Lake Macquarie

Area affected

Species of fish that must not be taken

Methods of fishing prohibited

Period

Lake Macquarie - Traps and Digging

The whole of the waters of Lake Macquarie and its tributaries, from its confluence with the South Pacific Ocean.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of the following:

(a)  a trap, other than a bait trap,

(b)  a spade or fork.

All year.

Lake Macquarie - Prawn Nets

The whole of the waters of Lake Macquarie, from its confluence with the South Pacific Ocean upwards to a line drawn from the westernmost extremity of Marks Point generally south to the northern most extremity of Coon Island Nature Reserve.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of the following:

(a) a hand-hauled prawn net,

(b) a push or scissors net (prawns).

All year.

Lake Macquarie - Upper Reaches

The whole of the waters of Mannering Bay and its tributaries including Wyee Creek, upstream of the causeway across the entrance to Mannering Bay.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a hoop or lift net.

All year.

Lake Macquarie - Lake Petite

The whole of the waters of Lake Petite upstream of its confluence with Bardens Bay.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a hoop or lift net.

All year.

Lake Macquarie - Whiteheads Lagoon

The whole of the waters of Whiteheads Lagoon upstream of the road bridge near its confluence with Lake Macquarie.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a hoop or lift net.

All year.

Lake Macquarie - Muddy Lake and Lake Eraring

The whole of the waters of Muddy Lake and Lake Eraring, upstream of a line drawn from the southern extremity of Pipers Point to the most north-eastern point of the north bank of Dora Creek.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a hoop or lift net.

All year.

Lake Macquarie - Duck Hole Lagoon

The whole of the waters of Duck Hole Lagoon.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a hoop or lift net.

All year.

Lake Macquarie - Eraring Power Station

The whole of the waters of the Eraring power station outlet canal, and the waters within 100 metres of the canal extremity.

Any species of fish.

Any method.

6pm on each day to 6am on the following day in May to August (inclusive) in each year.

Lake Macquarie - Vales Point Power Station

The whole of the waters of the Vales Point power station outlet canal, and the waters within 100 metres of the canal extremity.

Any species of fish.

Any method.

6pm on each day to 6am on the following day in May to August (inclusive) in each year.

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

For more detailed local information see the Lake Macquarie Hunter Recreational Fishing Guide