Illegal fishing

 Well my first call to fish watch last night. I love netting (pilbara cleaning as you catch) but this pissed me off because it was unmonitored and everything was spoiling in the mud and sun. Managed to save one of the largest female brown crabs id ever seen that was soft shell as it was barely hooked, but didn't feel like meeting the locals who had set it either. Lots of trevs, queenies,  mullet, sharks, couple of small female muddies well tangled and a 1m plus threddie. 500m near the ktown back beach boat ramp, I'm pretty tolerant of most things, but this felt like a real waste.

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Good Job

Sun, 2022-10-16 10:04

 Good job in reporting it. Cannot stand people thumbing their noses at the rules and regs that we all have to follow, especially netting in closed waters and rivers

 

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Thats BS

Sun, 2022-10-16 10:11

 What a waste, good onya for calling it out.

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Onya Adam

Sun, 2022-10-16 12:11

 Well done, they need to be caught who ever they are

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Didn't think you were able to

Sun, 2022-10-16 12:21

Didn't think you were able to put a set net out up this way. Total waster of fish and total disregard to the rules. Well done . Hope they caught them

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Pretty strict

Sun, 2022-10-16 15:12

 Pilbara has some zones but pretty strict rules to it and you have to travel, much more stringent than Exmouth. Then again it's much easier to throw net and get bait up here anyway.

 

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Throw nets are the way to go

Sun, 2022-10-16 16:33

Throw nets are the way to go . However the bait fish have been a bit scarce up here of late .

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If I was there and the locals that set it were not

Mon, 2022-10-17 09:37

 around that net would be cut into lots of pieces 

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 That sucks Adam. Well done

Mon, 2022-10-17 11:04

 That sucks Adam. Well done for calling it out.

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Maggots 

Mon, 2022-10-17 12:17

Maggots 

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 Not to mention the star

Mon, 2022-10-17 14:59

 Not to mention the star pickets hanging out of the creek banks after they've left. Come close to staking a sidewall a couple of times.

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 And this is the type of shit

Mon, 2022-10-17 15:20

 And this is the type of shit the greenies drool over. Hats off for reporting Adam.

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 any response from

Mon, 2022-10-17 15:43

 any response from fisheries?

 

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Yep

Mon, 2022-10-17 19:14

 Call back the next day in the arvo from the local office, unfortunately they were out bush. They will be targetting it now though as we come into barra season.

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 Good Job m8, hope they get

Tue, 2022-10-18 11:15

 Good Job m8, hope they get the bastard

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 It's called traditional

Fri, 2022-10-28 06:01

 It's called traditional fishing and they can use set nets and get away with it. Totally wrong in my opinion but nothing will be done. We get the same shit up here in broome.