Permits are required in stocking zones a list is available on the website listed above. Fisheries queensland issues permits that allow the use of non prescribed apparatus release of fingerlings into queensland waters or development of a new or under exploited fishery or that generally authorise activities that are otherwise unlawful.
The recreational fishing app and recreational fishing guide are also being updated to reflect the new rules.
Recreational fishing permit qld. The scheme provides a sustainable fishing option that reduces the fishing pressure on wild fish stocks. For current fishing restrictions you should consult the qld fisheries. Recreational fishing rules and regulations for queensland.
We are working through changes to this website to ensure information is up to date. Read more about why some recreational fishing rules have changed pdf 1 5mb. Changes to queensland s fisheries legislation commenced 1 september 2019.
Before you go fishing in a queensland impoundment dam or weir check the list below to see if you need to purchase a stocked impoundment permit sip. Filter first by region then fish species fishing type and facilities. The impoundments are stocked with native fish specifically for recreational fishing.
You should make sure you are fully aware of the rules that apply to the area you are intending to fish. A permit may be issued to a couple or an individual. In these areas you must hold a permit if you are 18 years or over and or using a fishing line or set line.
Recreational fishing in queensland rules and regulations permits for dam fishing tips and responsibilities and community. There are 63 impoundments dams and weirs in queensland that require a stocked impoundment permit scheme sips permit to fish with a line. You do not require a licence to fish recreationally in queensland except if fishing in some stocked impoundments where a stocked impoundment permit is required.
Find a freshwater fishing location at one of our 63 stocked dams and weirs. Information on closed seasons and closed waters freshwater and tidal. Closed seasons and waters.