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I was told by a deep sea fishing operator that pensioners do not need a fishing license. Is this correct?
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 19:38

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 19:38
FISHING LICENCES

As from 23 March 2001 you now need a fishing licence to fish anywhere in New South Wales. Licences cost $5 for 3 days, $10 for 1 month, $25 for 1 year and $70 for 3 years. You also need a licence for spear fishing, diving, hand gathering and bait collection. Children under 18 years and Commonwealth pension card holders do not need a licence.

You can obtain information about New South Wales Fisheries at www.fisheries.nsw.gov.au
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Follow Up By: Wibbersnukle - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 19:46

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 19:46
Many thanks Warfer. I thought it would be a good idea to get confirmation on this issue.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:15

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:15
Aboriginals are also exempt whatever their age or location in NSW

Ian
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:23

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:23
No Worries Mate..
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Reply By: Member - John T (Tamworth NSW) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 21:11

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 21:11
G'day Wibbersnukle

I can tell you from the Fisheries Officers mouth that holders of pensioner concession cards do not need to buy a "Fishing Licence"

However I must correct a post below that states that aboriginal people do not need a licence - in freshwater they are exempt but unless they meet some special circumstances in saltwater they are required to hold the licence.

Check www.dpi.nsw.gov.au for all NSW rules and regs

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Follow Up By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 21:23

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 21:23
Thanks John T,

I'll follow that one up as we have some part indiginous "locals" who are of the belief that they are "traditional" fishers and therefor don't require a licence.

Ian
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