Reminder for anglers: stream fishing season ends on long weekend

RAINBOW and brown trout can be found in Lake Oberon (or Oberon Dam), with the lake regularly stocked.

Both species can also be caught in the streams.

Lake Oberon supplies drinking water and therefore there are restrictions on recreational and other activities in the lake.

Swimming, camping and the lighting of fires are prohibited. Only unpowered and electric powered vessels are permitted on Lake Oberon.

Vessels or water craft fitted with internal combustion engines are prohibited, even if the engine is not started (penalties apply).

Lake Oberon is ideally suited to the use of canoes, kayaks, and small fishing or sailing dinghies. Sitting at 1068 metres above sea level, it is classed as alpine waters and life jackets must be worn at all times on vessels under 4.8m in length, and all canoes and kayaks.

Anglers may walk around the foreshore if they keep close to the water's edge.

Access to many of the streams in the area may be through private property-please remember that private property can only be entered with the prior permission of the landholder.

The season for stream fishing opens at the start of October long weekend and closes at the end of the June long weekend.

All anglers must have a Freshwater Fishing Licence.