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You are required to pay the NSW recreational fishing fee to fish in fresh and saltwater in the state unless you are qualify for exemption:

  • $7 for three days
  • $14 for one month
  • $35 for one year
  • $85 for three years

Please see DPI website for recreational fishing fee exemptions details


You can purchase your recreational licence from one of the following agents:

Anna Bay

Anna Bay Newsagency 7/118 Gan Gan Rd Anna Bay

Hawks Nest

Hawks Nest Newsagency and online at Tea Gardens CTC.

Nelson Bay

RMS 30 Yacaaba St Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay Newsagency 87 Magnus Street Nelson Bay

Salamander Bay

Newsexpress Salamander Bay Shop 76 Salamander Shopping Centre

Duffs Salamander Bait and Tackle 163 Salamander Way Salamander Bay

Soldiers Point

Salamander Bay Friendly Grocer 261 Soldiers Point Road Soldiers Point

Salamander Bay Newsagency Shop 6 251 Soldiers Point Rd Soldiers Point

Taylors Beach

NSW DPI-Port Stephens Tailors Beach Rd Taylors Beach

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