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.


There's 100, $100,000 Barra in the NT! Go get 'em!

It's one of the best tourism initiatives in Australia, where 100 fish have been tagged and released in the Territories best fishing spots - each worth $100k!


Hilarious 'O Bike' Fishing in the Yarra River

O Bikes. They're everywhere in Melbourne, including in the Yarra River, so this guy spent a day out on a fishing trip to catch a few. The result? Seven O Bikes, none of which were released back into the river.


Ban on Fishing Starts this Week in WA!

Don't worry, it's not a ban for all fishing, but it does stop you taking some pretty popular fish home for dinner.