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Catching Swan River Prawns

Haley Thompson

Swan River offers Western Australians so many things, one of them being amazing fresh seafood. Have you ever taken a midnight dip to catch tomorrow nights dinner? If not it’s the perfect time to start.

Prawn Paradise

  • 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.
  • For more information on the Swan River prawn program check out their website.