FRESH WATER FISHING IN WELLINGTON NATIONAL PARK
Fishing is a great way to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Perch, trout and marron can all be found in Collie’s dams and streams. Spend a relaxing afternoon on the riverbank, or try your luck catching marron (in season) with a bushman’s pole. There are plenty of spots along the Collie River.
Licences for fishing and marroning are required and can be purchased at Fisheries Department offices or online at www.fish.wa.gov.au.
Marron season is from 12 noon on the 8th January until 12 noon on the 5th February. Check the Fisheries Department’s website for bag and size limits and other regulations. Bag and size limits apply to trout, cobbler and marron, but not to red fin perch.
The Southwest Freshwater Open Season operates from the 1st September to the 30th June. Most waters are closed to all line fishing (ie fishing for redfin perch, trout and cobbler) from the 1st July to the 31st August.
Some exceptions apply – in the COLLIE region, Wellington Dam and Glen Mervyn Dam are open for freshwater angling all year round, however fishing in the streams, brooks and tributaries flowing into those dams is prohibited during the closed freshwater angling season.
CANOEING AND KAYAKING
There are many fabulous spot to take a dip in the Clean and refreshing Wellington Dam, or the free flowing Collie river that flows through the heart of the Park. Some popular spots include - Potters Gorge, Big Rock, Rapids & little rock, or for a more accessible swim for all ages try the timber deck & easy access at Honeymoon Honeymoon pool.
Water skiing is no longer permitted on any part of Wellington Dam including at Potters Gorge.
A five knot speed restriction now applies
All waters of Wellington Dam extending to 200m east of the dam wall are closed to all vessels at all times.
5 Knot Restriction
Both the Dam & River offer plenty of opportunity to take to the water,