Permitted fishing equipment

The number, shape and size of equipment used to catch fish in Victoria is important in determining whether it is legal or illegal to use.

In addition, some types of legal equipment cannot be used in certain locations (e.g. closed waters), at certain times (closed seasons) or to catch some species (e.g. spear guns to take rock lobster).

Not all the fishing gear for sale in tackle shops or online is legal to use in Victorian waters.