Sydney South recreational fishing guide


Our State's fisheries are a community-owned resource. We all have a responsibility to protect and safeguard this natural asset for present and future generations.

Fishing regulations are in place to protect and conserve our fish stocks, aquatic habitats and biological diversity, including public health and safety and ensuring that
fishing activities remain sustainable.

This recreational fishing guide explains the fishing methods allowed or prohibited in Botany Bay, Port Hacking and their tributaries including beaches, rivers and other waters from Bondi to Garie Beach and must be used together with the Saltwater fishing guide.

This Primefact provides valuable information on fishing in Sydney South including:

  • closures
  • maps
  • aquatic reserves
  • fishing rules
  • spearfishing
  • catch and release
  • recreational fishing havens
  • fish aggregating devices (FADs)


Published: Jan 2019