A STRONG cold front from the Southern Ocean is expected to generate vigorous south-westerly winds as it sweeps up the NSW coast during Friday.
Seas of up to five metres are expected for nearly the entire coast, plus swells of three to four metres, with the worst conditions likely to be in southern areas.
Westerly winds will turn south westerly on Friday, up to 40 knots.
These conditions are likely to be risky for rock fishing and boating.
Check local conditions before planning a fishing trip by going to BOM district forecasts.
Also check out the links and safety advice on BOM's dedicated rock-fishing weather page.
Whenever you fish
* choose a safe spot
* don't fish alone
* wear non-slip shoes
* wear a life jacket
* never turn your back on the sea.
Check Bureau of Meteorology forecasts before planning a trip.
Check Bureau of Meteorology rock-fishing weather page
From the Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW