Western Australia’s autumn salmon run is almost here and water users are urged to take care. Schools of salmon are commonly spotted, between early-mid March and late April, along our South and West coasts.
While the annual event is keenly anticipated by recreational fishers, the schools of fish can also attract larger predators, including dolphins, seals, sea lions and a range of shark species.
Fishers should also be aware that it’s safer to fish for salmon from the beach, rather than coastal rocks. If fishers do decide to fish from rock ledges, precautions should be taken, including using life jackets and adhering to local warnings. More.