Rules and Regulations for use of Eco Landing Nets Attention Wholesalers and Retailers of Landing Nets and Scoop Nets in QLD An incident happened here in QLD where anglers wre noticed by a Fishcare Volunteer using an Eco Landing Net to scoop "Jelly Prawns" a favourite bait for some species I have been told in a Salt Water enviroment. Rumours have been running wild that these nets were illegal. To clarify this point for everyone Eco Landing Nets are Legal to use to "assist in the landing of fish"
If a net is used to Scoop for Prawns the mesh must be 1" or 25mm or bigger in SALT WATER. This means the use of the Eco style landing nets as Scoop Nets in Salt Water is Illegal.
In Fresh Water it must have a mesh no bigger than 1" of 25mm. This means you can use a Eco Style Landing Net if Fresh Water if its other dimensions comply with Fishery Regulations.