National Capital Sport Fishing - about our tours:
Tackle and equipment
National Capital Sport Fishing provides all necessary tackle and equipment to deliver a safe, superbly equipped, professionally operated, high quality sports fishing experience for up to three anglers per tour for a great fishing experience on the waters in and adjacent to the ACT, and particularly Lake Burley Griffin.
Target species & techniques
Our primary target species are Murray Cod and Golden Perch, and the introduced species of Redfin and Carp also regularly feature in our catch. Lure fishing is our preferred approach for Murray Cod and Golden Perch, using a broad range of casting and trolling techniques utilising hard bodies, soft plastics, blades, vibes, spinner baits, and swim baits, depending on conditions and the mood of the fish.
Our purpose built centre console sport-fishing vessel is fitted out with the latest fish finding technology and equipment to deliver a successful day on the water. We use Lowrance electronics to assist in locating the fish, a Minn Kota electric motor to hold us in the right spots, and a whisper quiet Suzuki four stroke outboard to quickly move us from location to location (our operating permit allows us to travel at speeds of up to 20 knots on Lake Burley Griffin). Under the NSW DPI permit system for charter vessels, anglers are not required to hold a NSW recreational fishing license when fishing with us.
COMMITMENt to Catch and Release
Ensuring the sustainability of our fisheries is a fundamental principle of our operation. For this reason, in negotiating our permit for operation on Lake Burley Griffin, we requested (and were granted) that a condition of the permit was that all Murray Cod and Golden Perch must be released back in to the water. For other waters, the fishing regulations as issued by the relevant management authorities apply, but we always encourage the catch and release of all the native species that we encounter.
Canberra's traditional custodians
National Capital Sport Fishing recognises the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the land and water that is, and surrounds the ACT, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present. As is the protocol with the traditional custodians, we have sought the permission of the Ngunnawal people for access to fishing on Lake Burley Griffin, and that permission has been granted.