WITH the whites run due to start you can take a western rock lobster tour out of Two Rocks in the lead up to Christmas and enjoy the experience of catching and taking home some of the delicacy.
If the weather is calm on the day you take a Seafari Marine tour, you can ask to have a rock lobster cooked on board the boat – that is a rock lobster taken straight out of the ocean – you won’t get it any fresher than that.
The Seafari Marine western rock lobster tours are operating out of the Two Rocks marina for the third year in a row.
As well as an opportunity to get some fresh rock lobster over the summer months without having to be a licenced recreational fisher the tours are a good way to learn a bit about western rock lobsters and some of industry’s history in the area.
Skipper Steve Mitchell first came to Yanchep and Two Rocks in the late 60s and 70s as his father was a cray fisherman (back in those days the western rock lobster was called crayfish).
When you take a Seafari Marine tour you can hear first hand from Mr Mitchell about the whites run and his experience in the industry.
Seafari Marine is part of the rock lobster charter trial, which the state government recently extended for two more years.
The price of the western rock lobster tour is $150 per person – for that each customer gets up to six rock lobsters, which customers can take home to cook or grill on the barbecue.
Or you can get creative and use them for dishes such as lobster mornay or lobster thermidor or with pasta such as linguine or tortelloni.