Reel in app to tackle fishing rules

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Recreational fishers are being urged to stay up to date with Queensland’s fishing rules and regulations by downloading the latest version of a popular app.

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said the free ‘Qld Fishing 2.0’ app was a great way to get access to the state’s fishing rules and regulations while out fishing

“Using the ‘Qld Fishing 2.0’ app ensures recreational fishers have all the information they need and are not being misinformed by internet searches that often take them to information that is, in some cases, many years out of date,” Mr Furner said.

“For example, a Google search for ‘pipi qld’ finds a Facebook post from January 2013 with information that, although accurate at the time, is now out of date and searching ‘mollusc collecting Moreton Bay’ similarly points users to incorrect information.

“Recreational fishers should do the right thing and ensure they have access to fishing rules and regulations by downloading the ‘Qld Fishing 2.0’ app from the App Store or Google Play.”

Mr Furner said, on average since its release in October 2020, more than 80 responsible anglers each day had downloaded the ‘Qld Fishing 2.0’ app to ensure they had the latest information about the do’s and don’ts of fishing in Queensland.

“Importantly, the user-friendly ‘Qld Fishing 2.0’ app works in remote locations or in areas with limited mobile signal reception and many of the app’s features, including ‘Can I Fish Here’, rules, and species information, can be used while offline.

Qld Fishing 2.0’s functionality allows users to:

*Submit a photo and identify their catch through cutting edge fish recognition technology; 

*Understand the fishing rules in any location with the ‘Can I Fish Here’ feature;

*Receive Fisheries Queensland notifications including reminders about upcoming fishing closures;

*Buy a permit to fish in Queensland’s 63 stocked dams and weirs; 

*Learn more about their catch such as approximate age based on the fish size entered in the app; and

*Contact Fisheries Queensland to submit information or make an enquiry or complaint. Download the free Qld Fishing 2.0 app via the App Store or Google Play

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