The catch that’s been waiting all year.

The abalone season is short, and this is your only chance until next year to give it a go. So if you want the best possible catch, it’s important to make sure you do it right, and do it safely.

Every year, thousands of people from across the country and the world flock to WA to fish for abalone. But tragically, four people have drowned whilst abalone fishing since 2012.

With just a few simple preparations, these tragedies can be avoided. All it takes is some simple planning, and making sure you have the right equipment to make your catch easier, and safer.

Where can you fish?

This map shows the abalone fishing zones in Western Australia. To make sure you use the season wisely, check the conditions and features of each zone to choose the right spot for you.

Northern Zone - closed until further notice

West Coast Zone - abalone fishing permitted between 7:00am - 8:00am on:

  • Saturday 9 December 2017
  • Saturday 13 January 2018
  • Saturday 3 February 2018
  • Saturday 17 February 2018

Locations - Marmion Beach, Point Perron, Mettams Pool, Hammersley Pool, Burns Beach, Ocean Reef, Quinns Mindarie and Yanchep Beach

Southern Zone - abalone fishing permitted between: 

  • 1 October 2018 – 15 May 2019

For the best catch, gear up and plan ahead.