General freshwater fishing closures

Inland waters closed to fishing

Inland waterway

Fishing method

Bega River
(upper reaches) – nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of the Bega River and its tributaries upstream from the junction with Bargo Lagoon Creek to its source, including Bargo Lagoon and Bargo Lagoon Creek, and the whole of the non tidal waters of Jellat Jellat Creek and its tributaries upstream from the floodgate located approximately 450 metres above Russels Bridge crossing to its source.

Brogo River
Brogo Dam

All fishing methods prohibited in the Brogo River and its tributaries within 300 metres downstream of the Brogo Dam outlet regulator.

Clarence River
(upper reaches) – nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the Clarence River and its tributaries, upstream from the power line approximately 5 km upstream from Copmanhurst to its source.

Cooks River
(upper reaches) – nets and traps

Any method involving the use of a net or trap other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters  of the Cooks River and its tributaries, upstream from Punchbowl Road Bridge, Belfield.

Deep Creek
(upper reaches) – nets and traps

Any method involving the use of a net or trap other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters  of Deep Creek and its tributaries, from Sullivans Road Bridge,Valla upstream to its source.

Doon Doon Creek
Clarrie Hall Dam

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of Doon Doon Creek and its tributaries, downstream from the Clarrie Hall Dam wall to the junction with the Tweed River during the period from August to October (inclusive).

Dumaresq River –
Bonshaw Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Dumaresq River and its tributaries, from within 100 metres downstream from the weir face at Bonshaw Weir.

Edward River
Stevens Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Edward River from within 80 metres upstream and 70 metres downstream from the weir face at Stevens Weir.

Frenchman’s Creek –
Lake Victoria

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of Frenchman’s Creek at Lake Victoria Inlet Regulator within 100 metres upstream from the centre of the regulator wall and from a point on the northern bank 120 metres downstream of where the regulator adjoins the northern bank of the Frenchman’s Creek to a point on the southern bank, 100 metres downstream of where the centre of the regulator wall adjoins the southern bank of Frenchman’s Creek.

Georges River
(upper reaches) – traps

Any method involving the use of a trap is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of the Georges River and its tributaries, upstream from Liverpool Weir to its source.

Hunter and Paterson Rivers
(upper reaches) – nets and traps

Any method involving the use of a net or trap other than a landing net or shrimp trap is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of the Hunter and Paterson Rivers and their tributaries, on the Hunter River upstream from the railway bridge crossing at Oakhampton to its source and on the Paterson River upstream from Gostwyck Bridge near Martins Creek to its source.

Iron Pot Creek –
Toonumbar Dam

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of Iron Pot Creek and its tributaries, 1.225 km downstream from the downstream end of the Toonumbar Dam Spillway during the period from August to October (inclusive).

Jenolan River

All fishing methods prohibited in the whole of the waters of the Jenolan River and its tributaries, from the spawning pool adjacent to the hydro-electric power station near Jenolan Caves upstream to its source.

Lachlan River –
Brewster Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Lachlan River within 100 metres downstream of the weir face of Brewster Weir (main weir).

Lachlan River –
Brewster Weir

(outlet regulator)

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Lachlan River within 100 metres downstream of the outer wall of the Brewster Weir outlet regulator.

Lachlan River –
Lake Brewster

(Ballyrogan Channel)

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Ballyrogan Channel within 100 metres downstream of the outer wall of the Lake Brewster outlet regulator.

Lachlan River –
Lake Cargelligo

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Lachlan River within 50 metres upstream and 50 metres downstream from the weir face at Lake Cargelligo.

Lachlan River –
Willandra Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Lachlan River within 100 metres downstream of the weir face at Willandra Weir.

Lachlan River –
Wyangala Dam

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Lachlan River within 400 metres downstream from the weir face at Wyangala Dam to the low level bridge.

Lane Cove River
(Lane Cove Weir, upper reaches) – boatshed to Fern Valley

Any fishing method, other than by catch and release fishing (so that any fish caught are immediately returned to the water unharmed) from an unpowered vessel using artificial flies or lures or a landing net, is prohibited in the whole of the waters of the Lane Cove River, from a line drawn from a post at the boatshed to a post on the opposite bank upstream to a line drawn across the river between two posts on opposite sides of the river at picnic area number 20 (Fern Valley).

Lane Cove River
(upper reaches) – upstream from Fern Valley

Any fishing method, other than by catch and release fishing (so that any fish caught are immediately returned to the water unharmed) or a landing net, is prohibited in the whole of the waters of the Lane Cove River, upstream from Fern Valley from a line drawn across the river between two posts on opposite sides of the river to its source.

Longneck Lagoon
nets and traps

Any method involving the use of a net or trap other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the waters of Longneck Lagoon and its tributaries, east of Cattai Road.

MacIntyre River –
Goondiwindi Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the MacIntyre River and its tributaries,from within 150 metres upstream and 150 metres downstream from the weir face at Goondiwindi Weir.

Macleay River
(upper reaches) – nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of the Macleay River and its tributaries, from Belgrave Falls, Kempsey upstream to its source.

Macquarie River –
Burrendong Dam

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Macquarie River within 185 metres upstream of the weir face at Burrendong Dam,185 metres downstream of the wall of the Burrendong Dam outlet regulator and within the spillway channel at Burrendong Dam.

Macquarie River –
South Dubbo Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in Macquarie River at South Dubbo Weir, 75m downstream of the weir face.

Manly Dam
nets and traps

Any method involving the use of a net or trap other than a landing net or shrimp trap is prohibited in the whole of the waters of Manly Dam and its tributaries.

Mann River

All fishing is prohibited in the Mann River and its tributaries upstream of its junction with the Clarence River, except the Oban River and its tributaries upstream of its junction with, but not including, the Sara River, the Guy Fawkes River and its tributaries, upstream of its junction with, but not including, the Aberfoyle River and the Nymboida River and its tributaries, upstream of its junction with, and including, Wild Cattle Creek from August to October (inclusive), to protect breeding populations of Eastern Cod.

Manning River
(upper reaches) – nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of the Manning River and its tributaries, from Abbotts Falls near Wingham upstream to its source.

Mehi River –
Moree Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Mehi River and its tributaries from within 15 metres upstream and 85 metres downstream of the weir face at Moree Weir.

Moruya and Deua Rivers
(upper reaches) – nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non tidal waters of the Moruya and Deua Rivers and their tributaries, upstream from the junction with Wamban Creek to its source and including Wamban Creek to its source.

Murray River –
Horseshoe Lagoon
– Murray Cod (Maccullochella peelii peelii) and Golden Perch (Macquaria ambigua)

Any fishing method for Murray Cod or Golden Perch, other than by catch and release fishing (so that any fish caught are immediately returned to the water unharmed) or a landing net, is prohibited in the whole of the waters of Horseshoe Lagoon on the Murray River floodplain at West Albury.

Murray River –
Hume Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murray River within 130 metres downstream from the weir face at Hume Weir.

Murray River (Kulnine)
Weir and Lock No. 9

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murray River at Weir 9 (at Kulnine) within 50 metres upstream from the centre of the weir wall and from the downstream end of the inner wall of the lock chamber in a straight line across the river to a point on the NSW bank, 150 metres downstream of where the weir wall adjoins the NSW bank.

Murray River (Mildura)
Weir and Lock No. 11

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murray River at Weir 11 (at Mildura) within 50 metres upstream from the centre of the weir wall and from a point on the NSW bank 142 metres downstream from where the weir wall adjoins the NSW bank in a straight line across the river to a point on the Victorian bank, 120 metres downstream of where the weir wall adjoins the Victorian bank.

Murray River (Robinvale)
Weir and Lock No. 15

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murray River at Weir 15 (at Robinvale) within 50 metres upstream from the centre of the weir wall and from the downstream end of the inner wall of the lock chamber in a straight line across the river to a point on the NSW bank, 65 metres downstream of where the weir wall adjoins the NSW bank.

