What are the legal methods of taking fish in freshwater
Q: What are the legal methods of taking fish in freshwater?
A: The only legal method of taking a fish (any species) in freshwater is by rod and line. – The use of nightlines & hand lines is illegal.
Bye-law 897 of 2012 prohibits the use of any fish hooks, other than single barbless hooks, and the use of worms as bait in angling for all species of fish in the waters specified at the following link: ANGLING BYE-LAW NO. 897, 2012 [.pdf, 19 KB]
Q. Can I use live fish as bait in freshwater?
A. It is illegal to have or to use live fish as bait.
Q. How many rods can I use when fishing in freshwater?
A. A person may fish with not more than two rods at any time.
Q: Can I leave a rod unattended?
A: The placing of a rod unattended on the banks of any river or lake is illegal – any rod being actively used for fishing must be attended. An unattended rod is termed a fixed engine.
Q. Can I keep a foul hooked fish?
A. No, it is the killing and possession of foul hooked fish (i.e fish not hooked in the mouth) is prohibited.