Clarification - Boat Limits?

hey guys,

As the forums suggest today was an awesome day outwide today, however something weird happy today, we actually caught quite a bit including a 6kg pinkie on light gear, was awesome (was trying to breakin my new toy Morethan brazino)

anyway, just before lunch opening up our kill tank we realised we had caught quite a bit inlcuding snapper, dhuies, baldchin, black ass and skippy, it got us thinking if we were over the limit.

If we went by numbers of each fish per person we were way under, but we were quite unsure if there is an actual boat limit.

I had a quick search on the fisheries website but didnt find anything except for the amount of fillets or something??

we actually left around lunch time with the fish still biting just incase we were over the limit haha.

can someone clarify?

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Dont have to stop fishing,

Sun, 2008-05-18 21:05

Dont have to stop fishing, catch and release. 

Glad you had a good day. 

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for fun too!!! you can still

Sun, 2008-05-18 21:26

for fun too!!! you can still have a ball and not keep fish mate. Admit though i dont know what depth you fish so survival rate of a released fish?? cant coment.

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Try this it maybe what your chasing

Sun, 2008-05-18 22:00

Go to this link and download the pdf file, it maybe able to help you out with your question.



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I thought the boat limit was

Sun, 2008-05-18 22:02

I thought the boat limit was two bag limits? 



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Sun, 2008-05-18 22:04

Thats the proposed limit Matt

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yeah i didnt see the 7 mixed

Mon, 2008-05-19 06:49

yeah i didnt see the 7 mixed bag limit per person, i was just looking at the daily bag limit...oops..

well if that was the case we were well clear of that, we had around 2 cat 1 fish per angler (3)

and hordes of skippy.

i dont seem to be successful in releasing fish...they always we rather stop fishing...

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Releasing fish

Mon, 2008-05-19 08:19

Use a Release Weight. All the details in and there's a free DVD coming soon about all this. Watch for the announcement.



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Mon, 2008-05-19 09:21

JoRn,as mentioned.....use a release weight and they'll survive but the biggest mistake i see is ppl "winding flatout" especially with smaller fish so they're decressing the fish's release capabilities!


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Mindarie Mayhem 16 vid

Mon, 2008-05-19 11:07

Take a look at that vid JoRn and you can see that by slowing down the retrieve you can allow the fish to self vent. Then by using a release weight give them an even better chance of survival.
On saturday we used the release weight on 7 fish and I have high hopes of catching  all of those fish in years to come when they have grown some more.
With the proposed changes including "closed seasons" it is essential that everyone gets used to the release weights and how best to deploy them.
Good news on the video Terry.


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yeah i think i'll go pick up

Mon, 2008-05-19 12:41

yeah i think i'll go pick up a release still a tad bit skeptical tho...the fishes dont look too good with their stomach coming out of their bum holes...haha..

i'll check out the link when i get home, work gets a bit narky.

Ryan, kudos to you and ur "drift baiting" work a treated, pity i got bullied ahhaha!