As Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) is a national park, fishing is not permitted at any time in the freshwater rivers or creeks therein.
The Great Barrier Reef is an internationally significant resource and it is protected as a World Heritage listed site. Zones are in place which regulate which activities, if any, can be conducted on the reef. Prior to planning any fishing or marine activities, consult the relevant zoning information and associated maps. There are significant penalties for not adhering to these conditions.