If fishers suspect someone isn t doing the right thing i urge them to call fishwatch on 1800 065 522 their report can remain anonymous. There are maximum daily bag and size limits for rock lobsters.
A current licence is required to fish for any species of rock lobster published august 2019 department of primary industries and regional development rock lobster recreational fishing guide 2019 20.
Recreational fishing for rock lobster guide. Rock lobster tails shell on may be kept at your principal place of residence. They must be at least 15 cm in diameter and stamped or branded with the licence holder s gear id number with lettering 6 cm high and at least 1 cm wide. Reports can also be made via the sa recreational fishing guide app the northern zone rock lobster season will reopen at midday on friday 1 november 2019.
Both are regularly fished by commercial recreational and customary fishers. Daily bag and size limits. See our recreational fishing for rock lobster guide for details.
Hard copy via our vicfishing app and here on our website. Recreational fishing gear gillnet graball net wild fisheries management branch department of primary industries parks water and environment recreational fishing gear rock lobster ring rock lobster cray ring gear description a or hoop net is a pocket of netting attached to a single steel ring of not more than one metre in diameter. The victorian recreational fishing guide is available in three key formats.
The 2 most popular species of rock lobster are the red or spiny rock lobster and the packhorse rock lobster. These must be fitted to every pot rope. Southern zone rock lobster fishing rules at a.
Hard copies can be obtained from most fishing tackle shops that sell recreational fishing licences by ringing the customer service centre on 136 186 or from most regional offices of the victorian fisheries. It is prohibited to sell or use recreationally caught rock lobster for any gain or reward including barter or exchange for other goods or services. Recreational fishers with 25 per cent set aside for new initiatives and 15 per cent going towards funding recfishwest wa s peak recreational fishing body to represent the interests of the wa recreational fishing community.
Recreational fishing initiatives funded. Information on fishing rules for rock lobster including bag and size limits can be found online and in the recreational fishing for rock lobster guide. Fisheries new zealand has announced changes to the recreational fishing rules for rock lobster in the hauraki gulf bay of plenty cra 2 and the canterbury marlborough cra 5 rock lobster fisheries from 1 july 2020.
The rest is spent on recreational fishing management research and compliance. Check the fishing rules for your area. Some rock lobster are protected.
Fisheries new zealand has announced changes to the recreational fishing rules for rock lobster in the canterbury marlborough cra 5 and the hauraki gulf bay of plenty cra 2 rock lobster fisheries from july 1 2020.