Plan ahead if you're going fishing at one of our lakes! Make sure you know where you can fish, if you need a permit, and understand the state rules and regulations.
Fishing is a popular activity at many of our lakes. Please check the recreation activities page for details of which lakes permit shoreline and boat fishing.
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries controls the fishing rules and regulations in Queensland, and administers the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS).
A permit is required to fish at any location under SIPS. Visit the Fisheries website for more information on SIPS or to purchase a permit.
Rules and regulations in Queensland
Make sure you know the recreational fishing rules and regulations in Queensland, including size, take and possession limits. Please check the Fisheries website for rules and regulations, along with other useful tips and recommendations.
Protected and no-take species restrictions
Fish and other aquatic species, as well as wetland habitats, are a finite resource and require protection or regulation if future generations are to enjoy them. Some species are particularly vulnerable to exploitation and require more strict regulation or protection.
Please check the Fisheries website for details on protected fish.
The activities guide below will tell you which lakes allow fishing and if you require a permit.