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Fishing Rules

All people fishing must be in possession of a current NSW Fisheries Fishing Licence. See details from the Act below.

No fishing

- from 50 metres downstream of the weir (where the yellow 4 knot signs are) to the boatshed (near Area 6)

Restricted Fishing

between Area 6 and Area 20

  • fishing from non-powered boats only
  • catch and release
  • no bank fishing
  • lure only

Upstream form Area 20

  • fishing from non-powered boats or bank fishing only
  • catch and release
  • lure only

From 50 metres of downstream onwards

  • no specific regulations, normal fishing regulations apply
  • fishing from bank or any boat type accepatble
  • fish may be kept

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ACT 1994

Date of Notification: 8 December 2003 and 7 May 2004 (amended)

Government Gazette: 194 and 80

F97/289

Section 8 Notification - Fishing Closure

Sydney Harbour (Port Jackson) and Tributaries

I, Steve Dunn, prohibit the taking of fish by the methods of fishing specified in Column 1 of Schedules 1 to 18 of this notification, from waters shown opposite in Column 2, of those Schedules. Fishing will also be subject to the 'conditions' or 'time periods' as specified in any schedule of this notification.
This prohibition is effective for a period of up to five years from the date of publication, unless sooner varied or revoked by notification of Director-General of NSW Fisheries.
Note: The word 'Regulation', where appearing in this notification, refers to the Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2002.

Steve Dunn
Director-General, NSW Fisheries

Below is the section that applies to the Lane Cove River and to Lane Cove National Park

Schedule 8

Lane Cove River - Otter trawl net (prawns)

Column 1

Methods

Column 2

Waters

By means of otter trawl nets (prawns), as prescribed by Regulation. The whole of the tidal waters of Lane Cove River and its bays and tributaries, upstream to the Epping Highway Bridge from a line drawn across the river from the Valentia Street Wharf at Woolwich, generally south-easterly to the Greenwich Wharf.

Schedule 9

Lane Cove River - Netting Closure

Column 1

Methods

Column 2

Waters

By means of nets of every description, except the landing net, as prescribed by Regulation. The whole of the tidal waters of that part of the Lane Cove River, together with its bays and tributaries, from the Epping Highway Bridge, upstream to a line drawn between two posts on opposite sides of the river at Little Blue Gum Creek.

Schedule 10

Upper Lane Cove River (Lane Cove National Park) - Catch and Release

Column 1

Methods

Column 2

Waters

All methods of fishing prohibited.
Area 1:  That part of the waters of the Lane Cove River and its tributaries, from a line drawn between two posts on opposite banks of the river at the junction of Little Blue Gum Creek, (approximately 50 metres downstream of the weir), upstream to a line drawn from a post at the boatshed, to a post on the opposite bank.  
All methods prohibited with the exception of two rods or lines with a fly or lure attached from unpowered vessels only.  Fishing from river bank is prohibited.  All fish caught shall be released alive. Area 2: From the boatshed, upstream to a line drawn across the river between two posts on opposite sides of the river, at picnic area number 20 (Fern Valley).
All methods prohibited, other than up to two hand held lines each with no more than two hooks attached or three treble hooks attached to a lure.  All fish caught shall be released alive. Area 3:  All waters upstream of 'Fern Valley', from a line drawn across the river between two posts on opposite sides of the river.

Last Updated: October 5, 2004, 10:21 am

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