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The new lockdown laws are confusing at best. Last week fishing was added to activities that are allowed under the lockdown laws.

NSW Police have issued a stern warning to people fishing over the easter holiday period.

What I can do

  • No more than two people in your group
  • You must fish in your local area
  • You require a fishing license in NSW

What I can’t do

  • You cannot travel outside your local area
  • You cannot camp whilst fishing
  • Fishing holidays are not allowed

If you pack up your fishing gear and head outside your local area, you risk a fine of up to $1000 on the spot or a court can fine you up to $11,000.

The message is simple, fish local is ok, fishing holidays are not ok.

NSW Police will be conducting a high visibility operation in hot spots in rural towns turning visitors away over the easter weekend.

Stay home, fish local or you might catch more than you bargain for.