Barra off limits
BARRAMUNDI will be off limits in Queensland's east coast waters for three months during the species spawning season.
Barramundi fishing will be banned from noon on November 1 to noon on February 1 next year.
Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Coby Walker said the closure was in place to protect barramundi stock during their spawning season when they were most vulnerable.
"The closed season allows stocks to replenish to ensure there are healthy fish populations for current and future generations of Queensland fishers," he said.
A barramundi closure also currently applies for the Gulf of Carpentaria until February 1 next year.
Mr Walker said barramundi fishing is still permitted in some lakes and dams across the State.
"Fishers can hook a barra during the closed season by fishing at a Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS) dam," he said.
"Size and possession limits still apply to barra taken from these waterways. The minimum size limit is 58cm and the possession limit is one."
For more information about fishing in Queensland and to purchase a SIPS permit visit http://www.fisheries.qld.gov.au o call 13 25 23.
Barramundi can still be taken from:
- Burdekin Falls Dam
- Eungella Dam
- Kinchant Dam
- Peter Faust Dam
- Teemburra Dam
- Tinaroo Falls Dam
- Callide Dam
- Fairbairn Dam
- Theresa Creek Dam
- Lake Gregory
- Lake Monduran
- Lenthalls Dam
- Wuruma Dam.