Sydney Harbour and Northern Beaches Recreational Fishing Guide


Fishing is a fun, outdoor activity for the whole family. Fishing rules help ensure healthy and sustainable fisheries for future generations.

Sydney Harbour (Port Jackson) and surrounding waterway’s provide a wide range of fishing opportunities from beach or jetty fishing to the more adventurous rock and boat fishing. This guide provides essential information on fishing, including any closures and restrictions, which apply within Sydney Harbour and Sydney’s northern beaches.

DPI fisheries officers routinely patrol waterways, boat ramps and foreshores to advise anglers about responsible fishing practices and to ensure compliance with NSW fishing regulations.

This publication provides valuable information on fishing in Sydney Harbour and Northern Beaches including:

  • closures
  • dioxin contamination
  • maps
  • fishing rules
  • fish aggregating devices (FADs)


Published: Mar 2017