Today marks the official opening of the State’s annual trout opening, with the official opening of the State’s trout season set for this Saturday, 29 September.
Despite the state’s current dry conditions, many streams and rivers are in good condition and the spring weather and well-stocked waterways will still see fishers flocking to their favourite fishing spots.
Many keen anglers are expected to head to popular fishing destinations, such as the Thredbo and Eucumbene rivers in the Snowy Mountains, Fish River near Bathurst, Goobarragandra and Goodradigbee Rivers near Tumut and Yass, as well as many other streams in the Central Tablelands and New England areas
By the end of the October long weekend, more than 1.3 million juvenile rainbow trout and over 110,000 juvenile brown trout will have been released into the rivers and streams across the Central Tablelands and New England regions.
It’s important all anglers check they have a current and valid NSW Recreational Fishing Licence prior to fishing this weekend.
Information on the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee and trout fishing rules are available from www.dpi.nsw.gov.au - Photo courtesy of Ray Tang