Recreational and Charter Fishing

  • arrow-up Expenditure $2,138m est. Down 8% yoy.
  • 69% of recreational fishing activity was concentrated in marine waters.
  • An estimated 9.3 million organisms caught during 2017-18ah.

The Fishing Stream live event

DPI Fisheries held a Facebook live-stream event in August 2020 to provide practical information to recreational fishers across the state.

The Fishing Stream event was hosted by recreational fishing media professional Steve Starling who conducted interviews with relevant DPI staff and local tackle industry experts.

In 30 minutes, DPI was able to reach more than 73,000 people with 15,000 views, 4,200 engagements, 650 comments and 240 reactions. Follow NSW DPI Fisheries on Facebook to stay up to date on events and information.

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Threatened fish rescued across NSW

DPI have conducted relocations of threatened fish from western NSW to the coast, to help protect our native fish species from challenging environmental conditions.

Drought, high temperatures, bushfires and heavy rainfall placed already threatened fish species across NSW under even greater pressure in 2019-20.

Rescues have taken place in the Gwydir, Border Rivers, Macquarie, Lachlan, Upper Murray catchments in the Murray-Darling Basin and in the Clarence and Richmond River catchments on the coast.

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