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FINFISH - SIZE and BAG LIMITS - NSW BAITFISH - SIZE and BAG LIMITS - NSW
INVERTIBRATES - SIZE and BAG LIMITS - NSW PROTECTED SPECIES - NSW
Select from the links above to check the bag limits and legal size for fish, baitfish and invertibrates.    
We have also listed fish habitats and appropriate baits.      You can also check on our protected species.
 
 
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How to measure fish:
 

The overall measurement of a fish, whether it is fork-tailed or round tailed, is taken from the snout on the upper jaw to the end of the tail.

Measure fish

Abalone are measured along a straight line at the widest point of the shell.

Measure abalone

Crabs, except spanner crabs, are measured along the body from the notch between the two most protruding frontal teeth to the centre of the posterior margin of the carapace or shell.

Measure crabs

Spanner crabs are measured along the body from the base of the orbital notch (eye socket) to the centre of the posterior margin of the carapace.

Measure spanner crabs

Rock Lobsters (crayfish) are measured along the length of the carapace or head, along a straight line from the point of the union of the second antennae or large feelers to the centre of the posterior margin of the carapace or head, ignoring any attached hairs.

Measure lobsters

Murray Crayfish are measured from the rear of the eye socket to the centre rear of the carapace.

Measure murray crayfish