Community Fishing

'Catch and Release' with barbless hooks every Tuesday at the Regatta Centre

Get hooked on Family Fishing. Bring your friends or family, or simply join the 'fishing family' at the Sydney International Regatta Centre for 'catch and release' fishing with barbless hooks. You can fish every Tuesday from 9am-3pm (subject to the needs of other major events). Check the SIRC event calendar for changes. 

Enter via Gate A, Old Castlereagh Rd, drive over the bridge and turn left into the carpark where you will spot the volunteers. Introduce yourself if you are a first timer for a brief induction and paperwork, then you are right to go! The friendly volunteers can assist with pointing out the best spots, and always have a great story to share! 

Learn about responsible 'catch and release' practices at the scenic Penrith Lakes. There are currently nine species of freshwater fish at the Lakes, including Australian bass, freshwater catfish, long-finned eel and carp. 

You must have a fishing licence (available online and at various local outlets) be willing to release any fish you catch, and are required to bring your own equipment. (Rod, Reel, Barbless Hooks, bait like corn, bread and / or worms. - No live bait)

Contact the Regatta Centre for more details about the fishing program. The program is coordinated by the Sydney International Regatta Centre and supervised on the day by the Department of Primary Industry 'Fishing Volunteers'. 
Fishing is not permitted under any circumstances at any other time outside of this supervised program.