Gear combination rules

Inland Waters (excluding the River Murray, Lakes Albert and Alexandrina, and the Coorong)

In addition to your rod and handline (maximum of two per person), a person can only use at any one time no more than:

  • 1 dip tin or
  • 1 hand net or
  • 1 shrimp trap or
  • 3 yabby pots or
  • 3 drop nets or
  • 1 hand net, 1 shrimp trap and 3 hoop nets or
  • 10 hoop nets (if not using a hand net or shrimp trap at the same time)

You cannot use a combination of yabby pots and drop nets at the same time.

None of the devices listed above need to be registered, but some require tagging and buoying and all must conform to legal specifications.

Note: 1 registered recreational mesh net per person can be used in Lake George.

The River Murray

In addition to your rod and handline (maximum of two per person), a person can only use at any one time no more than:

  • 1 dip tin or
  • 1 hand net or
  • 1 shrimp trap or
  • 3 yabby pots or
  • 3 drop nets or
  • 1 hand net, 1 shrimp trap and 3 hoop nets or
  • 10 hoop nets (if not using a hand net or shrimp trap at the same time).

You cannot use a combination of yabby pots and drop nets at the same time.

None of the devices listed above need to be registered, but some require tagging and buoying and all must conform to legal specifications.

The Coorong

In addition to your rod and handline (maximum of two per person), a person can only use at any one time no more than:

  • 1 mesh net (registered in your name); or
  • 1 hand net; or
  • 10 hoop nets; or
  • 3 hoop nets and 1 mesh net; or
  • 3 hoop nets and 1 hand net

Recreational fishers are not permitted to use a hauling net.

Other than the mesh net, none of the devices listed above need to be registered, but some require tagging and buoying and all must conform to legal specifications.

Lakes Albert and Alexandrina

In addition to your rod and handline (maximum of two per person), a person can only use at any one time no more than:

  • 1 mesh net (registered in your name) and either 1 hand net or 1 shrimp trap; or
  • 1 hand net or 1 shrimp trap; or
  • 3 yabby pots; or
  • 3 drop nets; or
  • 10 hoop nets; or
  • 3 hoop nets and 1 mesh net and either 1 hand net or 1 shrimp trap; or
  • 3 hoop nets and 1 hand net and 1 shrimp trap

You cannot use a combination of yabby pots and drop nets at the same time.

Other than the mesh net, none of the devices listed above need to be registered, but some require tagging and buoying and all must conform to legal specifications.

Page Last Reviewed: 04 Jan 2019
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