Hook, Line & Measure

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Hook, Line & Measure is a new citizen science project developed by Council that encourages the community to identify and record the species, size and distribution of fish caught and observed in the Nepean River and other local waterways in the Camden area.

This project helps the community to identify areas for recreational fishing activities and assists Council in collecting baseline data to better understand our waterways and inform the delivery of future waterway projects.


Fishing activity in the Camden Local Government Area

View the map above to explore fishing records in Camden or visit the Camden Data Portal to see the dataset.


Know the rules on fishing in NSW

Freshwater bag and size limits

Bag limits, size limits and gear restrictions apply with fishing. You should familiarise yourself with these rules before fishing. Information is available from your local fisheries office, many bait and tackle stores or NSW Department of Primary Industries. 

For freshwater bag and size limits, visit Freshwater bag and size limits (nsw.gov.au)

Recreational Fishing Licence

When fishing in NSW waters, both freshwater and saltwater, you are required by law to pay the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee and carry a receipt showing the payment of the fee. Payment of the Recreational Fishing Fee can be made online at Recreational fishing | Service NSW

Humane harvesting

Animal care and welfare is important. For guidelines on how to humanely harvest fish and crustaceans, visit Humane harvesting of fish and crustaceans (nsw.gov.au)

Council encourages recreational fishers to humanely dispose of the invasive species European Carp. To keep our waterways free of carp, remember to never release carp into waterways or feed them. If you catch a carp while fishing, you should humanely kill the animal and appropriately dispose of it, rather than returning it to the water. For more information, please refer to the Carp in Camden’s waterways information card.

For more information on this project, contact the Sustainability Team on 13 CAMDEN or sustainability@camden.nsw.gov.au