Size And Bag Limits Hervey Bay


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If you are looking for Fishing Charters in Hervey Bay you will find them here.

PLEASE NOTE!

Fishers should note that the size and possession limits are correct at the time of publishing this page.

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The below charts are for Size and Bag Limits for Fishing in Hervey Bay only. These may also be out of date, due to fishing law changes please call or lookup for more current info on sizes.

The following are legal minimum and maximum size and bag limits for Hervey Bay:

Coral Reef Finfish Bag And Size Limits

SpeciesLegal Size (cm)Take and Possession Limit
All Cods and Groupers38 MinimumCombined limit of 5 in total of all cod species
Cod Exceptions
Camouflage Rock Cod50 Minimum-
100 Max.
Estuary Cod35 min- 120 max
Flowery Cod50 min 100 max
Greasy Rock Cod38 min 100 max
Maori Cod45 min
Barramundi CodNo Take
Potato CodNo Take
Queensland GrouperNo Take
SpeciesLegal Size (cm)Take And Possession Limit
All Coral Trout38 minCombined limit of 7 in total of all trout species
Coral Trout Exceptions
Chinese footballer trout (blue spot trout)50 min 80 max
All emperors25 min5 per species
Emperor exceptions
Red-throat sweetlip38 min8
Long nose emperor38 min5
Spangled emperor45 min5
Red emperor55 min5
All fusiliersNo limitNo limit
All Parrot Fish25 min5 per species
All Surgeon Fish25 min5 per species
All sweetlips
(excluding red throat sweetlip)
25 min5 per species
SpeciesLegal Size (cm)Take and Possession Limit
All Tropical Snappers and Sea Perches25 min5 per species
Tropical Snappers and Sea Perch exceptions
Crimson (rosy) Jobfish and Lavender Jobfish38 minCombined limit of 8 in total for both species
Chinaman FishNo take
Crimson Seaperch
(smallmouth nannygai)
and Saddletail Seaperch (largemouth nannygai)
40 minCombined limit of 9 in total for both species
Flame Snapper38 min5
Goldband Snapper38 min5
Hussar25 min10
Green Jobfish38 min5
PaddletailNo Take
Red BassNo Take
Red Emperor55 min5
Ruby Snapper38 min5
Small-toothed jobfish38 min5
All Wrasse25 min5 per species
Wrasse exceptions
Hump-headed MaoriNo Take
Tuskfish (all species)30 minCombined limit of 6 in total for all tuskfish species

A closed season applies to coral reef fin fish. For a more information see the
Queensland – Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries website

Shell Fish, Sea Cucumbers And Eel Bag And Size Limits

SpeciesLegal size (cm)Take and possession limit
Sea Cucumbers
Bêche de Mer
(Sea Cucumber) 
Excluding Black Teatfish 
(take & possession limit 0)
No limit5
Oysters
Gold lipped pearl oyster13 min 23 maxNo Limit
Black Lipped Pearl Oyster9 MinNo Limit
Crab
Blue swimmer11.5No limit
Mud15 Min10
Spanner*10 Min20
EelsCombined limit of 10 in total of all species
Long-finned30 Min
Short-finned30 Min
South Pacific30 Min
Molluscs any—excluding oystersNo Limit50
PrawnsNo Limit10 Litres
No more than 10 prawns
with their heads
or any other part removed,
unless the removal was
to process the prawns for immediate consumption.
Trochus8 min 12.5 max50
Tropical Rock Lobster
(painted crayfish Panulirus ornatus)
115 mm tail min
90 mm carapace min
Above 14° south lat.
3 per person/6 per boat
Below 14° south lat.
5 per person/10 per boat
All other Panulirus speciesNo LimitAs Above
Worms (including part thereof)
BeachNo Limit30
BloodNo Limit50

A closed season applies to these species. For a more information see the
Queensland – Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries website Size and Bag Limits for Fishing in Hervey Bay.

Other Tidal Species Bag And Size Limits

SpeciesLegal Size (cm)Take and Possession Limits
Australian bass30 min2
Barramundi
East coast58 min 120 max5
Gulf of Carpentaria60 min 120 max5
Bream (pikey and yellow finned)23 minNo limit
Cod (estuary)35 min 120 max10
Dolphin fish45 minNo limit
Flathead
Bar-tailed30 minNo limit
Dusky (mud)40 min 70 max5
Sand30 minNo Limit
Giant Trevally
East coastNo limitNo limit
Gulf of Carpentaria35 minNo limit
Grass Emperor (grass sweetlip)30 minNo limit
Grunter bream (small spotted and spotted)
East Coast30 minNo Limit
Gulf of Carpentaria40 min10 whole fish or
20 fillets
Jewel Fish
Gulf of Carpentaria45 minNo Limit
Jewfish
Silver45 minNo limit
Black (east coast)45 min10
Black (Gulf of Carpentaria)60 min 120 max5 with no more than 2 over 100 cm
Kingfish
Black75 min10
Yellowtail50 minNo limit
SpeciesLegal Size (cm)Take and Possession Limit
Large-scale sea perch (fingermark)35 min10
Luderick23 minNo limit
Mackerel
Grey/broad-barred60 min 5
Spanish/narrow-barred75 Min3
Queensland school (east coast) 50 min 30
Queensland school
(Gulf of Carpentaria)
50 min10
Shark50 min no limit
Spotted (east coast) 60 min 5
Spotted (Gulf of Carpentaria) 50 min10
Mangrove Jack
East coast35 minNo limit
Gulf of Carpentaria35 min5
Mulloway45 min10
Perch pearl35 min5
Queenfish
East coastNo limitNo limit
Gulf of Carpentaria45 minNo limit
Salmon
King/Burnett (east coast)40 minNo Limit
King/Burnett (Gulf of Carpentaria)60 Min5
Blue/Cooktown (east coast)40 minNo limit
Blue/Cooktown (Gulf of Carpentaria)40 min20
Snapper35 min5
Tailor30 min20
Tarwhine23 minNo limit
Teraglin
Silver30 minNo limit
Jew38 min5
Wahoo75 min10
Whiting (golden lined and sand)23 minCombined limit of 30 for both species

A closed season applies to these species. For a more information see the
Queensland – Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries website Size and Bag Limits for Fishing in Hervey Bay.

No-take Species

Barramundi codChinaman fishHump-headed Maori wrassePaddletail
Potato codQueensland grouperRed bass 

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The website is run by myself Daniel Clarke, I’m lucky enough to have been living in Hervey Bay, for 29 years so I’m classed as a local I have seen many changes over this time. I have been running websites since early 2000 and also have a tech business in Hervey Bay.

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