Lake Illawarra

Area affected

Species of fish that must not be taken

Methods of fishing prohibited

Period

Lake Illawarra

The waters of Lake Illawarra from a line drawn between the most easterly points of the southern and northern breakwaters at the entrance of the Lake Illawarra upstream to a white post on the foreshore at the western prolongation of Boronia Avenue, Windang at a point 34°31.76′S, 150°51.78′E, then generally north-westerly to a white post at a point 34°31.74′S, 150°51.73′E, then continuing north-westerly to a white post at a point 34°31.66′S, 150°51.51′E, then south-westerly to a white post at a point 34°31.72′S, 150°51.42′E, then to the north-western shore of Bevans Island at a point 34°31.92′S, 150°51.37′E, then by that shore of that island bearing generally south south-westerly to a white post marked FD at a point 34°32.13′S, 150°51.19′E at the westernmost extremity of the island, then in a south south-westerly direction to a white post marked FD at a point 34°32.39′S, 150°51.07′E on the southern shore of Lake Illawarra at the eastern point of the entrance to Foster’s Creek; then by the southern foreshore of Lake Illawarra generally north-easterly and south-easterly to the point of commencement.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of the following:

(a)  a hoop or lift net,

(b)  a hand-hauled prawn net,

(c)  a push or scissors net (prawns),

(d)  a crab trap,

(e) a lobster trap.

All year.

Lake Illawarra (Mullet Creek) - Nets

The whole of the waters of Mullet Creek and its tributaries, from its confluence with Lake Illawarra upstream to its source.

Any species of fish.

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

All year.

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

For more detailed local information see the Illawarra Recreational Fishing Guide