Spring heralds open/closed seasons

SPRING marks both the opening and closing of fishing seasons for some inland sportfish species around Australia. Here’s a brief rundown of the changes that take place in September:

Victoria’s season for salmonids (rainbow trout, brown trout and Chinook salmon) opens from midnight on Friday September 2 and runs until midnight on Monday 11 June, 2012. For a full rundown of bag limits and regulations click HERE.
A closed season on Murray cod in Victoria begins today September 1 and runs through to November 30. More information HERE.

FROM September 1 the annual three-month closed season for Australian bass and estuary perch in NSW comes to a close. NSW DPI is also reminding anglers that fishing for Murray cod and Murray crayfish closes from September 1 until November 30. More information HERE.

Bass fishing in Queensland tidal and fresh waters is permitted from September 1 through until May 31, 2012.  For more information click HERE.

In SA a closed season on the taking of Murray cod applies from August 1 and December 31, inclusive. More information HERE.

Most inland trout waters in Tasmania are open to fishing from the first Saturday of August each year to the Sunday nearest 31 May in the next year. More information HERE.

The trout season in WA commences from September 1 and runs through till April 30. More information HERE.

In the ACT a closed season applies to Murray Cod from September 1 through to November 30 inclusive. More information HERE.

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