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Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Tuesday 31 January 2012

Barramundi Season Opens!

I bet there are more than a few people out there watching the little counter in the top right of the page head toward zero! As I type this there is 17hrs 3mins and 10sec until Barramundi are back on the menu. Barramundi season on the East Coast officially opens at Noon tomorrow (1st Feb).

Fishing Townsville would like to remind readers that the minimum size for Barramundi is 58cm and the maximum is 120cm. In the interest of a sustainable fishery most anglers will release the larger breading fish over 1m. 

Barramundi also have a maximum in possession limit of 5 fish per person. This is a possession limit and includes fish at home in the freezer as well as those in the eski on the boat!

Fishing Townsville would also like to remind anglers who may be targeting Barramundi in freshwater, that the use of a cast net is not permitted. Thats right, it is illegal to use a cast net in freshwater!

There have been several reports of illegal targeting of Barramundi during the closed season, including the taking of fish under size. Much of that activity has occurred locally around the weirs on Ross River. Any illegal activity should be reported to the Fishwatch Hotline on 1800 017 116.

For more information of the rules and regulation in Queensland please follow the link below to the Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries.