Clarence River and Iluka

Area affected

Species of fish that must not be taken

Methods of fishing prohibited

Period

Clarence River—Crab Trap

The whole of the waters of the Clarence River and its tributaries, upstream of a line drawn across the River from the boat ramp adjacent to the Maclean Court House (that is, the Old Ashby Ferry crossing).

Any species of fish.

Any method involving the use of a crab trap.

All year.

Clarence River (Crystal Bay)—Nets

The whole of the waters of Crystal Bay, upstream of a line drawn from the centre of the turning circle of Westringa Place to the northern-most point of Witonga Drive.

Any species of fish.

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

All year.

Clarence River (Sportsman’s Creek)—Nets

The whole of the waters of Sportsman’s Creek and its tributaries, from the weir above Lawrence upstream to its source.

Any species of fish.

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

All year.

Clarence River (Orara River)—Nets

The whole of the tidal waters of Orara River and its tributaries, upstream from its junction with Jacky’s Creek to Bawden Bridge.

Any species of fish.

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

All year.

Clarence River (Headwaters)—Nets

The whole of the waters of the Mann River (Mitchell River), Nymbodia River, and the upper reaches of the Clarence River and their tributaries, upstream from a line drawn across the Clarence River at the power line above the rapids approximately 5km upstream of Copmanhurst.

Any species of fish.

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

All year.

Iluka – Woody Bay

The whole of the waters of Woody Bay enclosed by a line drawn from the broad arrow mark engraved in the rock at the northeasterly end of the Woody Head camping ground (29°21.890′S, 153°22.440′E), then in a northerly direction for approximately 300 metres to the broad arrow mark marked FD engraved in the rock near Seagull Hole (29°21.780′S, 153°22.430′E), then in a southwesterly direction to the Maritime Authority of NSW navigation buoy (29°21.850′S, 153°22.274′E), then in a southwesterly direction to the post marked “NSWF” on the foreshore (29°21.940′S, 153°22.260′E), then along the mean high water mark to the point of commencement.Any species of fish.Any method involving the use of a lobster trap.All year

Clarence River  (Palmers Island)

   
The closure adjacent to the Tru Blu prawn farm applies to the whole of the waters bounded by a line commencing at the point on the eastern bank of the Clarence River located at 29° 23.014' S / 153° 17.244' E approximately 10 m south of the jetty, and heading generally west-north-west 100m perpendicular offshore to the point located in the Clarence River at 29° 22.982' S / 153° 17.200' E, then heading generally south-west 100m from the shoreline along the mean high water mark to the point located in the Clarence River at 29° 23.219' S / 153° 17.061' E, then heading generally south-east to the point located on the eastern bank of the Clarence River at 29° 23.240' S / 153° 17.111' E, then heading generally north-north-east along the mean high water mark to the point of commencement.Any species of fish December 21 to 22 June 2018

Clarence River (Romiaka Channel)

   
The closure adjacent to the Fortune prawn farm applies to the whole of the waters and bounded by a line commencing at the point on the north-western bank of the Romiaka Channel located at 29° 24.513' S / 153° 18.943' E, and heading generally south-east 100 m perpendicular offshore in line with the small island located in the Romiaka Channel at 29° 24.568' S / 153° 18.945' E, then heading generally west then south-west 100m from the shoreline along the mean high water mark to the point located on the outer-most edge of the mangrove forest adjacent to the western bank of the Romiaka Channel at 29° 24.897' S / 153° 18.119' E, then heading generally north to the southern edge of the mangrove forest located adjacent to the northern bank of the Romiaka Channel at point 29° 24.838' S / 153° 18.108' E then heading generally north-east along the mean high water mark to the point of commencement.Any species of fish December 21 to 22 June 2018

Clarence River (Palmers Channel)

   
The waters bounded by a line commencing at the point on northern bank of Palmers Channel located at 29° 27.493' S / 153° 16.787' E, then heading generally south-south-east to the point located on the southern bank of Palmers Channel at 29° 27.507' S / 153° 16.804' E, then following the shoreline generally east along the mean high water mark to the point located on the southern bank of Palmers Channel at 29° 27.550' S / 153° 16.960' E, then heading generally north-east to the northern bank of Palmers Channel located at 29° 27.542' S / 153° 16.983' E to encompass the whole of the waters between mean high water mark on both banks of Palmers Channel.Any species of fish January 18 to 22 June 2018

Clarence River (Micalo Channel)

   
The waters bounded by a line commencing at the point on western bank of Micalo Channel located at 29° 27.018' S / 153° 17.674' E, then heading generally north-east to the point located on the eastern bank of Micalo Channel at 29° 26.993' S/ 153° 17.724' E, then following the shoreline generally south along the mean high water mark to the point located on the eastern bank of Micalo Channel at 29° 27.048' S / 153° 17.787' E, then heading generally south-west to the western bank of Micalo Channel located at 29° 27.113' S / 153° 17.755' E to encompass the whole of the waters between mean high water mark on both banks of Micalo Channel.Any species of fish January 18 to 22 June 2018

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

For more detailed local information see the Clarence Recreational Fishing Guide