Australian bass open in NSW and Queensland

The season for Australian bass opens in Queensland and NSW on September 1.

RECREATIONAL fishers will be hitting the water this weekend as the annual closed season for Australian bass comes to an end in Queensland and NSW.

Australian bass have been off limits in Queensland and NSW tidal waters from June 1 to to August 31, 2018, to protect the species during its breeding cycle.

“Fishers can return to their favourite tidal fishing spot to catch Australian bass from this Saturday, 1 September,” said Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol Technical Support Officer Mr David Kahler. 

“It’s important to remember that size and possession limits apply” 

Mr Kahler said the annual closed season is vital to protect this migratory fish species during a vulnerable time when they head downstream to spawn in brackish waters each year.

“The closed season for Australian bass is an important measure to allow stocks to replenish and ensure there are sustainable fisheries for current and future generations of Queensland anglers to enjoy,” he said.

For more information about Australian bass or other closed seasons that apply to fishing in Queensland, click HERE, or for NSW, click HERE.

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