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Fishing in
Tuross brochure
and map



Fishing licenses are available
at the:
Tuross Service
Station

The Tuross Newsagency


Tuross Boatshed
and Cafe

 

 

Tuross Head Tides

 

The Tuross Head
Fishing Club

have their own
webpage here as well
as their
events calendar

 

Welcome to Tuross Head and to our waterways

Some info to help you enjoy your time here:

Your might like to read our Tuross Head Fishing Brochure
that also has a map of where to fish

 

Spearfishing

Spearfishing is allowed along the ocean frontage at Tuross however you need to remail within 20 m of the points and not spearfish along the beach zone.

The Tuross Estuary is classified as a recreational
fishing haven

Please note: All inland waters are closed to spearfishing as
well as various areas along the coast. Entrances, coastal
lagoons and other tidal waters are closed to spearfishing

Under the TUROSS ESTUARY AND COILA
LAKE WATERWAY USAGE MANAGEMENT
PLAN 2005

Spear-fishing was moved to be banned from within
the entrance channels of the Tuross estuary and Coila
Lake thereby preventing the risk of injury to swimmers
associated with this activity. Line-fishing from within
the entrance channel was not recommended for restriction.

Never spearfish alone and always inform others
of your fishing plans. Let friends or family know
where you are going and when you will be back.

A safety boat, with the operator acting as a lookout,
should accompany spearfishers at all times.

Spearfishers should always tow a float displaying
the ‘Divers Flag A’.

Spearfishers in NSW are required to pay the NSW recreational
fishing fee and comply with bag limits.

Penalties
Penalties apply to persons who take or possess fish
(including invertebrates, shells, etc.) taken in
contravention of fishing closures, including aquatic
reserves and intertidal protected areas.

 

Going out to sea?

Tuross Marine Rescue for those going out to sea

Please read the above sign at the Boat Ramp !!!

 



Fishing Map of Tuross and Coila showing what you can catch where
Thanks to Henry Kark for providing this map

Batemans Bay Marine Park Info

 

Below: An appeal to concerned fisherfolk and citizens. Spoken by J. Wellington Fishface for and on behalf of the Fish Community of Tuross Head and Coila Lake Thanks go to Gary Keady for this production

The Dept Primary Industries Recreational Fishing site

Catch and release fishing techniques

Recreational fishing rules and regulations

 

 

Please Keep Safe

Safe fishing
Don't put your life on the line

* Never fish by yourself – stay in sight of another person fishing
* Inform others of your plans and carry a mobile phone.
* Wear light clothing – it will allow you to swim easily if you are washed in
* Check tides and weather – avoid fishing in dangerous conditions and observe tide changes.
* Wear appropriate footwear – with non-slip soles – and avoid the waters edge.
* Wear a life jacket or PFD and carry safety equipment in case someone should fall in.
* Observe first – fish later – spend time watching the fishing spot before actually fishing
* Plan an escape route – if washed in, stay calm and swim AWAY from the rocks to look for a safe place to come ashore or stay afloat and wait for help
* Don’t ever turn your back on the sea
* Ask advice from locals

IF YOU WITNESS SOMEONE BEING WASHED INTO THE OCEAN, follow the simple steps:

* DO NOT jump in if someone is washed into the water
* Use a rope, Angel Ring close by, something that floats to rescue the person
* Dial 000, or 112, from your mobile or go get help

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ROCK FISHING SAFETY, INCLUDING TRANSLATED MATERIAL, MORE FACT SHEETS AND FREE DOWNLOADS VISIT:

www.safefishing.com.au

www.rfansw.com.au

www.safewaters.nsw.gov

Check out the Video below on Rock fishing safety

 

Information is also available in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese at this link.

 


The Australian Kayak Fishing Forum

Kayak Fishing Down Under

Welcome to the Australian Kayak Fishing Stuff Forum.

 

An assessment of changes in the daytime, boat-based, recreational fishery of the Tuross Lake estuary following the establishment of a ‘Recreational Fishing Haven’