The official app from NSW Department of Primary Industries provides you with the essential information you need to fish recreationally in NSW.
The app includes; bag and size limits, closed seasons and fishing gear rules. It provides maps to show your nearest FADs, artificial reefs, Recreational Fishing Areas and where Marine Park zones are. It also includes downloadable guides including; spearfishing, fishing safely, trout fishing, regional fishing information and more. Contact DPI for illegal fishing, fish kills, pest species etc as well as local Fisheries Offices. You can view our Facebook newsfeed and pay your recreational fishing licence fee using the app.
We've added new guides for Responsible Fishing Information, Reducing the impact on wildlife and the environment and Reducing fishing litter, lost gear and pollution and a few other minor updates. Please keep your FishSmart App updated.
Ratings and Reviews
A simple way to make it more useful
It’s a useful app but would be even better if it had a field where we could store our
fishing licence number so we can find it easily when fisheries officers come calling. It would be especially useful for fishing on Sydney Harbour where they are very... diligent.
And it would be extra awesome if you could scan the fish with your camera and have the app tell you what species it is and any limits that apply.
Great app with rooms for improvement
The app is designed for outdoor but with the super low contrast font it is useless in outdoor.
When first installed the pop up dialog for each feature is annoying enough for user to stop using this app after a few clicks. The features are already self explanatory, the is no need to pop up another meaningless one liner dialog to tell what the features are for. Example, Toilet, pop up dialog, the toilet is for you to......
The fish limit feature is really handy and useful but low contrast font makes this unusable outdoor.
Map is good, will be better to add exclusion zones too especially for Sydney Harbour.
Information is there, but you want to check it and is hard to read ( grey writing instead of deep black) you also can’t enlarge the writing. The app developers need to hop in an open tinny in bright daylight with a lot of rocking.
Fish identifier won’t rotate pictures so even on large iPhone max harder to identify (once again hop in tinny)
Map handy idea but once again information is small and can’t be enlarged .
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- 43 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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