Bass season opens

ANGLERS will once again be able to take Australian bass and estuary perch in rivers below impoundments and estuaries following the end of the annual spawning closure.

IN NSW, when fishing in these waters, a total bag limit of two (one or more species) per person and a total possession limit of four applies (one or more species), with only one fish over 35cm in length permitted.

The four-month zero bag limit protects schools of fish during spawning season in estuaries, with the opening marking the period after which most Australian bass and EPs will have returned to feeding grounds higher in the catchment.

Check your local state’s rules and regulations.

Info on freshwater fishing rules in NSW can be found online at

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