Clarence River and Iluka

Area affected

Species of fish that must not be taken

Methods of fishing prohibited

Period

Clarence River—Crab Trap

The whole of the waters of the Clarence River and its tributaries, upstream of a line drawn across the River from the boat ramp adjacent to the Maclean Court House (that is, the Old Ashby Ferry crossing).

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a crab trap.

All year.

Clarence River (Crystal Bay)—Nets

The whole of the waters of Crystal Bay, upstream of a line drawn from the centre of the turning circle of Westringa Place to the northern-most point of Witonga Drive.

Any species of fish.

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

All year.

Clarence River (Sportsman’s Creek)—Nets

The whole of the waters of Sportsman’s Creek and its tributaries, from the weir above Lawrence upstream to its source.

Any species of fish.

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

All year.

Clarence River (Orara River)—Nets

The whole of the tidal waters of Orara River and its tributaries, upstream from its junction with Jacky’s Creek to Bawden Bridge.

Any species of fish.

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

All year.

Clarence River (Headwaters)—Nets

The whole of the waters of the Mann River (Mitchell River), Nymbodia River, and the upper reaches of the Clarence River and their tributaries, upstream from a line drawn across the Clarence River at the power line above the rapids approximately 5km upstream of Copmanhurst.

Any species of fish.

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

All year.

Iluka – Woody Bay

The whole of the waters of Woody Bay enclosed by a line drawn from the broad arrow mark engraved in the rock at the northeasterly end of the Woody Head camping ground (29°21.890′S, 153°22.440′E), then in a northerly direction for approximately 300 metres to the broad arrow mark marked FD engraved in the rock near Seagull Hole (29°21.780′S, 153°22.430′E), then in a southwesterly direction to the Maritime Authority of NSW navigation buoy (29°21.850′S, 153°22.274′E), then in a southwesterly direction to the post marked “NSWF” on the foreshore (29°21.940′S, 153°22.260′E), then along the mean high water mark to the point of commencement.Any species of fish.Any method involving the use of a lobster 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 Clarence Recreational Fishing Guide