Richmond River and Wilsons River

Area affected

Species of fish that must not be taken

Methods of fishing prohibited

Period

Richmond River (Lower Reaches) - Traps

The whole of the waters of the Richmond River and tributaries from a line drawn between the eastern extremities of the northern and southern breakwaters, upstream to the Burns Point ferry crossing.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a trap (other than a bait trap).

All year.

Richmond River - Southern Burns Point

The whole of the waters within a 50 metre radius of the southern Burns Point ferry approach ramp on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Any species of fish.

Any method.

All year.

Richmond River - Ballina Quays

The whole of the waters of the Richmond River known as Ballina Quays, north of a line drawn from the south-western corner of lot 1 Riverside Drive, bearing 231°31′ to the south-western bank of Ballina Quays.

Any species of fish.

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

All year.

Richmond River - Artificial Lakes

The whole of the tidal waters of the artificial lakes known as Prospect Lake and Chickiba Lake at East Ballina and Shaws Bay or Saltwater Lagoon (north of the northern training wall and breakwater) and their tributaries.

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 landing net.

All year.

Richmond River and Wilsons River (Upper Reaches) - Traps

The whole of the tidal waters of the Richmond River and its tributaries (including Wilsons River and its tributaries), upstream from the Woodburn road bridge.

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a trap (other than 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 Richmond Recreational Fishing Guide