1.5 m max or interdorsal length 60 cm max (round rays only need to meet the maximum size limit of 1.5 m) From October 2022, new management agreements will apply to the Spanish mackerel fishery on the east coast. Season closure in rivers and estuaries May – August incl. 10 total * Octopus must not be taken from rock shelves in New South Wales or from rock shelves in Sydney Harbour The annual catch limit for the east coast has been reached. The black Jewish fish is a species prohibited from fishing on the East Coast for all anglers for the remainder of the 2022 calendar year. Coral reef finfish closures apply. In addition to individual property boundaries for each listed coral reef fin species, there is a combined property boundary of a total of 20 of all coral reef finfish. Includes, but is not limited to, mackerel and scad/yakka. Make sure you have the latest rules and regulations for recreational fishing, including shark fishing. Cribb Island worms – formerly known as bloodworms.

Anglers targeting sharks must do their part to minimize risks to themselves and other waterway users. For some species, only one sex is protected (e.g., female blue swimming crabs); For others, only laying females (berries) are protected, while other species are fully protected. Shark fishing is a popular recreational activity in parts of south-east Queensland. However, fishermen should keep in mind that sharks are dangerous predators and shark fishing is extremely risky. All tropical snapper and sea bass (including Moses` perch (snapper) (exceptions to follow). For more information on animals protected under the Nature Conservancy Act, please contact the Department of Environment and Science. The following species are protected throughout Queensland and are therefore not allowed to belong to anyone without permission. If these species are caught accidentally, they must be released immediately and carefully. 5 in total*.

Only 1 tiger, mako, hammerhead shark# or whaler/blue shark. Mullet (except diamond scales, sea and freshwater) Purple snapper (Smallmouth Nannygai) and Saddle-tailed Snapper (Largemouth Nannygai) + All lobsters, crabs, beetles and egg-bearing crabs must be released. * Catch limit, consisting of a single species or a combination of listed grouped species. Note: Becomes a no-take species when the total annual allowable commercial catch is reached – currently closed. Some species are identified as off-limits for reasons similar to those mentioned above, or because they may pose a risk to the people who eat them. Other species of fish and marine animals are protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. These include the following grey nurse sharks, whales, porpoises, dugongs, turtles, dolphins and freshwater fish – Elizabeth Springs goby, Oxley dwarf bass, blue-eyed red eye and blue-eyed honey. # Only smooth hammerhead sharks can be taken. Large wavy hammerhead sharks are protected species in New South Wales and must be released immediately with minimal damage. Bag limit: The maximum number of fish or invertebrates per person per day. For fish or invertebrates not listed in the tables below, a maximum of 20 pieces of baggage per day applies. Protected and endangered species cannot be eliminated.

Recreational and professional fishers are prohibited from possessing the following shark species without authorization: Some species are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and require stricter regulation or protection. The search determines the extent of protection required. Jobfish and Lavender Snapper Fish and other aquatic species and wetland habitats are a finite resource and must be protected or regulated if future generations are to benefit from them. Many shark species are protected throughout Queensland and need to be treated using the techniques mentioned above. These sharks are not allowed to be in possession of people without permission: 40cm min (whole or with head or tail removed) or 26cm min (net length) Property Line: The maximum number of fish a person can have in their possession at any one time. This includes fish that are also stored elsewhere, for example in the fridge/freezer. For the following species or groups of species: bass and Australian perch, bream and tarwhine, flathead species, tailor, luderrick, jack and blue swimming crab, the property line is twice as high as the daily pocket limit.