Licence fees- with new regs

 So is our licence fees going to be dropped seeing we now fish for less time?


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 You would hope so, but dont

Tue, 2022-12-06 17:32

 You would hope so, but dont see that happening anytime soon!

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Expect

Tue, 2022-12-06 17:48

 them to go up next

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 Yeah i reckon that they will

Tue, 2022-12-06 17:52

 Yeah i reckon that they will go up as alot of people will stop fishing so there will be alot less money in the kitty.

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We will be paying for the 10

Tue, 2022-12-06 17:59

We will be paying for the 10 mil the gov has put up..expect an increase for sure.

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 The licence fees are a piss

Tue, 2022-12-06 18:50

 The licence fees are a piss take, they are menat to be for the management and sustainabillity of our resource. Big fat fail for that now it's got to this. 

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no changes to License fees

Tue, 2022-12-06 19:06

From the FAQ page relating to the changes;

www.fish.wa.gov.au/Documents/recreational_fishing/FAQ_WCDSR_CURRENT_061222.pdf

"Will our licence fees change?
There will be no changes to recreational fishing licence fees. A Recreational Boat Fishing Licence is required to conduct a number of Statewide boat-based fishing activities and is not limited to fishing for demersal scalefish in the West Coast Bioregion.
There are also opportunities to target other species during the demersal scalefish effort closure."
 

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 Hey BK your good with stats

Tue, 2022-12-06 19:15

 Hey BK your good with stats and numbers how about comparing our lic fees to the rest of this great nation of ours so the we need more license brigade and the uniformed can see how ripped off we are in WA home of the shortest fishing season in the world amongst over national records .

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not sure I need too

Tue, 2022-12-06 19:26

I'm pretty sure you just nailed what I would find out after hours of research.

From my current understanding, WA fishers are being whipped hard compared to other parts of Australia, both in fees and restrictions.

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 I did a whip around in 2016,

Tue, 2022-12-06 20:29

 I did a whip around in 2016, not sure how many changes have been made since then

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Recent check

Wed, 2022-12-07 14:06

  Much better deal  in other states, with Qld and NT  no charge i think. Modest NSW  genral rec licence for various types of fishing @ $35/year and similar in Vic, where a  licence covering all forms of recreational fishing in Victoria costs $36.10, yet here we get

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 You forgot the netting lic

Wed, 2022-12-07 14:22

 You forgot the netting lic so probably $290 and you need one to use a cast net to catch bait tell that to someone from any other states and they will think your pulling the piss. 

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 You forgot the netting lic

Wed, 2022-12-07 14:23

 You forgot the netting lic so probably $290 and you need one to use a cast net to catch bait tell that to someone from any other states and they will think your pulling the piss. 

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Oh no

Tue, 2022-12-06 19:23

Oh no

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cant help but

Tue, 2022-12-06 19:38

 question ! who was the bright spark that originqally suggested to gov. for the use of the release weight on demersal.

when did the powers that be realised that the mortality rate was quiet high.  

why has it taken so long to change that law , or could it be that they totally F/UP and were too embarrased to back flip .

are these the same  people that are now supplying expert data to mc gowan - punch .

like its been intimated a review will eventually come within 12 months , and this is just the start of the ultimate demersal closure .

 

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 Good point, can leave the

Tue, 2022-12-06 20:57

 Good point, can leave the release weight at home now... I mean from Feb 1... wait April 1... are these new rules an April fools day joke in disguise ;)

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 We can still fish from the

Tue, 2022-12-06 19:43

 We can still fish from the boat all year round so they sure as shit won't reduce the fees. We simply won't be fishing as much because we can't target certain species.

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we can sill fish

Tue, 2022-12-06 20:56

 What gives me the shits is that you can go and catch snapper from the moles and shore all year round and not pay for a fishing license. Discrimination --- just because you have a boat and pay a registration boat and trailer you have to pay to fish as well. Licenses all round. And start looking at all the bastards on the groynes and jetties filling their buckets with undersize and over the limit fish. If its good enough for boaties to be charged then shore fishers should be charged as well. F%^$#K em

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 Shouldn't be bagging the

Tue, 2022-12-06 21:39

 Shouldn't be bagging the shore based fisherman for doing what should be a basic right but questioning why we are paying for the same rights why have we .multiple fisheries license when other states don't why do the eastern states with such small coast lines and much bigger populations not have these draconian rules forced onto them? 

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 Maybe we should all just

Wed, 2022-12-07 08:10

 Maybe we should all just boycott the license system next year and show fisheries not to bite the hand that feeds them. I feel sorry for any fisheries officers now that are going to wear the brunt of this stupidity first hand. No one in their rite mind will want to go out and volunteer their time getting abused. So if there is no officers willing to work enforcing the new rules who will be there to police us?

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Should be

Tue, 2022-12-06 20:47

50 percent reduction. Lol . Never happen . I would expect increase in fees to manage unjustified new rules and regs . I can see influx of new people working for government . Who do not know what fish is what . Time will tell . Fun times ahead .

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funny how the demersal

Wed, 2022-12-07 08:18

ban and the  shool holidays seems to coincide ,surely cant be to appise -/ vote buying,   before boat could take home 2 legal size dhuis now can take home 4  poss. all undersize ? . guess we will just have to go with the science , but cant help to think that we are being treated like mushrooms .

