Good Reason NOT to use Yabby Traps East of the Newell Highway

Here’s a good reason NOT to use yabby traps east of the Newell Highway.

Fisheries officers in the Central Tablelands District found an abandoned yabby trap which had killed three native water rats in Lewis Ponds Creek, east of Orange last week.

Yabby traps pose a real threat to native animals such as turtles, lizards, platypus and water rats as they are easily entangled and killed in illegal traps. Traps that are abandoned can “ghost fish” for years killing our native species of mammals, reptiles and birds.

Fishers are reminded that yabby or opera house traps must not be left unchecked for more than 24 hours and are not permitted in, on or adjacent to public waters east of the Newell Highway. In addition, they are not permitted in/on/adjacent to;

• The Murray River from the Newell Highway at Tocumwal downstream to the Echuca road bridge

• The Murrumbidgee River from the Newell Highway at Narrandera downstream to the Darlington Point road bridge

• The Edward River from the Murray River at Picnic Point downstream to Stevens Weir

For more information on fishing for yabbies in NSW go to…/0…/54204/Fishing-for-yabbies-in-NSW.pdf

For more information regarding inland recreational fishing rules, including local fishing guides visit

You can report suspected illegal fishing activity by calling 1800 043 536 or report it online at…/compliance/report-illegal-activity.

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