No licence is required to use:
If you have the appropriate
you can also use:
Follow the links to the
what gear can I use
section for specifications of these net types.
- Graball nets (including flounder nets) and mullet nets are types of gillnets
- You must have a licence to use them and can only be licensed to use one graball and one mullet net.
- Gillnets may not be set at night, other than graball nets set in
Macquarie Harbour. Night is defined as between one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise.
- Gillnets may be set for up to 6 hours, except in
Shark Refuge Areas where they may only be set for up to 2 hours.
- No more than three gillnets may be carried on, or used from a boat.
- Gillnets must be
weighted to prevent drift.
- Must be marked according to
recreational net marking specifications.
- Information on how to
measure net mesh.
More InformationMarking Gillnets
Net Weight Specifications and Net Mesh Measuring
Area Restrictions for Net Fishing
Responsible Gillnetting Practices
Reducing Wildlife Interactions When Gillnetting