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Member for Chaffey and Minister for Primary Industries, Tim Whetstone is reminding recreational fishers to know the rules this Easter.

Mr Whetstone said “While most recreational fishers do the right thing, it is important that everyone follows the rules, to preserve fish stocks for future generations.”

Mr Whetstone also said “Fisheries Officers will be patrolling popular fishing areas and hotspots over the Easter break, and if you are caught doing the wrong thing, you could be fined and even have your gear seized."

Illegal or suspicious fishing behaviour can be reported via the SA Recreational Fishing Guide smartphone app, or to the 24-hour FISHWATCH number on 1800 065 522.

Recently a man was fined nearly $6000 for taking 39 callop near Loxton June last year.