expired [WA] Freshwater Fishing Licence-Free Weekend (31/8 to 1/9)

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Families, avid freshwater anglers and those who simply want to give freshwater fishing a try, can fish for free next weekend with Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly declaring a licence-free period from August 31 to September 1, the same weekend as TroutFest.

On Saturday August 31 between 10am and 1.30pm, Troutfest will provide the community the opportunity to hand-release a few thousand trout into the waterway. The day will include the release of both rainbow and brown trout in sizes from fry (5cm fish) right up to ex-brood stock fish (up to 40cm fish).

Recfishwest will also be offering up freshwater tackle and rigging information, casting demonstrations, as well as fly casting lessons and demonstrations, a kids fishing clinic and casting challenge at the event.

This is part of Father's Day deals for 2019.

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Comments

  • +4 votes

    Breeding trout to release them, then to catch them again, and then kill them. It plays like a game in a Saw movie.

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    mmm hand-release.

    I thought it was a free year rego. Might as well go to the coast, bigger fish and free everyday.

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      I thought it was a free year rego. Might as well go to the coast, bigger fish and free everyday.

      True. But paying for the licence actually helps WA fisheries with costs for re-stocking the SW freshwater rivers with trout every year, which otherwise has no real trophy fish for anglers.

      Fishing adds another activity to complement the beauty of camping in the south-west.