It's back - Blacktown City's Fish In

Published on 30 June 2020


For 2 weekends in August, Mount Druitt Swimming Centre pool will be teeming with succulent fish just waiting to be caught at the annual Blacktown Fish In.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said the popular event is an opportunity for fishers of all skill levels to try their hand at landing a trout.

“People have been coming to the pool to fish for over 28 years – it’s a really unique idea that has hooked people from all over Sydney,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

Held over the weekends of 7th–and-8th and 14th-and-15th August, 600 trout will be fair game for all of those fishing enthusiasts wanting to try their luck at casting a line.

The trout will be brought from the mountain waters of Sandy Waterfall Creek, on the Goobarragandra River just outside of Tumut.

“This is a much-anticipated event and I recommend you register as soon as possible before all sessions sell out,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

A ‘fishing station’ ticket costs $15 and, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, only ticket holders will be permitted - no spectators allowed. It will be strictly only 1 person per station and bring your own fishing gear. Strict rules apply to gear and the number of fish caught.

Tickets will be available from 8.00am Tuesday 7th July, 2020.

For more information and to book a session please visit:

This event is held under a permit from the NSW Department of Primary Industries.


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