Queensland 'Tropical' Lobsters

6 months 1 week ago #303460 by tierney90
tierney90 created the topic: Queensland 'Tropical' Lobsters
I have had conflicting reports about methods of catching Crays in QLD, can you use a snare or blunt crook to catch them in QLD? or is a spear the only permitted method?

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6 months 1 week ago #303461 by mark225
mark225 replied the topic: Queensland 'Tropical' Lobsters
I assume you know its free diving only in QLD for anything on the menu.

Rubber powered spear or spear gun
www.qld.gov.au/recreation/activities/boa...ing/rules/equipment/

Size limits and closed seasons
www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/recreationa...session-limits-tidal

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6 months 1 week ago #303462 by tierney90
tierney90 replied the topic: Queensland 'Tropical' Lobsters
Hi mark225,

Thanks for the reply, I did know it was free diving only in QLD but based of the first link you sent me I'm reading that you can't use a snare, loop or blunt crook to catch crays but you are allowed to use spears?

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6 months 1 week ago #303463 by mark225
mark225 replied the topic: Queensland 'Tropical' Lobsters
That's correct.
Can't use loops or snares in Vic either every state is different ay.

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5 months 3 weeks ago #303505 by Knowone
Knowone replied the topic: Queensland 'Tropical' Lobsters
Queensland.
Perpetual Perceptual Ambiguity.

"Tropical rock lobster fishing apparatus

In tidal waters, when fishing for tropical rock lobster, recreational fishers are permitted to free-dive using a mask and snorkel, and a rubber-powered hand spear or spear gun.

The use of underwater breathing apparatus other than a snorkel is not permitted, whether by spear, spear gun, hand or any other means.

Tropical rock lobster fishing gear
Tidal water
Free-diving using a mask and snorkel and a rubber-powered spear or spear gun is the only form of breathing and equipment apparatus permitted."

Perfect for one day, asleep the rest

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