WA Fishing Day

 What's this WA fishing day on sunday i hear of?

Apparently you can boat fish without a license after the ban? Sounds like a tall story is there any truth in it?

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No tall story

Thu, 2017-10-12 13:04

all true mate. Can fish for demersals until midnight with no licence 

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For real

Thu, 2017-10-12 13:07

 You don't get much news where you are? Same as last year. They extend the ban for the national gone fishing day. Some state governments think it's actually a good thing to encourage the sport of fishing! Although the WA gummint doesn't accept it's a sport.

www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2017/10/Cast-a-line-for-free-on-national-Gone-Fishing-Day.aspx

 

 The only day before December that you can catch a Dhuie and a crayfish at the same time.

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Don't see that its free as my

Thu, 2017-10-12 13:09

Don't see that its free as my lic is good for a year anyway

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  From the last comment on

Thu, 2017-10-12 13:24

  From the last comment on the Media Release:

"Recreational fishing is one of WA's treasured pastimes and the McGowan Government wants more people in the community to enjoy the pleasure of casting a line.

 

"National Gone Fishing Day, which is also a special licence-free day, is the perfect time for those who haven't tried fishing before to get a taste of the experience. 

 

"There are plenty of events scheduled around WA for the day, so grab the family, take a mate or simply just take time out for yourself and enjoy a day of fishing for free."

 

 Now I'm already getting called a "grumpy old Fisherman", however what is 'Free" about this: I've got to pay a Annual Fishing Licence,then State Goverment Fee/Licence for boat and trailer.

Ok- I'm off to take my "happy pills".....It's free, yippee I aye!  lol

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Wonder if this apply

Thu, 2017-10-12 13:42

to Crabbing in the Peel Harvey estuary??? :-;

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Cockburn

Fri, 2017-10-13 10:28

does this exclude the sound? 

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so we can fish moday the 16th

Fri, 2017-10-13 12:42

so we can fish moday the 16th uptill midnight?

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 sunday midnight 15th.  the

Fri, 2017-10-13 12:46

 sunday midnight 15th.  the 15th was supposed to be the first day of shut down for 2 months but as this national day was called we can fish on sunday and ban starts at 00;01 am on the 16th

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thanks  

Fri, 2017-10-13 13:08

thanks

 

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getting the bottom line final answer from a bunch of blokes that use false names and put smiley faces at the end of paragraphs is not the best place in the world to get the information you seek.