Hawkesbury River, Brisbane Water and Pittwater

Area affected

Species of fish that must not be taken

Methods of fishing prohibited

Period

Brisbane Water (Saratoga Area) - Shellfish

The whole of the waters of Brisbane Water from mean high water mark at the Public Wharf, View Parade, Saratoga, then along the Saratoga foreshore to Veteran Hall Wharf, Saratoga, and extending 200 metres offshore.

Any species of shellfish (Class: GASTROPODA / BIVALVIA).

Any method.

All year.

Brisbane Water (Ettalong) - Digging

The whole of the waters and intertidal zone of Brisbane Water from the mean high water mark to the middle of the estuary, and extending from the boat ramp at the southern end of Ettalong Beach (at the end of Kourung Street) to the Maitland Bay Drive road bridge at The Rip.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a spade or fork.

All year.

Brisbane Water (Cockle Creek) - Digging

The whole of the waters and intertidal zone of Brisbane Water, upstream to its source, from a line drawn from a post located at the high water mark at 33°29.418′S 151°29.354′E near the western end of Oyster Lease 76-199, adjacent to Myler Avenue (suburb of Empire Bay), generally north-westerly to the nearest point on the opposite shore at Davistown (includes waters of Cockle Creek, Cockle Channel, Empire Bay, Cockle Broadwater, Cockle Bay and Kincumber Creek).

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a spade or fork.

All year.

Pittwater - Weekend Netting

The whole of the waters of Pittwater, its creeks, tributaries and inlets, south of a line drawn from the western extremity of Barrenjoey Head, to the eastern extremity of West Head.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a net, other than the following:
(a)  a dip or scoop net (prawns),
(b)  a push or scissor net (prawns),
(c)  a hand-hauled prawn net,
(d)  a hoop or lift net,
(e)  a landing net.

The period from 8am Saturday to 8pm Sunday, and the period from 8am to 8pm on any day that is a public holiday.

Pittwater - Hauling Net (General Purpose)

The whole of the waters of Pittwater (south of a line drawn from the western extremity of Barrenjoey Head, to the eastern extremity of West Head), its creeks, tributaries and inlets, excluding:
(a)  the waters adjacent to the eastern shore of Pittwater which are north of Beach Road (suburb of Palm Beach), and
(b)  the area of the western foreshore of Pittwater, between West Head and a post marked “FD” on a rock face adjacent to the first bay on the northern side of Towlers Bay.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a hauling net (general purpose) when aided by a power winch.

All year.

Pittwater - Meshing Nets

The whole of the waters of that part of Pittwater, its creeks, tributaries and inlets, enclosed by a line drawn from the western extremity of Barrenjoey Head, to the eastern extremity of West Head, upstream (south) to a line drawn from the western-most extremity of Taylor’s Point to the southern-most extremity of Longnose Point.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a meshing net.

The period from January to June (both months inclusive) in each year.

Pittwater (Coasters Retreat and The Basin) - Nets

The whole of the waters of Pittwater known as Coasters Retreat and The Basin, enclosed by a line drawn on a bearing of 292 degrees, from a wharf (known as Bennetts Wharf) located approximately 400 metres south-west of Soldiers Point, to a small prolongation of the foreshore at the southern end of Top Beach.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a net, other than the following:
(a)  a dip or scoop net (prawns),
(b)  a push or scissors net (prawns),
(c)  a hand-hauled prawn net,
(d)  a landing net.

All year.

Hawkesbury River - Brisbane Water/Broken Bay

The whole of the waters of Brisbane Water or any of its tributaries and Broken Bay north of a line drawn from Little Box Head to Green Point.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a net or a trap, other than the following:
(a)  a dip or scoop net (prawns),
(b)  a landing net.

All year.

Hawkesbury River (Patonga Creek) - Weekend Netting

The whole of the waters of Patonga Creek, its creeks, tributaries and inlets, upstream of its confluence with the Hawkesbury River, being a line drawn north-easterly from the easternmost foreshore corner of Oyster Farm no. 59-30 (section 2), on the western foreshore, to the southernmost extremity of the reserve on the opposite foreshore.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a net (other than a landing net).

The period from 12pm Friday to 6pm Sunday in each week.

