Permitted use of equipment
|Maximum number permitted|
|Equipment Type||Marine Waters**||Inland Waters**|
|Lines per person||4||2|
|Hooks per line||2, or 1 bait jig||2, or 1 bait jig|
|Bait traps – labelled*||2||2|
|Hoop nets – labelled*|| 2|
(Closed Season applies)
| (5 in some waters)|
10 in all waters (maximum in combination with open top lift nets)
|Open top lift net – labelled*||0|| 0 (Specific waters only)|
10 in all other waters (maximum in combination with hoop nets)
|Hand held spear/spear gun||Specific waters only||0|
|Baited line with no hook||10||10|
|Bait net (hauling net)||Specific waters only||Specific waters only|
* The use of hoop nets and bait traps is permitted ONLY if each piece of equipment is tagged and labelled. The tag must remain on or above the water surface when the device is in use.
*** A gaff can only be used to assist anglers to take or land fish (other than invertebrates). A gaff can only be used with a rod and line or handline.
Equipment not permitted
- Set lines
- Mesh nets, cast nets
- Crab pots
- Mussel rakes
- Barbed flying gaffs or harpoons
You must not use or possess these in, on or next to Victorian waters, including private waters.
Explosives, firearms and bows and arrows cannot be used to take, attempt to take, injure or destroy fish.
You may not tow, drag or haul any net behind a motor boat under propulsion in any Victorian waters.