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Changes to Recreational Fishing Rules
Written by QLD Government
Created / Updated on Tuesday 3rd of September 2019
A number of changes have been made to Queensland fishing rules – these new rules commenced 1 September 2019.

Please note: Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol will not immediately issue fines for non-compliance with these changes. For the fist few months, the focus will be on education and awareness.

Size limits Pearl perch – increased from 35 cm to 38 cm

King threadfin – increased from 60 cm to 65 cm on the east coast

Mary River cod .....
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Sunfish Scientific Research 2014 to 2019
Written by Dr Barry Pollock
Created / Updated on Tuesday 30th of July 2019
In the period 2014 to 2019 Sunfish has supported four scientific research projects which have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals by the Sunfish Scientific Officer, Dr Barry Pollock. In these projects recreational fishers have made major voluntary contributions, and the projects were fully funded by volunteer recreational fishers. No government funds were sought or provided. This demonstrates the willingness of Sunfish, its associated recreational fishers, and recreational fisher .....
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Fishing Blackmarketing
Written by Bruce Alvey
Created / Updated on Thursday 25th of April 2019
I think you will all be aware that the term "Recreational Fisherman" has been used by Fisheries Queensland in describing the participants in black marketing operations of fish for too many years. After writing to the Minister again, Sunfish has been contacted by the Minister of Fisheries Hon. Mark Furner who has assured us this will be changed in future. People carrying out these illegal activities will be referred to as just "Fishers"

We thank the Minister for supporting this change .....
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2017-18 Sunfish Kids Fishing Days Final Report
Created / Updated on Friday 14th of September 2018
This year the weather was considerably more favourable to us. Kid’s Fishing Days were run covering coastal, estuarine, fresh water and impoundments. These events were attended by 1283 kids, 308 instructors and coaches and 554 parents and carers. Each child attending received tackle specific to the local conditions. There were taught how to both use that tackle and care for it. On the days, lunch was provided and varied from the traditional sausage sizzle to red claw on the barbie caught that d .....
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News Article

Created / Updated on Monday 21st of May 2018
A group of very concerned recreational fishers got their boats ready on Friday and met at Blue Fins Fishing Club Inala to voice their significant worries about reductions to their existing catch possession limits and then proceeded to convoy onto the Premiers electorate office in Richlands.

Recreational fishers have been supporting the current Sustainable Fisheries Strategy. They, like many others, including Fisheries Queensland believe that the current fisheries m .....
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Coral Reef Fin Fish Fishery

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QLD Fishers Regulation Ammendment

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