Snapper Release

The “Snapper Guardians” release that was held last Saturday was a huge success with a good chunk of the fishing community heading down to the water to help transport the baby snapper from the trucks into Cockburn Sound. After being postponed due to bad weather, the fish were released into water that was deemed appropriate…

Luke Ryan on Zman Soft Plastics

The Ultimate Paddle. For the past couple of years I have really gained a serious amount of confidence in a particular brand and style of soft plastic lure. Working in the fishing tackle industry for close to ten years now I have seen and tried my fair share of fad lures and new products that…

Rohan on Exmouth

Rohan (Myaree Manager) on his latest ‘Boneheads’ annual fishing trip… “I recently attended my 14th out of the 17 “Boneheads” annual trips to Exmouth. It was originally put together was a small group of fly fishers with the intention of discovering where bonefish could be caught on fly in Western Australia. The initial trip was…

Salmon surge biting into Fremantle’s sardine industry

WA salmon surge biting into Fremantle’s sardine industry A surge in salmon migrating off West Australia’s coast is said to be decimating Fremantle’s sardine industry and threatening jobs. Fisherman Jim Mendolia told Nine News Perth the run in salmon had put a dent in his sardine business,with this year being the worst haul in his…

New insight into white shark behaviour

New insight into white shark behaviour ​Research data released from nearly 180,000 detections of tagged sharks Tagged sharks monitored by satellite-linked and data-recording receivers Information helps to build picture of shark movements in WA   A seven-year shark monitoring research program has provided a wealth of valuable data on white shark activity off the Western Australian…

New Artificial Reef

New lure for fishers off Mandurah $1.1 million investment to create an artificial reef New marine habitat to benefit fishers and local businesses  Recreational fishers in the growing Peel region have reason to celebrate with Fisheries Minister Joe Francis today announcing the creation of the region’s first purpose-built artificial reef. “Following the success of the…

2016 Shimano WA Open 1st – 3rd April

http://www.pgfc.com.au/2016/02/24/2016-shimano-wa-open/ Welcome to the 2016 Shimano WA Open. In its 34th year, this prestigious event will be held in the pristine waters of Jurien Bay little more than two hours north of Perth. It is the 5th consecutive year the club has held an event at Jurien. A WAGFA sanctioned tournament with emphasis on tag…

Safety First

Fish safe for salmon this Autumn Department of Fisheries – 15th March 2016 ​Recreational fishers chasing Western Australian salmon this autumn are being urged to make safety their number one priority. A number of fishers have drowned in WA when fishing from dangerous rocks such as at Salmon Holes near Albany – so before heading…

New Product! EBI Panic Top Water Popping Stickbait

 NEW Jackson EBI Panic Click here to buy yours now! This top water plug imitates a shrimp that all game fish love to eat. (‘EBI’ means shrimp in Japanese). It is such an easy lure to fish with, just cast and use a twitching action which will make the EBI Panic act as if it…

Check your crabs for tags

Department of Fisheries Western Australia: ​Almost 3,000 tagged blue swimmer crabs have been released into popular crabbing waters in recent months by our researchers. Their aim is to develop a better tag and to study the growth and movements of crabs in the Swan and Canning Rivers, Leschenault Estuary and Geographe Bay. Some crabs carry only…