THE trout fishing season re-opens on rivers and streams in NSW this coming Saturday, September 29.
With workers from Gaden trout hatchery at Jindabyne and volunteers from acclimatisation societies throughout the state working hard to restock many waters, expectations are high for a good start to the trout season.
Anglers require a Recreational Fishing Licence to fish for trout in NSW.
For information on rules and regulations associated with trout waters visit the NSW DPI website at: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/publications/fishing-guides2/guide
Trout anglers are being reminded that maritime laws now require lifejackets to be worn when fishing from boats on alpine waters.
Alpine waters are defined as: Lake Burrinjuck, Lake Eucumbene, Lake Jindabyne, Khancoban Pondage, Swampy Plains River, Mannus Lake, Googong Reservoir, Blowering Dam, and all navigable waters contained within the boundaries of the Kosciusko National Park. If you go fishing on alpine waters in a boat or kayak less than 4.8m in length you must wear a lifejacket at all times, as do children under 12.
For all information on the new laws, go to www.lifejacketwearit.com.au