Murray River (Rufus River) – Weir and Lock No. 7

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murray River at Weir 7 (at Rufus River) within 50 metres upstream from the centre of the weir wall and from the downstream end of the inner wall of the lock chamber in a straight line across the river to a point on the NSW bank, 125 metres downstream of where the weir wall adjoins the NSW bank.

Murray River
(upstream from Hume Weir) – Seven Mile Creek to Tintaldra – nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in that part of the Murray River and its tributaries, from its junction with and including Seven Mile Creek and its tributaries to the Tintaldra Road Bridge.

Murray River –
Torrumbarry Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murray River within 100 metres upstream and 100 metres downstream from the weir face at Torrumbarry Weir.

Murray River (Wangumma)
Weir and Lock No. 8

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murray River at Weir 8 (at Wangumma) within 50 metres upstream from the centre of the weir wall and from the downstream end of the inner wall of the lock chamber in a straight line across the river to a point on the Victorian bank, 150 metres downstream of where the weir wall adjoins the Victorian bank.

Murray River (Wentworth)
Weir and Lock No. 10

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murray River at Weir 10 (at Wentworth) within 50 metres upstream from the centre of the weir wall and from the downstream end of the lock training wall in a straight line across the river to a point on the Victorian bank, 65 metres downstream from where the weir wall adjoins the Victorian bank.

Murray River –
Yarrawonga Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murray River, from within 50 metres upstream of the weir wall at Yarrawonga Weir and from a point on the NSW bank 150 metres downstream from where the weir wall adjoins the  NSW bank, in a straight line across the river to a point on the Victorian bank, 130 metres downstream from where the weir wall adjoins the Victorian bank.

Murray River –
Yarrawonga Weir to Tocumwal

All fishing methods for any species of fish prohibited from September to November (inclusive) in the whole of the waters of the Murray River and its tributaries from the Yarrawonga Weir downstream to the Newell Highway road bridge at Tocumwal, to protect spawning populations of Trout Cod.

Murray River –
Yarrawonga Weir to Tocumwal
– nets and traps

Any method involving the use of a net or trap,other than a hoop net, landing net or shrimp trap, is prohibited in the whole of the waters of the Murray River and its tributaries, from Yarrawonga Weir downstream to the Newell Highway Bridge  at Tocumwal.

Murrumbidgee River –
Balranald Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murrumbidgee River within 94 metres upstream and 63 metres downstream from the weir face at Balranald Weir.

Murrumbidgee River –
Berembed Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murrumbidgee River within 100 metres upstream and 50 metres downstream of the weir face at Berembed Weir, excluding the waters of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area main channel off take.

Murrumbidgee River –
Burrinjuck Dam

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murrumbidgee River within 640 metres downstream from the weir face in line with the western end of the No. 1 power station at Burrinjuck Dam.

Murrumbidgee River –
Gogeldrie Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murrumbidgee River within 125 metres upstream and 65 metres downstream of the weir face at Gogeldrie Weir.

Murrumbidgee River –
Hay Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murrumbidgee River at Hay Weir from within 74 metres upstream from where the weir wall adjoins the northern bank and 140 metres upstream from where the weir wall adjoins the southern bank and from within 154 metres downstream of the weir face at Hay Weir.

Murrumbidgee River –
Maude Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murrumbidgee River within 70 metres upstream and 50 metres downstream of the weir face at Maude Weir.

Murrumbidgee River –
Redbank Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murrumbidgee River within 93 metres upstream and 92 metres downstream of the weir face at Redbank Weir.

Murrumbidgee River –
Yanco Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murrumbidgee River within 63 metres upstream and 80 metres downstream of the weir face of Yanco Creek Weir.

Murrumbidgee River –
Yanco Creek Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Murrumbidgee River within 73 metres upstream of the Yanco Creek  Weir face and downstream to the low level crossing located 53 metres downstream from where the weir wall adjoins the northern bank and 93 metres downstream from where the weir wall adjoins the southern bank.

Nambucca River and Warrell Creek
(upper reaches) – weekend netting

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of the Nambucca River and Warrell Creek and their tributaries, upstream from Lanes Bridge, Bowraville (Nambucca River arm), Boat Harbour Bridge (Taylors Arm) and the Pacific Highway Road Bridge at Cockburns Lane (Warrell Creek arm) to its source, during the period from 6pm Friday to 6pm Sunday in each week, or to 6pm Monday if Monday is a public holiday and 6am to 6pm on any weekday (other than a Monday) that is a public holiday.

