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All other species of finfish

For all the fishing rules, see the Statewide Recreational fishing guide. If fishing from a boat ensure you are familiar with the Recreational Fishing from Boat licence rules.

Bag and size limits

​TOTAL mixed species daily bag limit per fisher 30​

Total mixed species daily bag limit:

This is the combined number of finfish (not in the four other finfish categories or in the protected species table) you can take. No minimum size limits apply to these species. This category excludes baitfish and feral freshwater species.

While there is a total mixed species daily bag limit per fisher of 30, there is an individual species daily bag limit of 12 for Australian herring.

For more information about the Australian herring bag limit, see Rebuilding the herring stock.

​ ​Species includes ​Individual species daily bag limit
Australian herring illustration 

Australian herring
Arripis georgianus​


Yellowfin whiting illustration
Whiting (excluding King George)
Family Sillaginidae

(Pictured: Yellowfin whiting)​

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Southern sea garfish illustrationRobust garfish illustration
Family Hemirhamphidae

Perth metropolitan waters closed to fishing for southern garfish​ 

(Pictured: top southern sea garfish, bottom robust garfish)​

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yelloweye mullet
Family Mugilidae

(Pictured: Yelloweye mullet)  

Discover more about how bag limits apply to a group of speciesictured: Yelloweye mullet)

For example, on one day one fisher could take 30 yellowfin whiting OR 12 Australian herring and 18 other fish of the species listed.
Tables detailing limits for each category can also be accessed through the links below:
  • All other finfish species​

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