Cast nets and fishing licences

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 17:24
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Can any one tell me whether or not you can use Cast nets (bait net) legally in the Kimberlies and whether or not I need a fishing licence as I'm getting conflicting stories on both.

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Reply By: revhead307 - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 17:53

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 17:53
G'day,

Yes you do need a licence (can get from post office or fisheries)

There is an 80 odd page PDF downloadable from fisheries WA (not sure the website..but i found it a month or two ago)

it gives you all the maps which show where u can and cant use ur net.

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Rev
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Reply By: maroni - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 17:56

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 17:56
www.dpi.wa.gov.au/imarine try that think that is the one
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 21:31

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 21:31
You may be better off looking here

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Greg
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Reply By: ellen m - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 20:55

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 20:55
Hi olly,

we got our licence at the tourist info centre on arriving in Kununurra. They also have all the infor on what you can and cant do. You need a licence for the cast net, but not to fish. (that was in 2002)

enjoy your trip and i hope you catch as many as we did. (34 barra in 4 days mon the fitzroy, all over 80 cm!)

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 22:02

Sunday, Jun 18, 2006 at 22:02
Mmmmm - No idea of what the rules were in 2002 but the bag limit for Fitzroy is now 2 whole Barra per person per day and the maximum size allowed is 80cm (min 55cm). I presume these rules may have been formulated to counteract previous over fishing in past years and are designed to maintain fish stocks for everyone, forever. Also it should be stressed that it is illegal to catch Barra using a net. Possibly Ok to flaunt rules if for scientific research:)

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/docs/pub/NorthLimits/NorthernCoastRules_2006_4.pdf

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Greg
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Follow Up By: ellen m - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 15:44

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sorry you mis-understood what happened.

1. We do NOT break the fishing rules ANYWHERE in Australia. (not like many others we have seen)

2. To catch 34 barra does not mean to keep 34 barra. We kept one only as a 80 cm barra will feed 2 people for quite a few meals.

3. We caught them on a Bl_ _ dy fishing rod, not in a net.

4. In 2002 the 80cm rule was not in place, if it was we would not have kept one. As it was we only kept that one on the last day as we were hopeing to catch a smaller one that was NOT a female.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 16:02

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 16:02
Sorry - was not trying to suggest you personally have or will ever do anything wrong - was just pointing out current rules - no idea what the rules were in 2002. Dont actually fish myself - looks like a lot of fun though:)
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