NSW Trout Strategy

Trout caught at Upper Geehi River

In consultation with stakeholders, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is preparing a strategy to future-proof the recreational trout fishery.

The strategy will recognise and promote awareness of the broad range of socio-economic benefits that trout fishing offers.

Identifying and responding to the various adverse factors affecting this key freshwater fishery is vital if the benefits offered by trout fishing in NSW are to be maintained and developed.

Trout Strategy workshops

NSW DPI will be conducting a series of workshops to guide the direction of the Trout Strategy. The purpose of these meetings is to seek community input on the range of issues affecting the recreational trout fishery and to identify options designed to support high quality trout fisheries and positive angling experiences. Workshops will be held at:

Venue Date and time
Armidale Bowling Club
92-96 Dumaresq Street, Armidale
15 May 2018
3:45pm to 8:00pm
Panthers Bathurst
132 Piper Street, Bathurst
16 May 2018
3:45pm to 8:00pm
Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains
10 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne
17 May 2018
3:45pm to 8:00pm  


Time Agenda item
3.45 pm Introductions - NSW trout strategy overview (Robbie Sefton)
4.00 pm NSW trout fishery, where are we at, what are the threats, what do fishers want?
4.20 pm Fisher perspectives – Guest speaker
4.40 pm Break out – Where are we at? and vision
5.10 pm Presentations - What can we do?
5.50 pm Afternoon Tea
6.10 pm Research plan
6.30 pm Break out – What can we do and priorities?
7.00 pm Question session
7.45 pm Workshop Summary and Evaluation
8.00 pm Conclusion

The workshop will include breakout sessions where attendees can discuss ideas about the fishery going forward.

Current issues and potential management options for the NSW recreational trout fishery are summarised in the Trout Strategy Framework (PDF, 6493.67 KB) for reference and to guide discussions at the workshops.

View the Trout Strategy Consultation Report (PDF, 2716.72 KB).