Fishing Methods

From Tide to Table

The following short videos illustrate some of the fishing methods New South Wales professional fisherman may use, within our estuaries and coastal waters, to harvest and supply us with our local seafood.

The methods used by OceanWatch Master Fishermen are dependent upon the individual endorsements held within the relevant fisheries.

NSW Estuary General Fishery

  • Handline
  • Mesh Net

  • Fish Trap

  • Prawn Set Pocket

  • Mud Crab Trap

  • Eel Trap

  • Fish Seine

  • Hand Gathering Worm

  • Hand Gathering Pipi

 

NSW Estuary Prawn Trawl Fishery

 

NSW Ocean Hauling Fishery

  • Beach Seine

  • Beach Hauling

 

NWS Ocean Trap and Line Fishery

  • Bottom Setline and Setline
  • Demersal Fish Trap
  • Dropline
  • Leadline
  • Line Fishing West
  • Line Fishing East
  • Spanner Crab North
  • Spanner Crab South
  • Trolling

 

NSW Ocean Trawl Fishery

  • Ocean Fish Trawl

  • Inshore Prawn Trawl
  • Offshore Prawn Trawl
  • Deepwater Prawn Trawl

 

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