Local Creeks & Throw nets

Is it just me who is lately noticing numerous people throw netting in the middle of a creek?


I’m sure the rule was 500m from a creek mouth, creek inclusive??


I am not trying to stir anyone up or point the finger but allot of the boats had people with local fishing competition shirts and fishing club stickers plastered on their boats, am I missing something here, am I incorrect on the rules?


Thanks in advance.




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CDR_078's picture

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first Ive heard of that

Tue, 2011-12-20 15:53

first Ive heard of that rule...would be keen to get it clarified as I've thrown from a boat many a time.

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If you read the rules throw

Tue, 2011-12-20 16:21

If you read the rules throw nets are only allowed for bait collection and as far as I know there is no problem using them in creeks. We have been checked numerous times by fisheries whilst in our local creeks and no problems as long as you have a net licence.

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Tue, 2011-12-20 16:51

I have just copied this from the Fisheries web site so for the Karratha people I think this may be helpful to you.

The Fisheries web site has all the rules and regs in it and is worth a read for anyone that is not to sure if what they or others may want to do .


North Coast Waters All waters of the Northclosed to haul and set netting

at all times with the exception of

haul netting

in the waters of Dampier Archipelago with the

following conditions:

• Nets

must not exceed 30 m in length.

• Mullet are the

only species to be kept.

• All other species must be return to the water.



• Throw netting (inland waters)

Throw nets are


Kimberley region north and east of Onslow for

the take of cherabin and baitfish of the sardine,

bony herring, hardyhead, anchovy, mullet and

garfish families (families Clupeidae, Atherinidae,

Engraulididae, Mugilidae and Hemiramphidae).

in all inland waters of the Pilbara and

within 450 m of the low water mark between

Beadon Point and Third Street are

recreational throw netting at all times.

Onslow (Beadon Point to Third Street) All watersclosed to

• Onslow Creeks

within a 9 km radius of Beadon Bay groyne are

All creeks whose mouths fall


to recreational throw netting at all times.''






''The information is current at time of printing, but

may change at later dates. Where this guide says an

area is closed/open to ‘recreational netting’, the term

refers to haul, set and throw netting."

Coast region are

Mr Bigalow's picture

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Thanks terry, good to know

Tue, 2011-12-20 21:12

Thanks terry,


good to know


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