Sport

Whopper fines issued for spearfishing

Anglers should check where they can and can not spearfish at Noosa River (pictured).
Anglers should check where they can and can not spearfish at Noosa River (pictured). Erle Levey

PEOPLE looking to enjoy a spot of spearfishing in the Noosa area are reminded to familiarise themselves with rules.

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Matthew Albiez said there had been more reports of illegal spearfishing in the mouth of the Noosa River.

"Officers conduct regular patrols of this area and those found spearfishing in closed waters are risking a maximum fine of $110,000," Mr Albiez said.

"A number of offenders have been issued with infringement notices in the past as they were not familiar with the local restrictions," he said.

Spearfishing is prohibited to maintain safety and avoid potentially conflicting uses of the area, including boats entering while spearfishers are in the water.

Possessing or using spears or spearguns is prohibited in: Lake Weyba, Noosa River and waterways joining the lake and river.

The only place you can spear in the Noosa River is upstream of the line from Goat Island to Parkyn's Jetty.

It is also prohibited within 100m of the public jetties in or south of the Noosa River.

For more information on Queensland fishing rules, visit fisheries.qld.gov.au.

Gympie Times

Topics:  noosa river, outdoor-living, queensland boating and fisheries patrol, spearfishing




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