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

  • Blue Swimmer 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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