Don’t be caught in Fraser Island closed fishing season

THE annual Fraser Island fishing closure is less than a week away.

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Greg Bowness said the closure was from noon, August 1 to noon of September 30.

"During the closure, an area between Indian Head and Waddy Point is closed to the taking of all finfish," Mr Bowness said.

"Fishers are only permitted to collect worms and pipis by hand in this closed area.

"All other fishing is prohibited on the foreshore within an area from a point 400m north of Waddy Point to a point 400m south of Indian Head, and 400m out to sea from low water.

Mr Bowness said the closure protected finfish in spawning.

He said it would not impact on Fraser Island tailor fishing.

"Outside the closed water area, fishers taking advantage of the tailor season should ensure they adhere to the species' size limit of 35cm and the possession limit of 20," he said.



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