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Where Can I Fish?

Over the years, the Pirtek Fishing Challenge has strived to provide the best opportunities for competitors to fish their local area.

The Challenge provides state-based and non-state-based categories, and this can become a little confusing when boundaries overlap. So here is a summary of where you can fish in each state.

Just click on the name of the state in which you will be fishing on the day of the Challenge.

NSW / ACT

There are 11 species in total.

Five saltwater species: Flathead, Bream, Whiting, Tailor and Leather Jacket (all species excluding Chinamen and Unicorn).

You may also fish for freshwater species in the Murray-Darling Basin, Mountain Trout and East Coast Freshwater categories.

Murray-Darling Basin: Golden Perch, Redfin, European Carp, Murray Cod (no bait only lure fishing permitted)

Mountain Trout: Rainbow or Brown Trout

East Coast Freshwater: Australian Bass

Queensland

There are 10 species in total.

Three saltwater species and one salt/fresh species: Whiting, Trevally (all species), Flathead, Barramundi (saltwater/freshwater)

You may also fish for freshwater species in the Murray-Darling Basin, Mountain Trout and East Coast Freshwater categories.

Murray-Darling Basin: Golden Perch, Redfin, European Carp, Murray Cod (no bait only lure fishing permitted)

Mountain Trout: Rainbow or Brown Trout

East Coast Freshwater: Australian Bass

Northern Territory

There are two target species: Barramundi (saltwater/freshwater), Trevally (all species)

Tasmania

There are two target species in total.

One is a saltwater: Australian Salmon

The other is part of the Mountain Trout category: Rainbow or Brown Trout

South Australia

There are five species in total. This year we have combined the South Australian saltwater fish with southern Western Australia to form the SASWA (South Australia / South Western Australia) category.

Saltwater: King George Whiting, Bream (all species)

You may also fish for freshwater species in the Murray-Darling Basin: Golden Perch, Redfin, European Carp.

* – Due to state regulations Murray Cod is excluded for South Australian competitors.

Victoria

There are eight target species.

Saltwater: Bream (all species), Flathead.

You may also fish for freshwater species in the Murray-Darling Basin, Mountain Trout and East Coast Freshwater categories.

Murray-Darling Basin: Golden Perch, Redfin, European Carp, Murray Cod (no bait only lure fishing permitted)

Mountain Trout: Rainbow or Brown Trout

East Coast Freshwater: Australian Bass

Western Australia

Western Australia is divided into two categories.

North from Kalbarri is the Top End category which includes two target species, one saltwater and one salt/fresh water: Barramundi, Trevally (all species).

South from Kalbarri is the Southern WA / SA category, two saltwater species: King George Whiting, Bream (all species).

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