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Abalone recreational fishing

The recreational fishing method for abalone is primarily wading and snorkelling.

A licence to fish for abalone is required. With around 16,000 recreational licences issued each year, abalone fishing is a very popular activity. The recreational catch is managed through size and bag li​mits, as well as closed areas and seasons.

When fishing for abalone ensure you abide by catch care rules.

Information on fishing rules for abalone including size and bag limits can be found in the Recreational fishing for abalon​e guide​​.​

The recreational fishing for abalone guide has been translated into the below languages:


Last modified: 8/12/2023 3:51 PM


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