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FISHING NEWS IN QUEENSLAND

MANY ASPECTS OF FISHING IN THE SUNSHINE STATE. ENJOY…

TAILOR TO MEASURE UP


Been fishing for tailor lately and wondering how your catch compares? Want to know what sex and age your fish are? Check out the latest tailor monitoring results from recreational, charter and commercial catches.

SPANNER CRABS OFF LIMITS TO ALLOW THEM TO SPAWN


Queensland spanner crab will be off the fishing menu from midnight 20 November until midnight 20 December.

TROPICAL ROCK LOBSTER OFF LIMITS


A closed season applies to all species of tropical rock lobster from midnight on 1 October 2010 to midnight on 31 January 2011.

ILLEGAL FISHING BOAT DESTROYED


A boat which was altered to hide illegal catch has been destroyed after its owner was fined $5k for illegal crab fishing. Make sure you crab fish responsibly this summer.

SURVEY ON STATE FISHING


Approximately 3800 recreational fishers will be taking part in the survey during the next 12 months. The survey will improve our understanding of recreational fishing in Queensland, ensuring the sustainable management of our fisheries resources. Read more about the survey.

FRESHWATER FISHING IN QUEENSLAND


Queensland is famous for its coastline, but with a land mass seven times the size of the United Kingdom, there’s also plenty of freshwater fishing to be done. Check out the updated freshwater fish species identification pages which are now live so you will always know what you are catching.

QLD MUD CRAB WORSHIPPERS NOTE THIS...


If a mud crab is going to be the centre piece of your Christmas table, make sure it’s more than 15 cm across the carapace. Read more about information on crab fishing rules.

MACKEREL FISHING RULES


Mackerel can offer some great fishing opportunities, and is a great fish to target if you are in the north over the holidays. Different species of mackerel have different size, take and possession limits so make sure your knowledge is up to date before you cast a line.

PRAWN LIMITS APPLY


Prawns are a favourite for Queenslanders over the Christmas period. If you are planning on catching your own, make sure you take 10 litres or less per person.

Check out the rules for prawns here.

Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha


December 1st, 2010
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