Information just released by DPI as a reminder of the trout spawning rules that are now in effect:
Fishing rules for trout spawning streams apply to the Thredbo River upstream of Lake Jindabyne and the Eucumbene River upstream of Lake Eucumbene from 1 May to the end of the June long weekend.
The minimum legal length for Trout and Salmon in these waters is 50cm and the daily limit is 1 fish per person, with a possession limit of 2. A maximum of 1 attended rod and line is permitted with up to 2 hooks, where hooks are artificial flies or lures. Bait fishing is prohibited.
These fishing rules provide protection for early spawning Trout and also provide fishers with the opportunity to catch a trophy sized Trout. Fisheries officers will be patrolling these waters to ensure that fishers are adhering to the rules.
DPI is working with anglers and other stakeholders to assess how to reduce damage to access tracks and problems with vehicles adjacent to the river. In the interim fishers are reminded to respect other users, use facilities provided and dispose of any rubbish responsibly. For more information visit the DPI website: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fish…/closures/summary-fw-closures