Botany Bay & Georges River

Area affected

Species of fish that must not be taken

Methods of fishing prohibited

Period

Botany Bay - Inscription Point

The whole of the foreshore from Captain Cook Obelisk at Kurnell generally northeasterly then southeasterly to the defined climbing track at Inscription Point (including that part of the foreshore between the mean high water mark and a line drawn 10 metres seaward of the mean low water mark).

All species of cunjevoi (Pyura spp.) and invertebrates, except abalone, eastern rocklobster (Jasus verreauxi) and southern rocklobster (Jasus edwardsii).

Any method.

All year.

Botany Bay - Towra Point to Kurnell

The whole of the waters of that part of Botany Bay including Woolooware and Quibray Bays, enclosed within the following boundaries: all waters south of a line drawn north-easterly from the northern extremity of Taren Point, to a point 200 metres offshore (northerly) from the northernmost extremity of Towra Point, and then easterly to the Captain Cook Obelisk at Kurnell.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving digging with a spade or fork.

All year.

Botany Bay - Sydney Airport

The whole of the waters of Botany Bay enclosed by a line drawn from a point marked F↑D on the eastern side of the western or main runway to Sydney Airport to a point marked F↑D on the western side of the third or parallel runway to Sydney Airport.

Any species of fish.

Any method.

All year.

Botany Bay - Cooks River

The whole of the tidal waters of Cooks River and its tributaries, from its junction with Botany Bay upstream to Punchbowl road bridge, Belfield.

Important: Fish and shellfish caught in these waters should not be eaten due to high levels of pollutants being found in these waters.

You should release your catch.

View the warning sign (PDF, 905.99 KB)

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a net or trap, other than a landing net.

All year.

Botany Bay - Alexandra Canal

The whole of the waters of the Alexandra Canal from its source to its junction with the Cooks River.

Important: Fish and shellfish caught in these waters should not be eaten due to high levels of pollutants being found in these waters.

No fishing or disturbing bed sediments.

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Any species of fish.

Any method.

All year.

Botany Bay - Kogarah Bay

The whole of the waters of Kogarah Bay, Georges River north of a line extending from Tom Uglys Point east to the St George Motor Boat Club (including the foreshore area, being the area between the mean high water mark and a line drawn 10 metres seaward of the mean low water mark).

Bi-valve molluscs (Class: BIVALVIA) and whelk spp. (Family: THIARIDAE).

Any method.

All year.

Botany Bay - Gwawley Bay

The whole of the waters of Gwawley Bay upstream to its source, from a line drawn from the easternmost extremity of Sandy Point, south easterly to the opposite shore, being all those waters within the area known as Sylvania Waters Subdivision.

Any species of fish.

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

All year.

Botany Bay - Woronora

The whole of the tidal waters of the Woronora River and its tributaries, from Woronora Bridge upstream to the causeway at Pass of Sabugal, Barden Ridge.

Any species of fish.

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

All year.

Penrhyn Estuary (Botany Bay)

The whole of the waters of  Penrhyn Estuary in Botany Bay from its source  to its junction with the Sydney International Container Terminal  (SICTL) bridge leading from Foreshore Road.

All species of  shellfish and fin fish. Any method All year.

Woolooware Bay

The whole of the waters of Woolooware Bay within the boundaries of a line drawn from the northern extremity of Taren Point to the port channel marker situated approximately 600m north, north-west from the western extremity of Pelican Point, then from that channel marker in a south-westerly direction to Shell Point, then following the foreshore in a northerly direction to the point of commencement.

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

Any method.

All year.

Botany Bay and Georges River

The whole of the waters of Botany Bay and the Georges River, together with all their tributaries, creeks, bays, lakes and inlets.

Oysters.

Any method except when taken in accordance with the New South Wales Shellfish Program under the Food Regulation 2004.

All year.

Salt Pan Creek

The whole of the waters of Salt Pan Creek upstream of a line drawn commencing at the Henry Lawson Drive road bridge across Salt Pan Creek to the nearest point on the opposite bank.

Important: Fish and shellfish caught in these waters should not be eaten due to high levels of pollutants being found in these waters.

You should release your catch.

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Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a trap.

All year.

Georges River -Traps

The whole of the tidal waters of  Georges River and its tributaries, upstream from Rabaul Road boat ramp at Georges Hall to Liverpool Weir.

Important: Fish and shellfish caught in these waters should not be eaten due to high levels of pollutants being found in these waters.

You should release your catch.

View the warning sign (PDF, 637.13 KB)

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a trap.

All year.

The above closures are generated from the Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2010 unless otherwise specified.

For more detailed local information see the Sydney South Recreational Fishing Guide