Measures and rulers

To help recreational anglers comply with catch limits, particularly minimum legal lengths, the Department has produced a range of plastic measures, stick on rulers and pocket cards (including Know Your Limits), which complement the Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide.

Measures

Recreational fishing measures for abalone, rock lobster and spiny freshwater crayfish are free of charge and are available at some fishing tackle stores that sell recreational fishing licences. They can also be obtained from regional department offices or by ringing the Customer Service Centre on 136 186.

Note: You must carry a device for measuring abalone when fishing for abalone. Refer to the Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide for more information.

Abalone measure
Abalone measure
Rock lobster measure
Rock lobster measure
Spiny freshwater crayfish measure
Spiny freshwater crayfish measure

Fish Length Ruler

The fish length ruler is a sticker that can be stuck to your boat, tackle-box or car. The minimum legal lengths for popular angling species are marked on the ruler.

Rulers are free of charge and are available at some fishing tackle stores that sell recreational fishing licences. They can also be obtained from regional department offices or by ringing the Customer Service Centre on 136 186.

Freshwater

Image of Freshwater fish ruler

Saltwater

Image of Saltwater fish ruler

Murray Cod Ruler

A boat sticker ruler that allows anglers to estimate the weight of their Murray cod based purely on its length.

By lying the the Murray Cod down on the ruler, anglers can quickly get a weight estimate of the fish without suspending it on scales.

Email go.fishing@ecodev.vic.gov.au to obtain one - they are free!

Murray cod ruler

Read the 'Measuring Your Catch the Right Way' video transcript.

Pocket Cards

Pocket cards are handy pocket-sized information cards that can be stored in your tackle box. They are free of charge and are available at some fishing tackle stores that sell recreational fishing licences. They can also be obtained from regional department offices or by ringing the Customer Service Centre on 136 186.

The Know Your Limits Pocket Cards are also available in Cambodian, Vietnamese and Chinese.

Know your limits pocket card
Know your limits
Aquaculture reserves pocket card
Aquaculture reserves pocket card
Abalone pocket card
Abalone pocket card

Stickers

The 13 FISH sticker is one of many communication tools used by The Victorian Fisheries Authority to inform the public of a reporting line that can be used to report any suspicious fishing activities they may encounter. The sticker lists useful information that assists Fisheries Officers with enforcement.

13 FISH Sticker
13 FISH Sticker
Artificial reefs sticker
Artificial reefs sticker