Summer is the season of warm days by the beach, relaxation and seafood. Rather than struggling to beat the crowds for the best supermarket catch, why not try your hand at hunting your own seafood this summer?
Whether it’s the right equipment, expertise, or diving safety you need to get the job done – your local Perth dive shop in Welshpool, Dolphin Scuba can help.
Read on to find out more on how to perfect your hunter-gather skills for summer seafood in Perth.
A cray-zee time of year
We’re not just talking about the rush to get everything sorted before Christmas. We’re talking about how between now and January, crayfish are everywhere! People are catching and eating copious amounts of crayfish throughout the summer season.
So, don’t you think it’s time to catch your own crayfish?
Your cray catching essentials:
- A recreational fishing licence
- Loop, torch, cray gauge and gloves
- A private boat or chartered boat
- Diving safety
For more information on Western Australia’s 2019/2020 recreation fishing guide for rock lobster, click here.
There’s plenty of ways to cook your fresh crayfish from steaming, boiling, pan frying or grilling. To get that deliciously juicy and succulent taste, don’t overcook your crays.
If it’s wetsuit apparel, snorkelling gear, or equipment to take with you on the boat – Dolphin Scuba in Welshpool have the right diving products for you.
Abalone is the more luxurious way to say sea snails. We’re lucky in Western Australia to have a great season for abalone fishing. However, the abalone season is a short one, so you must be prepared beforehand to secure your sought-after catch.
Your abalone gathering essentials:
- A recreational fishing licence All the necessary equipment: mesh bag, wetsuit, snorkel gear, gloves, reef shoes and more.
Remember to plan ahead for the weather, bring a diving buddy/buddies and stay up-to-date with live beach safety alerts from your smartphone.
Where to fish for abalone in Western Australia:
- Point Peron
- Mettams Pool
- Marmion Beach
- Ocean Reef
- Burns Beach
- Yanchep Beach
A good tip is to either finely slice or tenderise abalone. By fast frying the meat, your abalone won’t produce an unwanted and chewy texture.
Blue Swimmer Crab Pursuit
The Blue Swimmer Crabs season has just opened up again in the Swan River.
However, it’s important to note that as of 1st December 2019, there’s a new bag limit of 5 crabs per fisher along the Swan and Canning Rivers.
This is to ensure this popular species is safeguarded for future hunter-gatherers to enjoy.
The Swan and Canning Rivers and Peel-Harvey Estuary blue swimmer crab season is closed between 1st September to 30th November.
Which means now’s the time to start crabbing!
For the modern equipment for your primal adventure, check out the range of hunter-gatherer helpers at Dolphin Scuba Perth.
Don’t you think it is time to go back to basics and hook your own seafood?
Summer in Perth is a great time for some quality catches. So, with all the know-how, equipment and motivation, you’ll be an expert hunter-gatherer in no time.
Check out the range at Dolphin Scuba today to find out why we’re the trusted name for Perth scuba diving.