Photo courtesy of members of Bass Sydney
Welcome to the website of the
NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers
The NSW CFA is the largest and most active freshwater fishing organisation in Australia. Since 1958 it has been the recognised representative body for the State's freshwater anglers, focusing on fisheries management, conservation and regulatory matters, angler access, angling ethics, animal welfare and politics. It harnesses the energy and local knowledge of regional groups and represents their freshwater angling interests to the government and to the public.
This website was developed with the financial assistance of the NSW Government's Department of Lands and Office of Rural Affairs. We are also grateful to members of Bass Sydney, Canberra Fisherman's Club, Cooma Trout Acclimatisation Association and Philip Weigall for the photographs used throughout the website.
© Copyright NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers 2011.
About the NSW CFA
Become a member
Dates and locations, notices and minutes
Sydney Fly Outfitters & Guiding NSWCFA Fly-fishing Meet
Native Fish Strategy (presentation by Charlie Carruthers,
I&I NSW Native Fish Strategy Coordinator)
NSW CFA's submission to Recreational Fishing Inquiry
Notice regarding support of applications for funding
Other organisations and links
Regulations and licences (NSW DPI)
Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW
National Code of Practice for Recreational Fishing
Click to view our Freshwater Fishing Safety video
The NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers is a member of the Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW
The NSW will soon provide a complete guide to freshwater fishing in NSW...the first sections are already available:
CFA Region 1: North Coast and Ranges
CFA Region 2: Sydney and Central
CFA Region 3 and 4:Southern Highlands and South Coast, ACT, Monaro and Snowy Mountains
CFA Region 5: Central West
CFA Region 6: South West
Members of the NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers ACT Fly Fishers; Anglers Action Group (Sydney Northside); The Barrington Club; Bass Kempsey; Bass Sydney; Big River Bass Fly Fishing Club; Canberra Anglers' Association; Canberra Fisherman's Club; Central Coast Flyrodders; Council of Southern Districts Angling Clubs; Fly Fish Bathurst; Greenwells Fly Fishing Club; Hawkesbury Nepean Bass Anglers' Association; Hunter Native Fish; Illawarra Fly Fishers; Lakeside Fly Fishing Club; Mid North Coast Flyrodders; Monaro Acclimatisation Society (includes Adaminaby Branch, Bombala Branch, Braidwood Fishing Club, Delegate Branch, Kydra/Kybean Branch, Anembo Anglers Club, Cabramurra Fishing Club, Cooma Trout Acclimatisation Association, Dalgety Branch, Khancoban Angling Club, Nimmitabel Branch, Tumbarumba Branch, Waterfall Farm Fishing Club, Queanbeyan Anglers Club, Tumut Branch, Upper Goodradigbee Branch, Yass Branch, Jindabyne Branch, Talbingo Branch); New England Trout Acclimatisation Society; New South Wales Rod Fishers' Society; New South Wales Coarse Angling Research Club; Orange Trout Acclimatisation Society; Professional Fishing Instructors & Guides Association; Scone Amateur Fishing Club; Singleton Fly Fishing Club; Singleton Flyrodders Association; Southern Bass Fishing Club; Springwood Fishing Club; Sydney Fly Rodders; Sydney Coarse Anglers; The Lakes; Vikings Fishing Club; Wingham Anglers.