NSW DPI Fisheries and the Federation Council have collaborated to re-establish shore-based access for recreational fishers to a public reserve in the heart of the Southern NSW township of Howlong.
The now-open 5 ha reserve links into a network of other public land, offering up to 2 km of very good shore-based access to the Black Swan anabranch and Murray River – an area known to hold good stocks of golden perch and Murray cod. This reserve is right in the township of Howlong and is a great place for the local community, as well as less abled anglers, to access a waterway for fishing.
You can find a map of the reserve HERE.
Anglers are reminded that access to these areas can only be maintained if the reserves are kept clean and tidy. If using the Howlong Reserve or one of the many other reserves across NSW, anglers can set an example by following some simple courtesies:
- Leave gates as you find them.
- Practice courtesy towards other anglers
- Vehicles must stay on formed tracks.
- Report any environmental damage, illegal fishing or pollution.
- Minimise environmental damage.
- Remove all your rubbish
- Comply with fishing regulations.
- Carefully return undersized, protected or unwanted fish to the water.