Sydney swimming pool filled with fish

Ethan James

Anglers are in for a treat with a western Sydney swimming pool set to be filled with hundreds of fish as part of an annual fishing tradition.

Fishers of all ages will be able to drop a line at the Mount Druitt Swimming Centre in the hope of catching some of the 600 rainbow and brown trout that have put there for the Family Fish-In.

The event, which starts on Friday and runs over the next two weekends, is in its 24th year and is proving popular with 400 tickets snapped up within a fortnight of going on sale.

The trout are shipped from Sandy Waterfall Creek at Tumut, near Canberra, to the pool which has had its pH levels adjusted to give the fish a comfortable, temporary, home.

Anglers can take home up to 48 fish, with the record currently standing at 35.

"For 24 years people have been coming to the pool to fish - it's a really quirky idea that has kept going and going," Mayor of Blacktown City, Councillor Stephen Bali, said.

The fishing begins on Friday night and is held in four sessions over two weekends.