Photo © Big Volcano - Byron Bay Charters
The Northern Rivers region is great for deep sea, beach casting and estuary fishing, and the many rivers and dams provide numerous opportunities for catch and release fishing.
Look out for "Fishing the Tweed River & Coast" and "Fishing the Three Rivers" (Evans, Richmond and Brunswick rivers), which have maps of the rivers and estuaries, tide charts, fishing spots, boat ramps, NSW Fisheries information on sizes and bag limits, and more. Pick one up from the local Tourist Information Centre or most outlets below.
A recreational fishing fee, (ranging from $5 for 3 days to $70 for 3 years) is payable in NSW. You can buy one at the outlets below, or check the NSW Fisheries site for exemptions. QLD Dams require a permit, check the web site at QLD Fisheries - Recreational Fishing for details. Please note that take limits and sizes differ between NSW and QLD
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"The National Code of Practice for Recreational Fishing addresses four main themes with an emphasis on respect, responsibility and sustainability". See also RecFish National Code (PDF) New (15/2/20: https://www.ansaqld.com.au)