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Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS)

The Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme is a fishing permit required at stocked impoundments through Queensland. It is often referred to as a SIPS permit.

The permit fees go towards keeping impoundment areas stocked with native fish, specifically to support recreational fishing. Quite often the fish won’t breed in these areas, and depend on fingerlings to be added for recreational fishing to exist.

The permit must be able to be presented on request, carried on person, though it can as a paper receipt or digital as an email or SMS.

Permits can be purchased for the week or for the year.

Visit the Queensland Government page for fishing in stocked impoundments Offsite link for information about SIPS permits, costs, and how to purchase.

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