Queensland 'Tropical' Lobsters

7 months 2 weeks 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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7 months 2 weeks 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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7 months 2 weeks 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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7 months 2 weeks 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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6 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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2 weeks 23 minutes ago #303771 by Josi
Josi replied the topic: Queensland 'Tropical' Lobsters
The regulations differ from state to state but in QLD you can use a spear or speargun to take lobster.

Thing is you need a small sized speargun to get under rocks and cracks to get at them.

This guy stocks mini spearguns perfect for lobster fishing!! And he posts to anywhere in Australia

www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/lalor/fishing/sp...hing-gear/1172314337

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1 week 6 days ago #303772 by AB
AB replied the topic: Queensland 'Tropical' Lobsters
Are there size limits for lobster in Old? And if there is, how do you return an undersized lobster you've just speared?

Alan

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1 week 6 days ago #303773 by watsea
watsea replied the topic: Queensland 'Tropical' Lobsters
Alan,

Dead :( :( :unsure:

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1 week 6 days ago #303774 by AB
AB replied the topic: Queensland 'Tropical' Lobsters
It seems that way. Down here in Vic you have to return undersize, soft shelled or berried crays so they have a chance to grow and complete their breeding cycle, but I'd imagine that would be impractical after you've speared them! Though, I have come across a couple of legless lobsters down here which had no chance of survival. We aren't allowed snares in Vic, but my experience with snares in SA showed the lobster being in much better condition to be returned if necessary.

Alan

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