Stage Three for WA

Ok I’m pretty sure we definitely can’t go fishing now due to stage 3 restrictions in WA

The government now has the capacity to enforce these restrictions.

“If you choose to ignore the law, there’s every chance you’ll get caught,” McGowan said. People must stay at home unless shopping for essential items medical or exercising 



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Tue, 2020-03-31 18:55

Interesting position.

“There’s no reason for anyone to be taking the boat out unless it’s for essential travel to get to work, to and from your home, to local shops for provisions or catching fish for your family.


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Tue, 2020-03-31 19:03


Not sure but fishing can be construed as exercise

The Premier said

People are now asked to stay at home unless

Shopping for essential items

Medical or Healthcare treatment

Or to exercise whilst maintaining social distancing rules.

The Premier McGowan never used the term must.

Fishing is such a great, low-impact activity that it is widely used as a rehabilitation therapy by psychologists, counselors, and physical therapists. ... Although it may not feel like it while you are out on the water, spending a few hours at the river or lake can be a great workout.

Your serve






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So many different things

Tue, 2020-03-31 19:32

Coming out ? What’s what ? All I got if your over 60 or have underlying problems stay indoors .If you go fishing it’s like your a convicted pedo at wiggles concert , everyone looking at you . And yet yaks everywhere today ? Over it . Phoned rocko sea rescue today asking what’s the go . Not even going to put response . It wasn’t anything like what most people have posted. Another day of painting for me :) . Be safe.

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The govt will make it

Tue, 2020-03-31 21:09

The govt will make it perfectly clear when fishing from boats is banned. They will close the boat ramps and advise clubs to do the same. A notice to mariners would also be issued I recon.


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 Food is essential, thus

Wed, 2020-04-01 11:09

 Food is essential, thus fishing is a form of shopping. Im going insane in the house so fishing is good for mental health, yak is pedal powered so its great exercise all rules will be adhered to on the yak regarding distancing as im solo, yet if i was to go fishing im considered the devil. I'll head out when it all blows over and enjoy fishing for what it is without having to worry about some flog filming me on their phone so they can post it and puff their chest on social media. In the meantime I'll continue to go to work in stragers homes alongside unknown tradies as anyone with a job is considered essential and no one will bat an eyelid.


 Hi my name is rob............. and I'm a........... fishaholic

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 It's a moral dilemma maybe

Wed, 2020-04-01 11:23

 It's a moral dilemma maybe do whats good for the public in general and not what feels  good for yourself . Myself i'm not waiting for the govt to tell me what to do , plenty to do around the house. 


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 LOl yep, I've got the missus

Wed, 2020-04-01 12:32

 LOl yep, I've got the missus for that.


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This has been done to death,

Wed, 2020-04-01 11:34

This has been done to death, there will be people who see the bigger picture and those who see what is in front of them. One thing for sure, some people will only see the bigger picture if they are told to by the government, as the rules change people's perceptions will change as well. What could have been done sooner will just need to drag out longer.

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The government is using the

Wed, 2020-04-01 13:18

The government is using the language it is using to make people think they are taking the big step and not going out. If they say 'you must not' then the select vocal minority will complain that the government is telling us how to live.

Last week i was happy to go out and got some looks while driving down, this week i am happy to spend it at home, or at bunnings, or at woollies or super cheap auto.....