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Cast a line into the fishing rules these holidays

STAY SAFE: People are being reminded to stick to the rules when fishing these school holidays
STAY SAFE: People are being reminded to stick to the rules when fishing these school holidays Mark Wilton

PEOPLE are asked to check the rules before dropping a line in when fishing these school holidays.

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Rob McDonald said it's important everyone sticks to the rules, which are in place to ensure sustainable fisheries for future generations of Queensland fishers.

"It's important all fishers, regardless of whether they are experienced or first timers, take the time to familiarise themselves with the rules and regulations for fishing in Queensland, including size and possession limits, how to correctly measure fish, fishing gear restrictions and closed seasons,” Mr McDonald said.

"Different rules apply to fishing in tidal waters, freshwaters, marine parks and interstate.

"All fishers - local, interstate or from overseas - have a responsibility to ensure they are fishing within the law.

"Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol officers will be out and about talking to fishers as part of their education program on fishing and boating rules, and where needed, will enforce regulations during the school holidays.”

People over the age of 18 are also reminded it is necessary they purchase a permit before casting a line in stock impounded dams.

Permits can be purchased from Stanthorpe Sports and Camping Centre.

For more information, visit www.qld.gov.au.

Topics:  fishing, queensland boating and fisheries patrol, school holdidays



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