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Bag Limits and Size Limits

Batemans Bay Fishing works in conjunction with New South Wales fisheries to ensure bag limits and size limits are enforced to ensure the sustainability of our beloved sport and the future of fishing for our children. We measure and log all fish that are kept and send the data to New South Wales Fisheries to help in their ongoing research and field management plans.

Fishing Licences

As from 23 March 2001 you now need a fishing licence to fish anywhere in New South Wales. Licences cost $7 for 3 days, $14 for 1 month, $35 for 1 year and $85 for 3 years. You also need a licence for spear fishing, diving, hand gathering and bait collection. Children under 18 years and Commonwealth pension card holders do not need a licence. You also don't need to purchase a licence when you fish with Batemans Bay Fishing on board the M.V. Jean Marie - it's all included in your fishing trip.

You can obtain information about New South Wales Fisheries at

Fishing on the NSW Far South Coast...

Your Fish Are Your Fish!

Some fishing charter boats operate on the basis of all fish caught go to the boat. This is not so on the Jean Marie. So long as the fish is of legal size and you have not 'bagged out', what you do with your fish is entirely up to you. You can keep them for yourself, give them away or throw them back to fight another day. Like so much of what Batemans Bay Fishing is all about once again, IT'S YOUR CHOICE.

Fresh Is Best!

All the fish you decide to keep are immediately put on ice to keep them as fresh as possible, not just put in a box to get warm.

All your catch will be cleaned before we get back to Batemans Bay and then bagged up for you to take home with you.

Fishing Safety on the sea...


For your personal safety and for the safety of your fellow passengers, please take a moment to read the Batemans Bay Fishing safety notice (PDF here)s and make yourself familiar with them.

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