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 are used to measure abalone (yellow ruler), rock lobster (orange ruler), spiny freshwater crayfish and Murray spiny freshwater crayfish (green ruler).

Measures are available free of charge by calling the Customer Service Centre on 136 186. They are also available at some fishing tackle stores that sell recreational fishing licences.

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



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 available free of charge by calling the Customer Service Centre on 136 186. They are also available at some fishing tackle stores that sell recreational fishing licences.

Freshwater

Saltwater

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.

Rulers are available free of charge by calling the Customer Service Centre on 136 186. They are also available at some fishing tackle stores that sell Recreational Fishing Licences.

Murray cod ruler

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