Use of fish spears and spear guns while using any underwater breathing apparatus like hookahs or SCUBA is prohibited.
It is an offence to take or attempt to take rock lobster with a spear gun or any other pointed instrument.
Divers are not allowed to carry a hand spear or spear gun that uses an explosive cartridge.
Devices that operate with an explosive cartridge can be used for protection only. They cannot be attached to a fish spear or spear gun. Any fish injured or killed with the device must be left in the water.
Powerheads can be carried but must not be used for fishing. Powerheads are for protection only and must not be attached to a spear.
A hand net is made of conical-shaped netting joined to a hoop and attached to a handle. Only 1 hand net can be used per person. Hand nets do not need to be registered.
Area 1: Defined as the waters of the Coorong separated from the Lower Murray and Lake Alexandrina by the Goolwa, Mundoo, Boundary Creek, Ewe Island and Tauwitchere Barrages and by a straight line drawn westerly from Pelican Point to Gnurlung Point and separated from the ocean by the Murray mouth.
Area 1 Closure: The use of a mesh net in Coorong Area 1 is prohibited from 1 November to 31 March inclusive.
Area 2: Defined as the waters of the Coorong commencing from a straight line drawn westerly from Pelican Point to Gnurlung Point, then extending south easterly to the most southerly limit of the lagoon proper.
Area 2 Closure: You can use a registered mesh net in Coorong Area 2 at all times of the year.
Other permanent netting closures
Mesh nets are prohibited:
in all coastal marine waters
within a 500 metre radius of the Murray Mouth
within 100 metres of any jetty, pier or wharf
within 150 metres of all barrages
in the Goolwa channel
from A.G.A. light on Mundoo Island across to Hindmarsh Island then upstream to the south east corner of Allotment 109, section 601 Hundred of Nangkita then across the Murray Mouth to Younghusband Peninsula then back to the A.G.A. light
between midnight Friday and midnight Sunday in Goolwa channel in the waters between the Goolwa barrage and the area described in (6) above.
Mesh net specifications: Lake Albert and Lake Alexandrina
Maximum length: 75 metres.
Minimum mesh size: 150 mm.
Mesh panel: nets must have a mesh panel so it floats. No part of the net can be more than 2 metres below the surface.
2 black buoys at 1 end
1 yellow buoy at the other end
floating red buoys at intervals of no more than 50 metres if the net is more than 50 metres long.
The net must only be set from the water’s edge.
The net must float when set.
The operator must be within 50 metres of the net at all times.
The net must not be set within 200 metres of any other net.