Border cod rivers closed to fishing

FISHERS planning to fish the “Border Rivers” over the long weekend are reminded that the Murray cod closed season is from 1 September to 30 November.

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol officer Coby Walker said Queensland’s closed season complements that of NSW which runs for the same period.

“During the Queensland closed season, Murray cod cannot be taken from the Barwon, Macintyre or Dumaresq rivers,” Mr Walker said.

“The closure is in place to protect the species during the breeding season.

“The annual closed season is an important measure taken to allow the fish to reproduce so that there are future stocks of this fish for future generations to enjoy.”

Mr Walker said fishers can continue to fish for Murray cod at any of the State’s Stocked Impoundments.

“Murray cod are stocked in Glenlyon, Storm King, Connolly, Coolmunda, Leslie and Cooby dams,” he said.

“A permit is required to fish at any of these dams. Permits can be purchased online or through a Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) agent.

“Money raised from the sale of permits helps fund the restocking of dams with native fish including Murray cod.

“SIP dams are a great sustainable fishing option for freshwater fishers.

“If you are fishing for Murray cod outside the closed area, a minimum size limit of 60 cm and maximum limit of 110 cm, and a maximum possession limit of two applies.”

For more information on closed seasons or SIPs, visit or call 13 25 23.

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