Holiday makers and keen fishers are reminded to make themselves, and their families, aware of fishing rules and regulations ahead of the busy October long weekend and school holidays.
Before getting out and about to enjoy the wonders that our state has to offer, such as raking for blue crabs in the shallows or line fishing for that prized King George Whiting, take the time to become familiar with fishing regulations.
Fishing rules regarding bag, boat and size limits are in place to ensure that South Australia’s fish stocks are sustainable for now, and generations to come. This is particularly significant with an increase in the number of 5 – 14 year olds, particularly girls, participating in recreational fishing.
The easiest way to keep up to date with fishing rules is to download the free SA Recreational Fishing App at www.pir.sa.gov.au/recfishingapp. Information is also available on the 24 hour Fishwatch number 1800 065 522 or at www.pir.sa.gov.au/fishing
Quotes attributable to PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture Operations Peter Dietman
October school holidays are traditionally a popular time to participate in fishing.
Whether you are an experienced angler or giving it a go for the first time, now is the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with size, bag and boat limits.
It’s also valuable to involve your children in conversations about why we have these rules, and how important it is to look after our fish populations.
Keep an eye out for PIRSA Fisheries Officers and Fishcare volunteers who will be at a range of locations across the holidays to provide the public with information and assistance.