Terms and Conditions

Recreational Fishing Permit conditions - Reservoirs Before visiting a reservoir reserve please ensure you check http://www.reservoirs.sa.gov.au for up to date site notifications and information. Entry onto SA Water land or waters is subject to conditions of access. Non-compliance with your recreational fishing permit or site access conditions may result in access being withdrawn suspended and/or the permit being cancelled. Please note fishing permits are non-refundable. PERMITS REQUIRED AGED 17 AND OVER Permits are required for all fishers aged 17 years and over (select “Adults” above). Children 16 years and under do not require a permit but must be on site with a permit holder. CONCESSION HOLDERS To be entitled to a concession you must hold one of the following cards: • Australian Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card • Australian Commonwealth Health Care Card • Australian Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card • Full Time Australian Secondary or Tertiary Student Card • Seniors Card issued by an Australian State or Territory • South Australian State Concession Card. TERMS AND CONDITIONS (a) You must comply with all conditions of access when on a SA Water site for full conditions of access see reservoirs.sa.gov.au (b) This permit is for recreational fishing only. (c) You must have your valid permit with you (printed or electronic) whenever you are fishing or carrying fishing gear at a reservoir. Children 16 years and under do not require a permit but must be on site with a permit holder. (d) You may only fish from areas designated as available for fishing as gazetted and indicated on site signs and markers. (e) You must not wade into the water above knee height. (f) You must adhere to all relevant legislation when accessing a reservoir reserve including the Fisheries Act 2007 and associated regulations the Harbours and Navigation Act 1993 and environmental acts and regulations. (g) While on a SA Water reservoir reserve you must comply with the any directions given by SA Water or Council personnel or with instructions shown on any signs. (h) You may only access and remain on SA Water land and waters during opening hours. Unless indicated otherwise opening hours are as follows: • 1 October – 30 March 7.30am – 8pm • 1 April – 30 September 7.30am -5pm Regardless of signage SA Water’s reservoir reserves will be closed in the following circumstances: • When the gates are closed/locked • Christmas Day • Total Fire Ban days (as determined by the SA Country Fire Service) • Maintenance operational and repair activities • Where necessary to undertake land management works • In interest of public safety. (i) Only ‘rod and reel’ fishing is permitted. Fishing nets or traps are not permitted (i.e. for yabbying or other like purposes). (j) Hand-cranked electric reels may be used where fitted to a conventional recreational fishing rod commercial fishing equipment is not permitted. (k) If using bait you must bring your own to site bait must not be collected from the reservoir reserve. Fishing with artificial lures and flies is permitted and preferred. The use of burley and/or fish attractants (including liquid spray on or scented attractants) or baits associated with netting and trapping is prohibited. (l) Fish must not be cleaned at the reservoir reserve. (m) Carp Redfin and other prescribed (non-native) species are not to be returned to the water and must be removed from site or disposed of appropriately (do not dump on site). Native species may only be returned to the water alive. (n) You must leave all areas and facilities as you found them take all rubbish and waste (including dead fish) with you or place in bins if provided. Permit Holders acknowledge and accept that: i. Entry to the reservoir reserve and undertaking recreational activities is at your own risk. On entering and using the site you agree to indemnify SA Water (including employee’s contractors and assignees) from any and all claims associated with the issue or use of the permit and/or access to the reservoir. ii. Consumption of fish caught at the reservoir is at your own risk. iii. In making the reservoir available for recreation SA Water offers no guarantees as to the suitability of the reservoir for fishing or watercraft (where authorised).