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A Fisheries Officer standing with a bucket of illegally caught marron
Marron fishing out of season and using fish traps has resulted in hefty fines to three fishers. Help protect our prized marron stocks by fishing within the rules. 
Tuesday 2 October 2018

Hefty fines for illegal marron fishing

​Fishing for marron out of season and using illegal fish traps has led to court appearances and hefty fines for three fishers.

One man was issued fines and penalties of $2,550.85 for using baited fish traps in the Two Peoples Bay Water Reserve, to capture 16 marron and 36 koonacs – and for marron fishing out of season.

Another two men will each have to pay $3105.30 after pleading guilty to setting three baited fish traps in the Warren River, near Pemberton, which caught nine marron.

The marron season runs from Midday 8 January to Midday on 5 February each year. It’s an offence to be in possession of marron on public land outside this season.

Illegal marron fishing impacts on lawful fishers who do the right thing and invest in a licence and equipment to sustainably enjoy the experience, which is unique to WA.

For more information see our recreational fishing rules or download the Recreational fishing for marron guide.


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