How do you know which zone you’re in when you’re out fishing in the Marine Park? There are many GPS chart plotters available to help you know and follow the zoning rules and avoid a hefty fine.
- On this page:
- How to use your Lowrance Elite GPS plotter
- How to use your Garmin GPS plotter
- How to use your Raymarine
- Before you go out on the water:
- Check your GPS unit is working properly.
- Check whether your navigation card has the latest updates that show you the overlays.
- Crosscheck the GPS coordinates on your chart plotter with those on the sign at your boat ramp.
- While out on the water
- Always crosscheck your GPS unit with a hardcopy map. Zoning maps are free and available from tackle shops and information centres.
- Fold your zoning map to display the area you are fishing and sit it behind your GPS unit for quick reference.
Please note: The GPS units used in these instructional videos are for demonstration purposes only.
Their depiction does not suggest that they, or any individual vendors or services associated with them, are necessary endorses or recommended by either the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority or the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
Consumers should make their own enquiries as to which GPS unit is most suited to their individual needs.