Recreational fishing rules and regulations for Queensland

A new edition of the Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide will be available in August 2014. Single copies of the size, take and possession limits brochure can be ordered from the Customer Service Centre.

Anglers do not require a licence to fish recreationally in Queensland, except if fishing in some stocked impoundments. The content below provides detailed information on anglers' responsibilities when fishing in fresh waters and tidal waters. Fishing rules apply to all ages but children should be of an age where they can be responsible for the use of their own fishing gear.

Tidal waters (updated July 2012)

Freshwater & stocked impoundments/dams (updated July 2012)

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Fisheries Queensland advises that the summarised information on this website should not be relied on as a complete or accurate representation of the legislative requirements. Users may access copies of the Fisheries Act 1994, regulations and management plans 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.

Last updated 14 July 2014