If you go fishing this summer, make sure you have the most important piece of gear with you – the NZ Fishing Rules App. Without it, you might get hit with a nasty fine!

Fisheries New Zealand’s summer campaign is to raise awareness of the fishing rules app so people don’t get caught out. People may go over bag limits or take undersized fish, and this could really spoil your day when you receive a fine.

To avoid a fine, make sure you check the app every time you fish as the rules change often and are different for each area.

These rules are to protect our marine resources – for you, other fishers and future generations.

Download the free NZ Fishing Rules App or visit www.fisheries.govt.nz/rules for more information.