Restrictions have been imposed on the Logan and Albert rivers following the detection of white spot in prawns. Find out more information and report anything unusual to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.
Queenslanders are keen anglers. Each year, more than 700,000 fish for recreation, with anglers taking home around 8500 tonnes of fin fish, crabs and prawns. Queensland's fisheries resources are also important for tourism, attracting anglers from around Australia and the world.
Rules and regulations
Guide to recreational fishing rules in Queensland; including tidal and freshwater rules, closed season, closed waters, permits, size and possession limits, fishing gear
Size and possession limits for fresh waters
Size and possession limit information for fresh water fishing.
Size and possession limits for tidal waters
Size and possession limit information for recreational fishing in tidal waters.
Tips and responsibilities
Links to recreational fishing information including frequently asked questions, codes of practice, how to release fish for survial, shark fishing, protected species, pet fish care, fishing clubs and organisations.
- Boating & Fisheries Patrol
- Permits for fishing in stocked impoundments
- Freshwater fish stocking
- Net-free fishing zones
Changes to Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme
Queensland’s successful permit system for recreational freshwater fishing has been changed on 1 July 2016.
Conducting fishing competitions
Requirements for holding fishing competitions in Queensland waters
- Recreational fishing rules and regulations