Bream (all species including tarwhine)

Black bream
Minimum legal size: 28cm

Common name/sBream (all species including tarwhine)
Scientific nameAcanthopagrus spp. and Rhabdosargus saba.
Minimum legal size28cm
Maximum legal size38cm (maximum size applies to black bream in Gippsland Lakes and tributaries only. The Gippsland Lakes do not include Lake Tyers.) See below for map. Click here for details
Bag limitA combined total of 10 for one or more species of bream and tarwhine, except in the Gippsland Lakes and its tributaries, where a bag limit of 7 black bream applies.
(The Gippsland Lakes do not include Lake Tyers. See below for map.)
Additional informationBlack bream can't be filleted in or on Victorian waters. This species must be kept whole or in carcass form until you're away from the water. It's okay to fillet your fish on the cleaning tables at the boat ramp.
For health advice on fishing in the Gippsland Lakes, click here.