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 http://www.fishandsurvive.com.au
Large marine predators can also be attracted to the salmon as they migrate up the West Coast. Water users should keep away from large schools of fish, seals and wildlife behaving erratically.
Shark sightings should be reported to the Water Police on 9442 8600. If you see a Surf Life Saving WA helicopter hover above a beach and sound its siren, exit the water for at least an hour and check SharkSmart updates before returning to the water.
Source: WA Government