Rules & Regulations - Freshwater Fishing in Southern Queensland Country
Before throwing in a line, familiarise yourself with Queensland's fishing rules and regulations which:
- Help to protect and conserve Queensland’s valuable fish stocks.
- Ensure that locals and visitors can continue to fish for fun and enjoy an abundance of delicious fresh fish for generations to come.
Rules & Regulations
Before going fishing ensure you're informed and comply with:
- The type of fishing gear you can and can't use
- Size, take and possession limits - to preserve fish stocks for all
- Closed waters and seasons - when and where you're permitted to fish
- Noxious fish - know the nasties!
- Tagged fish
- Using live bait
- Sale of fish
- Permits - do you need one?
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In freshwater, fish may only be caught by using:
· A fishing line – which is an apparatus consisting of a hand held line with or without a pole, reel or rod;
· A trap – which can be a canister trap, collapsible trap, dilly trap, funnel trap or round trap. A person must not possess or use at one time more than four of these traps in combination;
· A scoop or dip net (cast nets and bait nets are not permitted)
· A set line