty good bream spot. 



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Are you allowed to use a stocking stuffed with meat here?

Thu, 2010-01-07 15:58

We used to use them to catch freshwater yabbies over east when I was a tin lid. The yabbies claws would get caught in the stocking and you would just carefully lift the stocking (which was tied to stick) out of the water and grab your yabby.


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when you purchase your

Sat, 2010-01-09 00:43

when you purchase your licence it comes with a reader that will tell you what the bag and size limit is remember that the size limit varys from trophy to normal water it will also tell you exactly what methods you can use in all the diffrent locations a general rule is snare only in dams ... some rivers ect but you really need to have a good read of it and it will answers all your questions any thing you are not sure of you can contact fisherys wa and they can easily answer any question that you have in reqaurds to marroning any way good luck and i hope you catch a few

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