THE new Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide is now available, with the release of the 2017-18 edition.
Fisheries Queensland executive director Claire Andersen said the comprehensive booklet provides up-to-date information on boating and fishing rules and regulations in Queensland.
“The Boating and Fishing Guide is the perfect companion for the tens of thousands of Queenslanders who enjoy recreational boating and fishing,” Ms Andersen said. “It provides information on fish size and possession limits as well as the restrictions that apply to fishing apparatus to protect our valuable fish stocks from overfishing in Queensland. Dates for closed seasons are included so fishers are aware of when they are not allowed to take certain species.”
Ms Andersen encouraged people to get a copy of the 2017-18 edition to ensure they were across the current rules. Bulk orders of the guide can be ordered direct from the publisher by calling 07 3891 7793 or online at transtasmanmediagroup.com (postage and handling fees apply).
Single copies of the guide will be available at bait and tackle shops, local Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol and Maritime Safety Queensland offices or can be ordered through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23. A digital copy of the guide will also be available to download from the Fisheries Queensland website fisheries.qld.gov.au
Queensland’s recreational fishing rules and regulations are also available on the free Qld Fishing smartphone app from Apple and Google app stores and online at the Fisheries Queensland website.