Community meetings to discuss Queensland’s fishing rules

News release | 09-Jun-2017

Fishers are invited to attend an information evening to discuss local fishing issues and recent changes to Queensland's freshwater fishing permit system.

Queensland Boating and Fishing Patrol (QBFP) district officer Coby Walker said the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme had changed recently.

It's important fishers are aware of the fishing rules and regulations before they wet a line, to ensure they’re doing the right thing and avoid any fines,” Mr Walker said.

“A number of other changes to fishing rules also came into effect back in 2015, including the banning of set lines, trap marking requirements, restrictions on the use of funnel and round traps, marine baits in fresh waters, new size and possession limits and closed seasons.

“Many of the changes directly affect fishers in the Warwick and Inglewood regions, particularly the expanded Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme and the extension of the Murray Cod closed season.

“Given the high rates of freshwater fishing in the region, it is important fishers come along to learn about the changes and have any questions or concerns they have answered.”

The information evenings are scheduled for:

  • 14 June 2017 – The Stockyard Hotel (37 Percy St, Warwick) from 6:00pm
  • 20 June 2017 – The Royal Hotel (41 Albert St, Inglewood) from 6.00pm

For information on Queensland fishing rules, visit www.fisheries.qld.gov.au, call 13 25 23 or download the free ‘Qld Fishing’ app from Apple and Google app stores.

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Media contact: Suellen Hinde, (07) 3087 8577