Hooked at Mount Druitt Swimming Pool

Blacktown City’s fishiest event is back in 2022 – the family fish in!

Mount Druitt Swimming Pool will be a fishers’ paradise over the first two weekends in August with the pool teeming with 600 succulent Snowy Mountains trout ready to be hooked.

COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2021 family fish in, but the lifting of the restrictions has cleared the way for Council to once again open the pool to anglers young and old.

Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM said the popular event is an opportunity for fishers of all skill levels to try their hand at landing a trout.

Mayor Tony Bleasdale welcomes one of the trout to Mount Druitt (top), and previous family fish in fun.

“People have been coming to the fish-in for 30 years – it’s a really unique idea that has hooked people from all over Sydney.

“The 600 trout will be fair game for all wanting to try their luck at the perfect catch. All you need to bring is your fishing rod or line and bait.”

The fish in will be held over the weekends of 5 – 6 and 12 – 13 August. There will be 50 fishing stations with hour-long sessions available each night at 5pm, 6.20pm and 7.40pm.

A family can share a station, but it’s one rod per station, bag limits apply and no lures or nets. The event is held under a permit from NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Cost: $16 per station, plus booking fee – bookings and conditions at: www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/Events-and-activities/2022-Blacktown-City-Family-Fish-In