Yabby Traps in NSW Waters

Do you know where you can use a yabby trap in NSW waters?

Fisheries Officers patrolling inland waters have seized over 140 illegal yabby traps over the past 12 months. Fishers are reminded that 5 yabby traps per person may be used and a bycatch reduction device consisting of a rigid ring with a maximum internal diameter of 90mm must be permanently affixed to entry funnels at some point along their length.

Yabby traps must be marked with a buoy or tag displaying YT with the user’s initial, surname, year of birth and postcode.

Yabby traps are not permitted in, on or adjacent to public waters east of the Newell Highway. In addition, yabby traps 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 regarding inland recreational fishing rules, including local fishing guides visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational.

You can report suspected illegal fishing activity by calling 1800 043 536 or report it online at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishi…/compliance/report-illegal-activity.

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