Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water, Niall Blair, today announced a new FishSmart NSW app to give recreational fishers 24/7 access to information right at their fingertips and improve their fishing experience.
Mr Blair said the new app will provide users with up to date information on where and how to fish as well as full details on rules and regulations.
“We know that NSW is home to some of the best recreational fishing and we want to make sure that our fishers are equipped with all the information they need before heading out on our waterways,” Mr Blair said.
“This free, easy-to-use app will give fishers access to a range of data such as bag and size limits, spearfishing information, fishing safety and useful guides for reporting illegal fishing.”
The FishSmart NSW app has been developed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries and funded from the Recreational Fishing Trust to ensure fishers have a more informed fishing experience by linking them to the latest news and information.
Users can also view the location of FADs (Fish Aggregating Devices), artificial reefs and Recreational Fishing Areas and real time maps of Marine Parks across NSW. A number of useful guides can also be downloaded on fishing rules and fish species.
The app also includes weather, tides, moon phases, barometric pressure and other key fishing data, as well as regional fishing rules and a pictorial guide to identify NSW fish species.
The FishSmart NSW app is now available on iTunes, and will be available through android and Google Play shortly. For more information visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au