Namoi River –
Lake Keepit

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Namoi River and its tributaries, from within 150 metres downstream  from the weir face at Lake Keepit.

Namoi River –
Manilla Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Namoi River and its tributaries, from within 50 metres upstream and 50 metres downstream from the weir face at the upper weir adjacent to Chaffey Park, Manilla.

Nepean River – nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of the Nepean River and its tributaries, upstream from the Yarramundi Bridge crossing near Agnes Banks.

Nepean River –
Penrith Weir

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Nepean River within 115 metres upstream and 26 metres downstream from the weir face at Penrith Weir.

Orara River
(upper reaches) – nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of the Orara River and its tributaries, upstream from Bawden Bridge to its source.

Richmond River –
Jabour Weir

Any fishing method, other than by catch and release fishing (so that any fish caught are immediately returned to the water unharmed or as soon as possible within 50 metres upstream of the weir), is prohibited in that part of the Richmond River within 50 metres upstream and 200 metres downstream from the weir face at Jabour Weir.

Rous River
(upper reaches) – nets and traps

Any method involving the use of a net or trap other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non tidal waters of the Rous River and its tributaries, from Boat Harbour Bridge upstream to its source.

Rufus River –
Lake Victoria

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Rufus River at the Lake Victoria outlet regulator within 100 metres upstream and 100 metres downstream from the centre of the regulator wall.

Serpentine River –
L.P. Dutton Trout Hatchery

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Serpentine River and its tributaries, from the weir above the L.P. Dutton Trout Hatchery to 2.4 km downstream from the weir.

Shoalhaven River –
Tallowa Dam

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Shoalhaven River from the Tallowa Dam wall downstream for 300 metres to a line drawn across the river between two posts on opposite banks of the river.

Swampy Plain River –
Khancoban Pondage

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Swampy Plain River within 120 metres downstream from the weir face at Khancoban Pondage.

Thredbo River –
Gaden Hatchery

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Thredbo River and its tributaries, from the upstream end of Paddy’s Corner Reserve to 2.4 km.

Towamba River
(upper) – nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non tidal waters of the Towamba River and its tributaries, upstream from the Jack Seiffert Bridge, Kiah.

Tumut River –
Blowering Dam

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Tumut River within 250 metres downstream from the Blowering Dam power station at Blowering Dam.

Tumut River –
Blowering Dam
– nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the waters of Blowering Dam, upstream from the face of the dam to the confluence of running waters.

Tumut River –
Jounama Dam

All fishing methods prohibited in that part of the Tumut River within 800 metres downstream from the Jounama Dam spillway gates at Jounama Dam.

Tweed River
(Bray Park Weir upper reaches) – nets and traps

Any method involving the use of a net or trap other than a landing net or shrimp trap is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of the Tweed River and its tributaries, upstream from the Bray Park Weir wall to its source.

Wallamba River
(upper reaches) – nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of the Wallamba River and its tributaries, from the causeway at Clarksons Crossing, Nabiac upstream to its source.

Warrell Creek
(upper reaches) – nets and traps

Any method involving the use of a net or trap other than a landing net or shrimp trap is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of Warrell Creek and its tributaries, from the Pacific Highway Road Bridge at Cockburns Lane (Warrell Creek arm) upstream to its source.

Williams River
(upper reaches) – nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of the Williams River and its tributaries, from Seaham Weir upstream to its source.

Wonboyn River
(upper) – nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of the Wonboyn River and its tributaries, upstream from its junction with Watergums Creek and including Watergums

Creek and the whole of the non tidal waters of Bull Creek (north and western arms) upstream from their junctions with Wonboyn River.

Woronora River
(upper reaches) – nets

Any method involving the use of a net other than a landing net is prohibited in the whole of the non-tidal waters of the Woronora River and its tributaries, upstream from the causeway at Pass of Sabugal, Barden Ridge to its source.