Recreational fishing access in water supply dams
NSW DPI says the Recreational Fishing Access in Water Supply Dams Working Group is considering recreational fishing access in Sydney water impoundments.
The first meeting of the Working Group involving DPI and WaterNSW representatives was held on 12 March with a second meeting planned for 28 April, 2021. The initial meetings focused on developing terms of reference and formulating a work plan to permit recreational fishing access at Woodford Dam in the Blue Mountains (pictured above) and identifying and progressing opportunities to improve/enhance existing fishing access at Fitzroy Falls Reservoir and at Tallowa Dam.
Peter Turnell, NSW DPI Director Fisheries and Aquaculture Management, says he anticipates input from the recreational fishing sector will be essential as the Working Group progresses toward identifying these enhanced access opportunities.
Turnell also said this may involve the Recreational Fishing NSW Advisory Council, other relevant recreational fishing groups, as well as other government organisations such as NSW Health.