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PostPosted: 09 Sep 2013, 10:44 
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Disclaimer: Catch/Posession limits and legal sizes were retrieved from the DPI Victoria Fisheries website on Mon Sep 09, 2013. These laws are open to change and may not be reflected on this post. Use the below Catch/Posession limits and legal sizes at your own risk. If you want to be sure, see the dpi website.

Hey guys

Just researching some fish, and thought I would post this info to help some of the newbies like myself in shooting the right fish, of the right size and their catch limits. Info from DPI.


Common Name/s: Australian salmon
Scientific Name: Arripis spp.
Minimum legal size: 21cm
Bag/possession limit: a total limit of 20 Australian salmon and/or Australian herring


Common Name/s: Boarfish (all species)
Scientific Name: Pentacerotidae
Minimum legal size: no minimum
Bag/possession limit: 1

Common Name/s: Bream
Scientific Name: Acanthopagrus spp.
Minimum legal size: 28cm
Bag/possession limit: 10
Landed whole or as a carcass

Common Name/s: Flathead
Scientific Name: Platycephalidae
Minimum legal size: 27cm
Bag/possession limit: 20

Common Name/s: Flounder
Minimum legal size: 23cm
Bag/possession limit: 20

Common Name/s: Garfish
Scientific Name: Hemiramphidae
Minimum legal size: no minimum
Bag/possession limit: 40

Common Name/s: Leatherjacket (all species)
Scientific Name: Monacanthidae
Minimum legal size: no minimum
Bag/possession limit: 20

Common Name/s: Ling
Scientific Name: Genypterus spp.
Minimum legal size: 30cm
Bag/possession limit: 5

Common Name/s: Longfin pike and snook
Scientific Name: Dinolestes lewini and Sphyraena novaehollandiae
Minimum legal size: 30cm
Bag/possession limit: combined limit of 10

Common Name/s: Luderick
Scientific Name: Girella tricuspidata
Minimum legal size: 23cm
Bag/possession limit: 10

Common Name/s: Morwong
Scientific Name: Cheilodactylidae
Minimum legal size: 23cm
Bag/possession limit: 5

Common Name/s: Mullet (all species)
Scientific Name: Mugilidae
Minimum legal size: no minimum
Bag/possession limit: 40

Common Name/s: Rock Lobster
Scientific Name: Jasus spp.
Minimum legal size: Male - 11cm carapace length.
Female - 10.5cm carapace length.
Bag limit: 2
Possesion limit: (in, on or next to Victorian waters): 4
Closed season: Male - 15 Sep to 15 Nov inclusive.
Female - 1 June to 15 Nov inclusive.
When taking rock lobster, you must not take or possess female rock lobster with eggs, or remove the eggs. You must not take soft-shelled rock lobster.

Common Name/s: Silver trevally
Scientific Name: Pseudocaranx spp.
Minimum legal size: 20cm
Bag/possession limit: 20

Common Name/s: Snapper
Scientific Name: Pagrus auratus
Minimum legal size: 28cm
Bag/possession limit: 10 (of which no more than 3 fish may be equal to or exceed 40cm in length). Landed whole or as a carcass


Common Name/s: Sweep
Scientific Name: Scorpidadae
Minimum legal size: 23cm
Bag/possession limit: 10

Common Name/s: Tailor (skipjack)
Scientific Name: Pomatomus saltatrix
Minimum legal size: 23cm
Bag/possession limit: 20

Common Name/s: Wrasse (parrot fish) (all species except bluethroat wrasse)
Scientific Name: Labridae
Minimum legal size: 23cm
Bag/possession limit: a total limit of 5 for one or more wrasse species

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PostPosted: 09 Sep 2013, 20:42 
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Download the Vic fishing app off iTunes. It has everything you need to know and it's handy to have.

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PostPosted: 09 Sep 2013, 20:48 
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wish I could get 20 flathead in 1 go haha


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PostPosted: 10 Sep 2013, 09:48 
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an app!

Awesome mate, thanks for the heads up

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PostPosted: 10 Sep 2013, 11:51 
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They also have the Vic fishing guide on google play (for those of us that don't own the communist fruit brand phone)

If you are a hunter, ther is also the Vic hunting regulations guide as well

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PostPosted: 30 Mar 2014, 23:04 
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Does the app have information on seasons for catching them?

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