Rules for fishing in specific areas

Mary River Fish Management Zone

You must follow all the special rules for recreational fishing in the Mary River Fish Management Zone.

Possession limits for fish

You must follow all of these possession limits:

  • maximum size limit of 90cm for barramundi, overall length
  • maximum size limit of 90cm for king threadfin, fork length
  • maximum of three barramundi per person
  • minimum size limit of 55cm for barramundi, overall length
  • vessel limit of one barramundi over 90cm, overall length
  • maximum of three king threadfin per person
  • vessel limit of one king threadfin over 90cm, fork length.

Fishing gear that is not allowed

You must not use or have a cast net or drag net in this area.

Shady Camp barrage

When fishing within a 100m radius of the barrage wall at Shady Camp billabong you must use only a lure or fly with a single point hook.

Bait fishing and the use of double or treble hooks is banned in this area.

Mary River system map

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Last updated: 07 February 2020

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