Catch news

The latest news on recreational and commercial fishing, and aquaculture in Queensland.

May 2023

  • The Qld Fishing 2.0 app has been updated!
  • Better ties for women in recreational fishing
  • Almost 10,000 frames donated to Keen Angler Program

April 2023

  • Join a fishery working group: cast your application
  • Recreational catch reporting coming to Qld Fishing 2.0 app
  • Fingerlings released at Teemburra Dam

March 2023

  • Find a yellow-tagged crab and receive a FREE escape vent
  • Grab your SIPS guide
  • Women in Recreational Fishing group hits key milestone

February 2023

  • Southern Spanish mackerel closure in place
  • Submit your feedback: Moreton Bay bivalve and gastropod molluscs closure
  • You’ve tagged 1 million fish!

January 2023

  • Cash lure on the line with Fish ‘n’ SIPS
  • New year, more fish at stocked impoundments 
  • Flathead stock healthy thanks to nation-leading management practices

December 2022

  • New year brings great news for black jewfish anglers
  • Stock impoundment permits available for Christmas
  • SharkSmart map launched for holidays

November 2022

  • Community fishing grants applications open
  • Reeling in women to recreational fishing
  • Australian Society for Fish Biology conference Dutton Park tour