Fishing

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Queensland’s national and marine parks offer some great recreational fishing experiences.

Fishing is a great way to relax and share time out with family and friends…especially if you reel in a tasty catch! Throw a line in from the beach at sunset or enjoy a peaceful time fishing with the kids at a lake or stream.

National parks

In some of Queensland’s national parks, you can spend a few hours on a weekend, or a few days on a camping trip to enjoy fishing the rivers, lakes and creeks.

In parks where fishing is allowed, fishing can be restricted to specific areas within a park and special rules can apply.

To fish in some dams in Queensland's parks, you need a Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP).

Marine parks

Queensland’s marine parks offer spectacular fishing experiences. Refer to zoning maps for each marine park to find out where fishing is permitted and whether there are any special restrictions.

It’s a good idea to download the relevant zoning maps before you head out.

Know your fishing regulations

Fishing is managed to ensure our fish populations are sustainable, to allow future generations to enjoy the same experiences.

Fisheries regulations apply. You can obtain information on bag and size limits, restricted species and seasonal closures from Fisheries Queensland.

Where you can fish

Find parks and forests with fishing. Happy fishing!

Fish with care

Find out all you need to know about boating and fishing with care to make sure you look after yourself and the environment while enjoying one of our most popular past times!