We’ve embarked on South West Australia’s four week marron season, which runs from from noon on January 8 until noon on February 5, 2021 and will see thousands of people take to the waters in search of the delicious freshwater crayfish.
Marron is the largest freshwater crayfish in Western Australia, and the third largest freshwater crayfish in the world. It is found naturally in permanent rivers and is endemic to Australia’s South West. Fishing for the local delicacy is a Western Australian tradition and is heavily regulated, so you’ll need to apply for a licence if you’re keen to catch some.
For the non-anglers among us, luckily marron is a favourite on the Margaret River Region’s restaurant menus. We’ve listed some restaurants below where marron is regularly served (call in advance to check). Marron is commercially grown at a number of farms in the region, which means it can be found on many menus throughout the year.