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CRAYFISHERMEN HAVE A WIN

The WA state government’s ill-conceived plan to nationalise the crayfishing/lobster industry has finally been canned.  The original idea to gift themselves 17% of the annual quota through the issuing of licences that could be fished or auctioned off to other parties, was dreamt up by the Fisheries Minister, Dave Kelly. When announced in December 2018, the fishermen and craypot investors were rightly furious.  They banded together to oppose this audacious cash-grab and… Read More

2019 COLOUR BLAST ON SALE NOW

The 2019 LDCA Colour Blast is on Saturday March 2nd and EARLYBIRD tickets are on sale NOW. Yes, NOW, RIGHT NOW and at the lowest price of $12.50 and $7.50!This frown-free event draws families from around the state, so make sure you’re here for it during the March long weekend! Registration starts at 10am at the Endeavour Tavern who are major sponsors, with the event starting at 11am on the… Read More

2019 OCEAN CLASSIC

The Ocean Classic started 34 years ago as a simple windsurfing race from Ledge Point to Lancelin.  Today the event draws some of the best windsurfers and kitesurfers from around the world.  This year’s event was held under sunny skies with more than 300 participants taking to the water. The jet skiers were also out in force in the bay as part of the weekend’s program. And on the Thursday,… Read More

A RIGHT MESS

Several thousand dollars were provided by a government funded organisation to plant hundreds of small trees on the dunes along Lancelin bay last year. The trees were duly planted and stakes and green plastic were erected to protect them. More than a year on, this is what is left; the sticks and the green plastic. No trees though. They’ve died. They’ve been dead for a goodly long time but no… Read More