How many fishing rods can I use in NSW?

A maximum of four rods or lines can be used by any one person at any one time. If any rods or lines are left unattended, they must be clearly marked with the fisher’s name and address or name and boat registration number. A maximum of three hooks or three gangs of hooks can be attached per line.

How many squid can you catch NSW?

Invertebrates bag and size limits

Species Size limits or legal length (cm) Bag limit
Scallops 50 in total *
Sea Urchins 10 in total *
Squid & Cuttlefish 20 in total *
Turban Snails (Sydney, Military) 7.5 cm (All other molluscs) – 20 in total* 20 in total* including turban shells

Can you use a drag net in NSW?

Regulations relating to Drag Nets in NSW

Must be continuously and manually pulled through the water and not used as a stationary net. Must not be attached to a hauling line. Any fish caught which are subject to a size limit must be returned to the water.

Can you use live bait in NSW?

You must not hold prohibited size fish or fish in excess of the legal bag limit in a live well or use them for bait even if they are injured or dead on capture. If you have purchased fish or bait from a commercial vendor, retain the receipt to present to an I&I NSW Fisheries Officer.

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What is the best yabbie bait?

Yabbies really like blood filled meat.

He said the dark meat was the best for bait and he could prove it with the number of yabbies he caught. Whatever meat you use, try to select the stuff that has the least fat.

The use of cast nets – circular nets designed to capture schools of small fish by throwing the net over them – are prohibited in all waters of NSW because of their potential to deplete baitfish stocks and take large quantities of prohibited size fish.

“The police were called… one woman spat on me while another tried to push me away from the ray,” he said. “It was absolute shenanigans.” Fishing for stingrays of any size is legal in South Australia, but Knighton says many wouldn’t bother removing the hook.

How many snapper are you allowed to catch?

In the Auckland/Kermadec area, for fish in Table 1, there is a combined daily limit of 20 fish per fisher.

Table 2 – additional to combined bag.

Finfish species Snapper*
Min fish length (cm) 27
Max daily limit (per fisher) 10
Min set net mesh size (mm) 125

Is it best to crab at high or low tide?

Slack water (the time around high or low tide) is the best time to crab. During slack water, crabs are generally walking around and foraging since they are not getting pushed around by tidal exchange.

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Are opera house nets banned in NSW?

The use of ‘opera house’ style yabby traps by recreational fishers will also be prohibited as this gear type poses a risk to air breathing animals such as platypus, water rats and turtles, which can inadvertently get caught in traps.

How many crab pots can one person have?

Answer: There is no limit on the number of crab traps a recreational fisherman can use unless they are on a commercial passenger fishing vessel, in which case the vessel is limited to 60 traps for taking Dungeness crab (CCR Title 14, section 29.85(a)(4)).

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