Controlled Fishery Licences

The aim of a Controlled Fishery is to manage angling pressure with the aim of preserving a high quality angling and wilderness experience.

A Controlled Fishery Licence allows back country anglers to book a reach of river or ‘beat’ for a specified period.

The licence is received in the form of a’ booking confirmation receipt’ sent via the online booking system once a booking is confirmed. This receipt should be carried at all times when fishing within the Controlled Fishery and produced if requested by Fish & Game staff.

In order to obtain a Controlled Fishery Licence, you must book online and already have a qualifying Whole Season Sports Fishing Licence and a Backcountry Endorsement for that region.