Going fishing this Easter? Check the rules before you go

Thousands of people will take to the water over the Easter long weekend, prompting a reminder to all fishers to check the rules and fish responsibly.

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol manager Ian Fricke said hefty fines apply for those who don’t follow the rules and regulations for fishing in Queensland.

“Different rules apply to fishing in tidal waters, freshwaters, marine parks and interstate,” Mr Fricke said.

“It’s important all fishers, regardless of whether they are experienced or first timers, take the time to familiarise themselves with the rules that apply, including size and possession limits, how to correctly measure fish, fishing gear restrictions and closed seasons.

“QBFP officers will be out and about talking to fishers as part of our education program on fishing and boating rules, and where needed, will enforce regulations throughout the Easter holiday period.”

News release | 21-Mar-2016

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