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LANCELIN HISTORY

Lancelin was establish in the mid forties as a hub for the cray fishing industry.  This was the first pub to be built and it stood at the very northern end of the town.  It was known as the Inn back in 1954 when it opened, today it’s called the Lancelin Beach Hotel. Thanks to Sally Petrie for this vintage photograph.  … Read More

CRAY/LOBSTER FISHING

Lancelin has been a cray fishing town for nearly 70 years and today, some 20 boats work the waters off the Lancelin coast fishing for Western Rock Lobsters which can fetch up to AU$90/kilo wholesale and probably 50-100% more than that in the restaurants of China and Japan where most of the Lancelin catch ends up…. Read More