Broadcast: 21st December
Presenter: Kim Bridge & Caty Price
Prawning in the Swan River used to be a favourite family past time, and a cheap way to feed the family with fresh seafood.
- With Perth’s warm summer nights, now is the perfect time of year to grab a prawn net and pass this tradition on to new generations of West Aussies and visitors to celebrate yet another simple but spectacular and unique quality our State has.
- Night is the ideal time to catch prawns because they have eyes that glow red.
- Unless you are fishing from a boat, you don’t need any license you can just bring the family down and have a go!
- If you are out on the river collecting prawns look for the green tinge on the top of their shells to determine whether they are pregnant or not. Do the river a favour and release the pregnant prawns back into the water to go keep the cycling going.