Hawkesbury River (Patonga Creek) - Meshing Net and Hauling Nets

The whole of the waters of Patonga Creek, its creeks, tributaries and inlets, upstream of its confluence with the Hawkesbury River, being a line drawn north-easterly from the easternmost foreshore corner of Oyster Farm no. 59-30 (section 2), on the western foreshore, to the southernmost extremity of the reserve on the opposite foreshore.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of the following:
(a)  a meshing net,
(b)  a hauling net (general purpose),
(c)  a prawn net (hauling),
(d)  a hand-hauled prawn net,
(e)  a pilchard, anchovy and bait net (hauling),
(f)  a garfish net (bullringing).

All year.

Hawkesbury River (Mooney Mooney Creek) - Weekend Netting

The whole of the waters of Mooney Mooney Creek, its creeks, tributaries and inlets upstream to its source from the Pacific Highway bridge.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a net (other than a landing net).

The period from 6pm Friday to 6pm Sunday in each week, or 6pm Friday to 6pm the following Monday if Monday is a public holiday.

Hawkesbury River (Mooney Mooney Creek) - Set Meshing Net

The whole of the waters of Mooney Mooney Creek upstream from a line drawn across Mooney Mooney Creek due west from the most north-west point of land on the southern entry to Piles Creek, to the opposite shore (including Piles Creek).

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a meshing net, unless the net is used by the method of splashing (that is, shooting the net, immediately splashing and retrieving it as a continuous operation).

The period from 15 May to 31 August in each year (both dates inclusive).

Hawkesbury River (Cowan Creek and Jerusalem Bay) - Nets

The whole of the waters of Cowan Creek, its creeks, tributaries and inlets (including Jerusalem Bay), upstream to its source from a line drawn generally north from Cowan Point, to the eastern extremity of the headland on the opposite side of the creek.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a net (other than a landing net).

All year.

Hawkesbury River (Berowra Creek) - Set Meshing Net

The whole of the waters of Berowra Creek upstream from the Berowra Waters vehicular ferry.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a meshing net, unless the net is used by the method of splashing (that is, shooting the net, immediately splashing and retrieving it as a continuous operation).

The period from 15 May to 31 August in each year (both dates inclusive).

Hawkesbury River (Berowra Creek) - Weekend Netting

The whole of the waters of Berowra Creek (also known as Berowra Waters), its creeks, tributaries and inlets, upstream (south) of a line drawn from the most north-eastern extremity of the southern entry of Marra Marra Creek, to the most south-western extremity of Morgans Point.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a net, other than the following:
(a)  a dip or scoop net (prawns),
(b)  a push or scissors net (prawns),
(c)  a hand-hauled prawn net,
(d)  a landing net,
(e)  a hoop or lift net.

The period from 6pm Friday to 6pm Sunday in each week, or 6pm Friday to 6pm the following Monday if Monday is a public holiday.

Hawkesbury River (Mangrove Creek) - Set Meshing Net

The whole of the waters of Mangrove Creek upstream from a line drawn across Mangrove Creek due west from the most north-western corner of portion 84 on the southern entry of Popran Creek, to the opposite shore.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a meshing net, unless the net is used by the method of splashing (that is, shooting the net, immediately splashing and retrieving it as a continuous operation).

The period from 15 May to 31 August in each year (both dates inclusive).

Hawkesbury River (Upper Reaches) - Prawn Net (Hauling)

The whole of the waters of the Hawkesbury River, its creeks, tributaries and inlets, upstream to its source from the vehicular ferry crossing at Wisemans Ferry.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a prawn net (hauling).

All year.

Hawkesbury River (Upper Reaches) - Set Meshing Net

The whole of the waters of the Hawkesbury River and its tributaries upstream of a line drawn across the river from the most northerly point of portion 29 at the head of Sentry Box Reach, to the opposite shore adjacent to the starboard hand navigation marker.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a meshing net, unless the net is used by the method of splashing (that is, shooting the net, immediately splashing and retrieving it as a continuous operation).

The period from 15 May to 31 August in each year (both dates inclusive).

Hawkesbury River (Upper Reaches) - Nets

The whole of the waters of the Hawkesbury River, its creeks, tributaries and inlets, upstream to its source from the road bridge at Windsor.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a net (other than a landing net).

All year.