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Community Fishing

Be part of the Community ‘catch and release’ fishing program at Sydney International Regatta Centre. Supervised by NSW Department of Primary Industries Fish Care volunteers, it’s a great way to learn about responsible catch and release practices, as well as the rules and regulations of inland fishing, fishing conservation, ethics and the environment. You’ll also learn about the adaptive management plan of Penrith Lakes, including the importance of native fish communities for thriving ecosystems and recreational fishing.

There are currently nine species of freshwater fish in Penrith Lakes, including Australian bass, freshwater catfish and long finned eel.

Program details

  • Shore-based fishing
  • BYO equipment, including barbless hooks
  • BYO bait such as corn, bread or worms. Live bait is prohibited
  • Children under 16 years MUST be supervised by a parent or adult guardian
  • Current NSW Fisheries recreation fishing licence essential.

NSW Fisheries recreation fishing licences can be purchased at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. Some exemptions apply. Contact us for more information.

The Community fishing program is held most Tuesdays from 9am to 5pm. Check the events calendar for more information.