What you need to know
Use the search function to discover the daily fishing limits for each fish species.>
Fishing closures may be permanent, seasonal or temporary. Find out the closures that apply to South Australian waters.>
Rules apply to the fishing gear, gear combinations and bait and berley you can use.>
About recreational fishing rules
You do not need a license for recreational fishing in South Australia.
You will need a permit when fishing in certain reservoirs.
You must follow all rules and restrictions when fishing in South Australian waters, including:
Fishing is permitted in many reservoirs in South Australia. You need to buy a Reservoir Fishing Permit and conditions of access apply.
Skills and responsible fishing
Learn and follow responsible fishing and handling practices to keep you and other recreational fishers safe.
Protection can apply to species at certain times of the year, stages in the lifecycle or within closed areas. Some species must not be taken at any time.
Aquatic pests are exotic (non-native) species that can damage the natural balance of our environment.