Nambucca River

Area affected

Species of fish that must not be taken

Methods of fishing prohibited

Period

Nambucca River and Warrell Creek—Weekend Netting

The whole of the tidal waters of Nambucca River and Warrell Creek and their tributaries, downstream from Lanes Bridge, Bowraville (Nambucca River arm), Boatharbour Bridge (Taylors arm) and the Pacific Highway road bridge at Cockburns Lane (Warrell Creek arm).

Any species of fish.

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

The period from 6pm Friday to 6pm Sunday in each week, or to 6pm Monday if Monday is a public holiday. On any weekday (other than a Monday) that is a public holiday: the period from 6am to 6pm.

Nambucca River Entrance—Nets

The whole of the waters of that part of Nambucca River from its confluence with the South Pacific Ocean (including the waters of Inner Harbour and Siberia Lagoon) upstream to the causeway to Stuart’s Island and a line extending from the southern end of the causeway on Stuart’s Island generally east along the mean high water mark to 30°39.270′S, 152°59.770′E (on the south-eastern side of Stuart’s Island), then across the Nambucca River to 30°39.410′S, 153°00.170′E (on the northernmost point of the western bank of Warrell Creek), then across Warrell Creek to 30°39.410′S, 153°00.360′E (on the eastern bank of Warrell Creek).

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 hoop or lift net,
(c)  a landing net.

All year.

Warrell Creek—Nets and Traps

The whole of the tidal waters of Warrell Creek and its tributaries, from the Scotts Head boat ramp adjacent to Warrell Creek Reserve upstream to the Pacific Highway road bridge at Cockburns Lane.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a net or trap, other than the following:
(a)  a landing net,
(b)  a bait 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 Coffs Harbour to Nambucca Recreational Fishing Guide