Fishing at Lake George going swimmingly

Lake George in the South East has long been a popular fishing spot and is home to the much sought after Yellow-eye Mullet.

Just over 12 months ago, new recreational mesh net fishing registrations were made available in Lake George to local and visiting fishers to help reinvigorate the area.

And the results have been positive.

People are travelling from far and wide to visit Lake George and try their hand at catching a mullet or two.

Monitoring of fish stocks by PIRSA, SARDI and the Lake George Management Council has confirmed that fish populations are in abundance. It is anticipated that in the next 12-18 months, catches will only increase as current fish populations will grow to be large enough to be caught and retained in mesh nets.

Lake George is one of only two areas in the state where recreational mesh net is still permitted. Next time you’re heading to the South East and want to experience this style of fishing, apply for your registration here.

Page Last Reviewed: 20 Nov 2017
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