Report illegal fishing activities

You can report illegal fishing activities to Fishwatch on the 24 hour hotline: 1800 065 522.

Illegal activities

Illegal fishing activities include:

Information to give Fishwatch

Provide as much details as you can when reporting a suspected fishing offence.


  • Location of the offence.
  • The type of illegal activity.
  • A description of suspected offenders, including their clothing and any distinguishing features.
  • Names of the offenders if you know them.
  • Registration numbers of vehicles, vessels, or trailers.
  • Date and time of the activity.
  • Any other information that may be relevant.

All information given to Fishwatch is treated with the strictest confidence.


Phone: 24 hour Fishwatch hotline on 1800 065 522.


You can also report through the Recreational Fishing Guide app.


GPO Box 1625
SA 5001

Page Last Reviewed: 28 Jul 2017
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