Permitted Use of Equipment
|Maximum number permitted|
|Equipment Type||Marine Waters**||Inland Waters**|
|Lines per person||4||2|
|Hooks per line||2, or one bait jig||2, or one bait jig|
|Bait traps – labelled*||2||2|
|Hoop nets – labelled*||2
(Closed Season applies)
(5 in some waters)
|Open top lift net||0||10 (maximum of 10 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.
Equipment Not Permitted
- Set lines
- Mesh nets, cast nets
- Mussel rakes
- Explosives, firearms
- Bow and arrows
You must not use or possess these in, on or next to Victorian waters, including private waters.
You may not tow, drag or haul any net behind a motor boat under propulsion in any Victorian waters.