Gone fishing

Geraldton Guardian
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The State Government will allow people to recreationally fish without a licence on Sunday.

Normally, licences are required at this time of year for catching rock lobsters and recreational fishing from a powered boat.

The licence-free day is in celebration of National Gone Fishing Day, held on October 20.

While people will be permitted to fish without a licence, all other rules will still be in effect, including fish-size limits and area closures.

WA Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly described fishing as an experience with social and economic value, as well as providing health and relaxation benefits.

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