1 March sees new size and bag limits in Queensland

Queensland's Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries has increased the size and bag limits on some of the State's most popular bread and butter fish species. Whiting, bream and flathead limits have all been increased to increase the opportunity of these fish to spawn before capture.

Some of the changes include:
  • size limits for bream increasing from 23cm to 25cm (will not come into effect till 1 March 2010);
  • a combined bag limit of 30 bream species (pikey, yellowfin, tarwhine etc); and
  • combined bag limit of 5 flathead species (except dusky).
If you need to get up to speed on the current fishing regulations for Queensland spend some time trawling around the Department's website for more information or drop into your bait and tackle store for a new recreational fishing guide.

The regulation changes have not been without opposition with a number of groups commenting on the need to also curb excessive commercial fishing. Sunfish has mentioned the need to limit commercial netting while the Fraser Coast Chairman noted the impact the new regulations will have on tourism and the family fishing expedition.

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The Greyhound Debate, and what it means for Fishing.

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400 Year-Old Shark Discovered - still swimming!

Scientists have tested for carbon-14 in sharks eyes, to conclude that they might even live to be over 500 years old.

Out-fished by your Daughter - You'll never live it down!

Would you tell your mates about that time your Daughter caught way more fish than you?

Check out this $210,000 fishing setup by Bentley!

If you balk at casting your most expensive lure into the mangroves, then this SUV and fishing accessory package is probably not for you...

This Fish is seriously creepy

Watch out for this ugly little guy on your next walk down the beach!

Price to Fish Set to Rise 60% on July 1

Victorian anglers are set to cop up to a 60% increase in their recreational fishing permits from July 1.

Man found 2km from shore, fishing from an inner tube!

That's right, a tractor inner tube, with no propulsion except a pair of bright yellow flippers. One of a kind, that's for sure!

The most dramatic swordfish catch you'll see this week.

Watch these two anglers haul a monster swordfish on board after half a days struggle. They call it the Gladiator of the Sea, with good reason! This fight is EPIC.

It's a Good Idea to Take your Kids Fishing

As your family grows older and continues to enjoy new, exciting experiences it's a great idea to include fishing into the mix.