Recreational fishing rules

Fishing rules at your fingertips – download the free Qld Fishing 2.0 app via the App Store or Google Play.

For a printed copy of the Queensland recreational fishing guide, contact your local Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol office or call 13 25 23. For a box of fishing guides, order online.

East coast black jewfish fishery CLOSED

The annual catch limit for the east coast has been reached. Black jewfish is a no-take species on the east coast for all fishers for the rest of the 2022 calendar year.

Management changes for east coast Spanish mackerel

New east coast Spanish mackerel fishery management arrangements are in place from October 2022

Further information


The summarised information on this website should not be relied on as a complete or accurate representation of the legislative requirements. Users can access the relevant fisheries legislation and should seek their own legal advice. Fisheries Queensland disclaims all liability for all claims, loss, damages, cost or expense of whatever nature, howsoever occurring as a result of reliance upon the information contained on this website.