Two fishermen were rescued when their dinghy overturned on the Brunswick bar on March 20.
Two fishermen were rescued when their dinghy overturned on the Brunswick bar on March 20. Marine Rescue Brunswick Heads

Fishermen rescued after boat capsizes on bar

TWO men who were rescued from a dingy which capsized on the Brunswick Heads bar managed to keep hold of their catch.

Marine Rescue NSW spokesman Brendan Trembath said the vessel overturned in the Brunswick River on Wednesday afternoon on its way in from the ocean.

He said Marine Rescue Brunswick was asked by police to investigate an upturned vessel in the river.

"The vessel broached on the bar and capsized," he said.

"The men climbed onto the upturned hull."

He said spectators called police.

"The rescue vessel Brunswick 30 responded with skipper Bill Spicer and crew Jonathan Wilcock, Phil Bailey and Gabrial Wuyts," he said.

"The two men are now safe."

Mr Wilcock told ABC North Coast the two men -- who were not wearing lifejackets -- managed to keep a hold of their catch during the rescue.

He said they'd caught a few decent-sized fish.

According to Roads & Maritime Services, weather conditions were an 11km southerly wind with swell to 1m at the time of the rescue.