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Queensland the Smart State

Size, take and possession limits

Fresh waters

The following legal limits apply to fish taken in Queensland waters. A take and possession limit is the total number of fish a person may take or possess at any one time.

Freshwater species
Species

Legal size (cm) Take and possession limit

Species

Australian bass*

30 min

2

Eels

East coast

58 min 120 max

5 (1 during closed season for some dams)

Gulf of Carpentaria

60 min 120 max

5

Lungfish

No limit

100 (females carrying eggs or young must be returned to the water within their natural range)

Mangrove jack

Combined limit of 5 in total for fish in the genera Neosilurus,
Tandanus and Neosiluroides
(e.g. black, Cooper Creek, eel-tailed, false spine, shortfinned catfish and Hyrtl’s tandan) Molluscs any— excluding oysters

Barramundi *

Blueclaw crayfish (yabby)

Catfish eel-tailed
(Tandanus tandanus)

Cherabins

35 min

No limit

Combined limit of 10 for both species Macrobrachium lar and M. rosenbergii

Cod
Bloomfield River cod

No take

Legal size (cm) Take and possession limit

Long-finned

30 min

Short-finned

30 min

South Pacific

30 min
No take

East coast

35 min

No limit

Gulf of Carpentaria

35 min

5

No limit

50

Golden perch
(yellowbelly)

30 min

10

Jungle perch

35 max

Combined limit of 1 for both species (i.e. only one jungle perch may be taken)

Northern jungle perch
(spotted flagtail)

35 max

As above

Silver

30 min

Combined limit of 5 for silver perch, Welch’s grunter and
Barcoo grunter. Silver perch in Paroo and Warrego River basins are catch and release only Barcoo grunter

30 min

As above

Welch’s grunter

30 min

As above

Sooty grunter

28 min

Combined limit of 10 for sooty grunter and khaki bream

Khaki bream

No limit

Combined limit of 10 for sooty grunter and khaki bream

Perch and grunter

Mary River cod
Upstream of the walls
50 min of Cressbrook, Hinze,
Maroon, Moogerah
North Pine, Somerset and Wivenhoe Dams and
Lakes Dyer (Bill Gunn
Dam and Clarendon)
Elsewhere in
Queensland
Murray cod* (Queensland part of Murray-Darling
Drainage Division)

1

No take
60 min 110 max

2

Combined limit of 10 in total of all species

*A closed season applies to these species. Please see the guide for more information.
June, 2006.

Freshwater species
Species

Legal size (cm) Take and possession limit

Species

Rainbow fish
Melanotaenia sp.

No limit

River blackfish

Combined limit of 50 (banded, black banded, chequered, crimson spotted, desert,
Duboulay’s, eastern, Lake
Eacham and McCulloch’s rainbowfish) Redclaw crayfish in its natural range
(Gulf of Carpentaria
Drainage Division and from the Jacky Jacky
River basin south to the
Normanby River basin on the east coast of
Queensland)

No limit

40 (females carrying eggs or young must be returned to the water within their natural range) Legal size (cm) Take and possession limit
No take

Saratoga
Northern

50 min

Combined limit of 1 for both species (i.e. only one saratoga may be taken)

Southern

50 min

As above

Sea mullet

30 min

No limit

Spiny crayfish

No take

The following freshwater species have a take and possession limit of 20:
Aggassiz’s perchlet

Aru gudgeon

Mueller’s perchlet

Mulgrave goby

Banded grunter

Berney’s catfish

Obbes’ catfish

Ornate rainbowfish

Bigheaded gudgeon

Bony bream

Pacific blue-eye

Penny fish

Bug eyed goby

Cairns rainbowfish

Purple spotted gudgeon

Rendahl’s catfish

Celebes goby

Coal grunter

Reticulated perchlet

Roman nose goby

Common archer fish

Concave goby

Poreless gudgeon

Sailfin perchlet

Delicate blue-eye

Desert goby

Scaleless goby

Shovel nosed catfish

Dwarf goby

Empire gudgeon

Silver tandan

Sleepy cod

Fimbriate gudgeon

Flagtail perchlet

Small headed grunter

Smelt

Flathead goby

Firetail gudgeon

Snakehead gudgeon

Spangled perch

Flyspecked hardyhead

Freshwater long tom

Spotted blue-eye

Square blotch goby

Gilbert’s grunter

Golden goby

Strawman

Striped gudgeon

Lake’s carp gudgeon

Leathery grunter

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