This includes when spear fishing hand lining hand gathering trapping bait collecting and prawn netting or when in possession of fishing gear in on or near these waters. Money raised from the nsw recreational fishing fee enabled a 20 million buyout to create the areas.
Also included is information on fishing fees catch and release fishing safety tips knots and rigs fishing rules legal lengths bag limits protected and threatened species and tide charts.
Recreational fishing nsw. Browse information about recreational fishing licence. We want the nsw government to partner with recreational fishers to review issues like the recreational fishing access fee and redefine the way funds are spent driving a new direction for recreational fishing in nsw and restructuring the way the nsw government consults with fishers. The nsw recreational fishing industry is extremely valuable to our coastal and inland communities and generates about 3 4 billion of economic activity into the nsw economy each year.
The recreational fishing fee payable is reduced by 50 for fishing in the following waters. Nsw is renowned for having some of the best fishing locations of anywhere in the country and recreational fishing is enjoyed by one million anglers every year. These trusts are regulated by law and overseen by two committees made up of recreational fishers one for saltwater and one for freshwater.
Visit our covid 19 page for information and advice on the assistance available for nsw residents and businesses. The nsw charter fishing sector provides all types of fishing opportunities. When fishing in nsw waters both freshwater and saltwater you are required by law to pay the nsw recreational fishing fee and carry a receipt showing the payment of the fee.
Thirty recreational fishing havens areas largely free of commercial fishing were created along the nsw coast to provide better angling opportunities for recreational fishers. This applies when spear fishing hand lining hand gathering trapping bait collecting and prawn netting or when in possession of fishing gear in on or adjacent to waters. All money raised by the nsw recreational fishing fee is placed into the recreational fishing trusts and spent on improving recreational fishing in nsw.
These havens also promote tourism and create employment in the local. So whether you want to troll jig or spin offshore for pelagic fish like kingfish tuna or marlin throw lures for bream flathead or whiting in the estuaries or simply drop a bait for species like snapper mulloway and trevally on one of the many natural and artificial reefs along the coast there is a fishing. When fishing in nsw waters both freshwater and saltwater you must carry your recreational fishing licence or a receipt showing your payment of the recreational fishing fee at all times.
If you are unsure if you need a nsw recreational fishing fee receipt please call 1300 550 474. Copies of the nsw recreational freshwater fishing guide are available from nsw dpi fisheries offices and most fishing tackle shops. Tidal waters of the river tweed upstream of a line joining the eastern extremities of the tweed river breakwaters to.