Be safe fishing this Easter

Do not take risks!

Be safe fishing this Easter

Easter is traditionally the time that many Western Australians get away with their family and friends and go fishing, especially on the west and south coasts of the State.


The granite-lined coast of WA’s south-west corner, in particular, will attract lots of fishers, who will be hoping to catch a Western Australian salmon over Easter.


However, this area of the coast also features a number of spectacular beaches with coarse white sand and surf gutters, which are a far safer option for wetting a line than fishing off the rocks. 


Details about the dangers of rock fishing, where angel rings are installed and how a free loan lifejacket can be accessed are available at


Some tips for fishing 

  • Keep the sand between your toes this Easter and fish from the beach
  • Safety should be foremost in mind at all times, no matter where you fish
  • Do not take risks rock fishing, especially if you are inexperienced or cannot swim


Any shark sightings should be reported to Water Police on 9442 8600


Tight lines during the Easter break!