Maclean’s information centre can provide a number of items of use to anglers. One of these is the ‘Clarence River Fishing Guide’. Which includes things like a tide chart and current info concerning which species are in which seasons, a listing of fishing areas throughout the estuary and along the coast and which fish you may find at which specific areas. There is also details relating to beach accessibility, boat ramps, suggested bait types, exactly where to obtain fresh bait, size restrictions, bag limits, current fishing regulations and a listing of protected species. For additional information ring 02 6688 4356 or email North Coast Maps on grayncm@linknet.com.au

There is also details relating to beach accessibility, boat ramps, suggested bait types, exactly where to obtain fresh bait, size restrictions, bag limits, current fishing regulations and a listing of protected species. For additional information ring 02 6688 4356 or email North Coast Maps on grayncm@linknet.com.au

Anglers in non-tidal waterways must buy a licence at a price of $10 for one month, $25 for one year or $70 for three years. If you have a credit card, you can purchase a licence by calling the NSW Fisheries on 1300 369 365.

They publish a pamphlet entitled ‘Marine Recreational Fishing in New South Wales’. It takes a look at the official bag and size restrictions, protected species, allowed gear, spearfishing regulations, penalties and the location of its offices. There is a fisheries office at 18A River St, Tel:02 6645 2147. The fisheries website is http://www.fisheries.nsw.gov.au