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Venus Bay, Eyre Peninsula

Fishing and bag limits in South Australia

Bag and size limits apply to most fish species caught in South Australia. Find out about bag limits and sizes for recreational fishing.

Fish responsibly

When fishing in South Australia, be aware of protected species, marine park sanctuary zones, minimum sizes, bag limits and licences. There are penalties if you break the law.


It is important to remember that bag and size limits apply to most fish species caught in South Australian waters. Some fish also have closed seasons and others are completely protected. The limits vary, so it is important to make sure you are well aware of what you can catch and how much of it you can take home.


Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA) is responsible for fishing regulations in South Australia. See PIRSA's recreational fishing website for a searchable list of fishing limits and fish sizes. 


Download the SA Recreational Fishing Guide app for iPhone, Windows or Android. 


Print a copy of the South Australian Recreational Fishing Size, Bag, Boat and Possession Limits brochure from PIRSA.


If you have questions about fishing bag limits and sizes or want to report any illegal fishing activities, contact the 24 hour Fishwatch number on 1800 065 522 for information on fishing rules and regulations.

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