Make sure you have appropriate safety gear ahead of the upcoming West Coast Zone recreational fishing season.
While, Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) volunteers do a tremendous job, five people have drowned abalone fishing in recent years. Fishers must take responsibility for their own safety and not fish in unsafe weather conditions
We urge you to prepare now ahead of the season start in December and ensure you have appropriate and functioning safety gear including a snorkel, diving mask, long sleeve wetsuit, gloves, reef shoes and a mesh bag that will not become a drag-hazard.
Tips on abalone fishing safety, including information on the appropriate gear to wear are available on the SLSWA website. More.