 

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 I was always under the

Wed, 2022-12-07 13:16

 I was always under the impression that the RBL was for managing the resource and a fair chunk was for ramps,launch facilities and cleaning benches ect.But it's a cash grab imo!

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 RBL'S certainly haven't

Wed, 2022-12-07 13:36

 RBL'S certainly haven't contributed to any of those in Broome Bodgy. world class fishing with third world facilities.

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 Know what you mean

Wed, 2022-12-07 14:05

 Know what you mean mate,lived in derby town for a year.We got a new ramp and new jetty 5 odd years ago in walpole but still a shitty little grave car park.I don't mind though keeps a few away 

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Here's Vic, NSW, QLD & SA Fushing Fees

Wed, 2022-12-07 13:54

Victoria
No fee for under 18 or over 70
3-day licence $10
28-day licence $21.85
1-year licence $38.40 ($2.30 saving when bought online)
3-year licence $103.95 ($5.50 saving when bought online)

NSW
No fee for under 18 or those with a current Pensioner Concession Card
$7 for three days
$14 for one month
$35 for one year
$85 for three years

QLD
No Fees
That's not a mistake I couldn't find anything online so rang 132523 and spoke to the QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fishing

SA
No Fees

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 Long time no hear Duges

Wed, 2022-12-07 13:57

 Long time no hear Duges

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This issue has fired me up.

Wed, 2022-12-07 14:06

This issue has fired me up.
Here's Tasmania's fees
There is no fee for general fishing be it from a boat or shore based but there are fees for
Crayfish
Abalone
Scallop
Net Fishing
Set Line Fishing
Standard licence is $57.75 for the 1st licence then plus $8.25 for each additional licence type
Concession Licence is $33 for the 1st licence then plus $8.25 for each additional licence type

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 Yeah its madness not only do

Wed, 2022-12-07 14:18

 Yeah its madness not only do we have the tightest fishing restrictions in Australia but also the most expensive all while we have the biggest coastline and smallest population per kilometer of coastline. Definitely getting the shit end of the stick in good old wa don't expect any help from our peak body rec fish as that falls under the don't bight the hand that feeds deal

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 Excessive fees and cost will

Wed, 2022-12-07 15:24

 Excessive fees and cost will encourage more poaching 

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Boating with land-based catch?

Wed, 2022-12-07 17:33

 Just wondering if it will be legal to travel by boat to some land, fish from shore there and catch demersals, then load the catch into the boat and steam home?

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Land Based / Boat

Wed, 2022-12-07 18:09

 If you need a boat to get there, it's classed as fishing from a boat.

 

And still a rort.

 

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No motor maybe?

Thu, 2022-12-08 10:39

 Given you don't need a RBL to fish off a kayak or rowboat, maybe they are still and option just like land-based?

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Land based boating

Wed, 2022-12-07 20:32

I'm with reefsta on this one , quite easy to stop of at a beach and catch your demersals . Logged on your gps track so up to fisheries to prove otherwise . 
So many poor uninformed decisions in these new rules , unbelievable what politics can do ! 

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 Can't use a boat to access

Wed, 2022-12-07 21:03

 Can't use a boat to access marron spots apart from a section of the Donnely where it was trialled,not sure if it's still permitted or not.As for the inspectors trying to prove you wrong?? I think otherwise,you will be trying to prove your innocence 

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 That's the way it works

Wed, 2022-12-07 21:23

 That's the way it works these days.

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No options

Thu, 2022-12-08 15:03

 Emailed Fisheries today about land-based from an island  and also kayak etc and they replied withing an hour, as follows;

 

"From 1 February 2023, Recreational demersal closures in the West Coast Bioregion apply to all recreational fishers except charter and recreational shore-based line fishers. Spearfishing or fishing from a kayak or similar vessel is not permitted during the demersal scalefish closures.

Targeted spawning closures for pink snapper and baldchin groper apply to all fishers, including recreational (including shore based), commercial, and charter fishers.

 

During the closed season, you cannot be in possession of demersal scalefish on a boat in the waters of the West Coast Bioregion. This means that fish caught via land-based line fishing on an island during the demersal scalefish closure cannot be transported via boat back to mainland. Fish must be consumed on the island."

 

So it is strictly land-based only, no use of any type of boat as part of the outing.

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 No grey area there....

Thu, 2022-12-08 15:24

 No grey area there....

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Very true

Thu, 2022-12-08 06:28

I agree will be very hard to prove , what about in the case of places like Kalbarri where the northern beaches are only acessable by boat ?? 

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 It will probably be a

Thu, 2022-12-08 06:44

 It will probably be a blanket ban having demersals on your boat when out of season unless you have some sort of consignment note like you would receive being on a charter maybe. Similar to takeing  marron from private property out of season

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I'm considering buying a pot

Thu, 2022-12-08 12:09

I'm considering buying a pot to take up to Jurien for the week. So looking into it, I can buy my son a licence and as long as he's on board and the floats are marked with his ID etc etc then I'll get away with only paying $25 for the week and keeping 8 per day?

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 goood alternative thinking

Thu, 2022-12-08 16:20

 goood alternative thinking jack

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 Yes that is exactly how it

Sun, 2022-12-11 20:05

 Yes that is exactly how it works.
But then you will be dealing with "but Dad Im playing Fortnite, just finishing this game."

3 hours later when he is ready, its 45 knots southerly...

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