Be part of the Community ‘catch and release’ fishing program at Sydney International Regatta Centre. Supervised by NSW Department of Primary Industries Fish Care volunteers, it’s a great way to learn about responsible catch and release practices, as well as the rules and regulations of inland fishing, fishing conservation, ethics and the environment. You’ll also learn about the adaptive management plan of Penrith Lakes, including the importance of native fish communities for thriving ecosystems and recreational fishing.
There are currently nine species of freshwater fish in Penrith Lakes, including Australian bass, freshwater catfish and long finned eel.
- Shore-based fishing
- BYO equipment, including barbless hooks
- BYO bait such as corn, bread or worms. Live bait is prohibited
- Children under 16 years MUST be supervised by a parent or adult guardian
- Current NSW Fisheries recreation fishing licence essential. Purchase online here or via phone 1300 369 365.
The Community fishing program is held most Tuesdays from 9am to 5pm. Check the events calendar for more information.
Fishing is not permitted at any other time outside this program.