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Freshwater recreational rules and regulations summary


The fishing rules in this brochure are current at the time of printing and cannot be used as a defense in a court of law. For more information on fishing rules, contact your local NSW DPI Fisheries office or check the website. A saltwater rules and regulations summary is available in a similar format. Detailed recreational fishing guides are also available.

Report illegal fishing to the nearest NSW DPI Fisheries office or Fishers Watch Hotline on 1800 043 536.


Published: 22 Sep 2021

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