With a great river frontage and numerous lakes and ponds you may wonder why fishing is not allowed in the parklands at Sydney Olympic Park.
So, here is the answer…
- To protect local wildlife
Fishing not only poses a direct threat to wildlife but fishing line is also a major hazard.
Turtles, fish and birds can become entangled in line that can result in a long starvation death when they can’t escape.
Find out more about wildlife at Sydney Olympic Park
- For your health & safety
The second reason is in the water and mud itself.
Fisheries NSW recommends that fish and crustaceans caught west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Parramatta River, and connected waterways should not be eaten.
This is due to testing, which has found there are elevated levels of dioxin in fish and crustaceans.
So, as nice as the thought of an afternoon spot of fishing may be, it is illegal to fish within our parklands.