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Hi all,

I would appreciate any guidance Raiders may have for boating spots/tips between the Harbor Bridge and Gladesville (or there about). We launch from Rozelle so wanted to find some spots without heading to the heads.

Not wanting GPS marks however some general tips.

Looking for livebait / Squid(?) / Kingfish etc.

Thanks,

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Any of the wharfs around Balmain, Drummoyne, etc for squid & yakkas, the red marker just west of harbour bridge at the island, off Greenwich sailing club, around cockatoo island, or any of the deeper headlands and eddies in that part of the system 

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Fishing in Sydney Harbour

Previous test results have revealed elevated levels of dioxins in fish and crustaceans across Sydney Harbour, including Parramatta River and other connected tidal waterways. A ban was consequently placed on commercial fishing in 2006 as a precautionary measure.

Recreational fishing in the Harbour has not been banned, but fishers are urged to follow dietary advice on the consumption of seafood from the Sydney Harbour, Parramatta River and other connected tidal waterways. Fishers can also continue to practise catch and release. Based on advice from an expert panel, the Government is recommending that:

  • No fish or crustaceans caught west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge should be eaten. You should release your catch.
  • For fish caught east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge generally no more than 150 grams per month should be consumed.
  • Testing of popular species has allowed for more accurate dietary advice.

The table below provides advice on the maximum consumption of single species:

Recommended maximum intake based on eating a single species caught east of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Species Number of 150 g serves Amounts per month
Prawns* 4 per month 600 g
Crab 5 per month 750 g
Bream 1 per month 150 g
Flounder 12 per month 1800 g
Kingfish 12 per month 1800 g
Luderick 12 per month 1800 g
Sand Whiting 8 per month 1200 g
Sea Mullet 1 every 3 months 50 g
Silver Biddle 1 per month 150 g
Silver Trevally 5 per month 750 g
Tailor 1 per month 150 g
Trumpeter Whiting 12 per month 1800 g
Yellowtail Scad 8 per month 1200 g
Squid 4 per month 600 g
Dusky Flathead 12 per month 1800 g
Fanbellied Leatherjacket 24 per month 3600 g

Important Note: This advice is provided if one single species is being eaten. For example, eating 150 grams of Bream and 600 grams of Prawns in one month would exceed the recommended intake. Eating 300 g Prawns, 300g Sand Whiting and 300g Yellowtail Scad in one month would equal the recommended maximum intake.

Questions and answers on dioxins in fish and crustaceans in Sydney Harbour

A total ban was placed on commercial fishing in 2006 as a precautionary measure after test results revealed elevated levels of dioxin in a number of species of fish and crustaceans in Sydney Harbour.

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