Closed waters near Fraser Island

ANGLERS looking to fish at Fraser Island have been reminded to ensure they do so outside the area that runs between Indian Head and Waddy Point.

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol District Manager Greg Bowness said the annual fishing closure was in place from August 1 to September 30 to protect finfish during spawning season.

"During the closure, all fishing is prohibited on the foreshore within an area from a point 400m north of Waddy Point to a point 400m south of Indian Head, and 400m out to sea from low water," he said

"Outside the closed water area, fishers taking advantage of the tailor season should ensure they adhere to the species size limit of 35cm and the possession limit of 20.

Mr Bowness said the closure is important as it protects finfish where they congregate during spawning.

If you suspect illegal fishing, whether seen in person or online, report it to the Fishwatch hotline on 1800 017 116. Don't engage the person, as this can compromise an investigation.