It’s coming soon anglers, all the secret fishing spots in NSW revealed. The majority will love it but a small percentage are going to hate it. I guess this blog is basically a try at softening up the initial furore that would have come otherwise.
So I have on good authority in the near future there will be an official NSW website that will show around about 2000 points around the state where anyone can legally access fishable water either from a road crossing or through public land. It will give you an idea of how hard it is to access and what you can expect to catch there.
So Trout, Bass, Cod and Yellowbelly spots aplenty. I can almost guarantee that this site will somehow be a lightening rod for negativity at first because if you have a secret little creek, dam, pond or any other kind of waterway chances are it will now be a pinpoint on map that everyone can see.
I know for sure of at least a couple of places people think are “private” and only a select few have access to when in reality they are public waterways that can be accessed like any other by any member of the public. This website will be based in hard truth and written law even if that upsets some people.
My advice would be, when all this information goes public, and your secret spot is named as one of the 2000, don’t go jumping up and down yelling about it and trying to have it struck off the website as this will only bring attention to it (and probably won’t get it taken off anyway). Think of it this way, even the most rabid fisherman who fishes more than anyone you know would have a hell of a time wading through 2000 spots. If you fished 3 spots a day every day it would take almost 2 years to do them all.
The good news is that even if your super secret spot is in there there will most probably be a whole bunch of ones you didn’t know about on there as well.
Stay tuned and we will let you know when it goes live.