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Balranald Community Fishing Day – NSW

November 12, 2023 @ 8:15 am - 1:45 pm AEDT

Join OzFish for a family friendly Gone Fishing Day in Balranald!

The event will be a great day out on the river where families and friends will have an opportunity to bond over fishing and meet like-minded people.

Fishing boundaries: Balranald Township (5km upstream and 5km downstream).


8.15am to 10.00am
Sign on
8:30am to 1:00pm
Fishing times
1:15pm to 1:45pm
Lunch and presentations

Location: Balranald Lions Park
(182 Market St, Balranald NSW)

Additional information

  • All fish caught must comply with current Fisheries regulations.
  • All fish caught must be caught between allocated times and allocated boundaries.
  • Any competitor suspected of illegal fishing methods will be reported directly to Fisheries.
  • During the event we promote the safe use of the river, so please abide by the current inland fishing regulations.
  • It is the responsibility of entrants to be aware of all NSW inland fishing regulations.
  • All committee decisions are final.
  • While no prizes will be awarded for largest or most carp captured, we are interested in the total number captured by each participant for our record keeping.
  • Prizes will be awarded among all registered participants by random draw.
  • All participants must have a current NSW fishing license.

Animal ethics

  • All carp are to be captured by hook and line only and euthanised humanely.
  • All carp may be dispatched quickly and removed from the water, as per NSW Fisheries regulations.
  • Volunteers/staff will be patrolling the area to collect and dispose of carp carcasses.
  • Unnecessary animal cruelty will result in immediate disqualification from the competition.

This event is also a Yabby Trap Drop Spot. Bring down any old and unwanted opera house yabby traps, from 8:15am to 1:00pm and swap it for an Oar-Gee Plow lure to support sustainable fishing practices. Opera house nets are now illegal in NSW and those collected will be recycled into useful products for anglers, with the proceeds being used to support habitat restoration.


Registration is essential. We hope to see you there!


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This project is funded by the Sunraysia Solar Farm Community Sponsorship Program, the Australian Government through the CRC Program and OzFish-Landcare NSW partnership with funding support from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts. The project is also supported by BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing, and the local recreational angling community.

The Yabby Trap Round-Up program is an initiative of TierraMar in collaboration with OzFish Unlimited and the NSW DPI.


November 12, 2023
8:15 am - 1:45 pm AEDT
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OzFish Euston-Robinvale Chapter


Balranald Lions Park
182 Market St
Balranald, NSW 2715 Australia
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