Report illegal fishing

The FishWatch telephone line provides a quick and easy way to report sightings or evidence of illegal fishing.

Illegal fishing could include some:

  • netting in the river
  • exceeding their bag or possession limits
  • taking undersize fish
  • fishing in a closed area
  • having more fishing gear in the water than they should
  • selling or attempting to sell recreationally caught fish

You can help to protect our valuable aquatic environment by reporting any illegal fishing.

If you have seen something involving fish or fishing which doesn’t look quite right, the FishWatch telephone line provides a quick and easy way to report it. Note where and what you saw (with GPS coordinates and photographs if possible).

This hotline operates 24 hours a day and your reports are treated in strict confidence.  

Page reviewed 20 April 2018