A general term used to describe any limits on catching or possessing fish. Bag and possession limits are types of catch limits.
Responsible fishers catch/collect their own fish.
The maximum number of a particular type of fish that a person can possess at any one time anywhere in Victoria (including your home). Applies to Southern bluefin tuna, Murray cod, abalone,
yabbies, Murray spiny freshwater crayfish and rock lobster.
Carcass (scale fish)
The body of a fish that is not cut or mutilated in any manner other than to remove the gut, gills or scales.
Carcass (sharks including elephant fish)
The body of a shark or elephant fish that is not cut or mutilated in any manner other than to remove the gut and head forward and clear of the rear-most gill slit.
Carcass (skates, rays and guitar fish)
The body of a skate, ray or guitarfish that is not cut or mutilated in any other manner than to remove the gut.
Carcass (spiny freshwater crayfish)
The body of a crayfish that is not cut in any way other than to remove one or more legs or claws, or is not mutilated in any way other than the absence of one or more legs or claws.
Species of fish with fins other than sharks, skates and rays.
A ‘closed season’ for a particular species is a period during which you must not take, attempt to take or possess that species. Species for which there is a closed season may be fished only during their open season. Fish caught accidentally during the closed season must be released immediately with as little harm as possible.
Lake and river boundaries:
For the purposes of regulations, the boundary between a lake and a river is the point at which the flowing water of the river meets the backed-up waters of the lake, regardless of the water level of the lake.
The smallest (minimum legal size) and the largest (maximum legal size) fish you can legally keep. Fish outside the legal size range must be returned to the water immediately and without harm. The legal size of fish must be checked quickly. Measure fish from the tip of the snout with the mouth closed to the end of the tail. Fish that you wish to keep should be dispatched immediately and placed on ice.