Yorke Peninsula Fishing Guide : 2016 Guide
South Australia’s fish stocks are a precious resource. To help ensure there are enough fish for the future, various limits have been set to control the number and size of fish taken. A number of closures are also in place at certain times of year or in certain areas to protect key species. For information on fishing rules in South Australia: • Call the 24-hour Fishwatch hotline on 1800 065 522 • Visit www.pir.sa.gov.au/fishing • For size, bag and boat limits SMS a fish name to 0427 767 995 • For fishing rules at your fingertips, download the free SA Recreational Fishing Guide smartphone app. Understanding Marine Park zones Each Marine Park is made up of four main zones. There are two zones that affect recreational fishers, sanctuary zones and restricted access zones. The sanctuary zones are shown in green on the following map. These are areas of high conservation value. No fishing or removal of plants or animals is allowed in sanctuary zones, however recreational activities such as boating, diving, surfing and swimming are welcome. The map on page 8 shows, in red, the existing restricted access zones that were in place prior to the marine parks process. Downloadable GPS coordinates and more detailed maps are available at: www.marineparks.sa.gov.au In addition to the Marine Park sanctuary zones, South Australian recreational fishers also need to be aware of other rules and regulations such as size, bag, boat and possession limits which determine the size and the number of fish that can be taken. 6 FISHING IN SA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Fishing in SA: What you need to know By obeying the rules you’ll help to protect South Australia’s valuable fish stocks. SA Recreational Fishing Guide smartphone app The SA Recreational Fishing Guide smartphone app is a free resource offering fishers easy and convenient access to SA fishing rules. The state-of-the-art app provides access to recreational fishing information, from the convenience of Apple, Windows or Android mobile devices. It’s a one-stop shop for information and maps on fishing in South Australia, including rules and regulations, size, boat and bag limits and closures, which includes Marine Park sanctuary zones. To download, scan the code below, visit www.pir.sa.gov.au/recfishingapp or your app store To see the Marine Park zoning: 1. Open the app and click on “closures”. 2. Then select “closures mapping”. 3. You can now navigate around the state. The blue dot shows your location, the green zones indicate the sanctuary zones. Scan this Quick Response code with your smartphone to go to the app. Data fees may apply.