Members can see more Boards, Topics, Picture Galleries, Videos, Games and more. Register NOW...
Recent Pictures (List All)

Rating: (None)
Views: 34
Comments (0)

Rating: (None)
Views: 37
Comments (0)

Rating: ****
Views: 37
Comments (4)

Rating: (None)
Views: 25
Comments (0)
*

Author Topic: Easter blitz targets on-water compliance  (Read 4498 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Member

  • Administrator
  • Legend Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2
  • -Receive: 369
  • Posts: 1728
  • Liked: 70
  • Karma: 376
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
Easter blitz targets on-water compliance
« on: April 14, 2015, 04:01:06 PM »
Easter blitz targets on-water compliance

Fisheries Officers have been very busy over the Easter holiday period ensuring compliance with Inland Fisheries and Marine & Safety legislation.  High profile land and boat based patrols were conducted across the central highlands inspecting 196 anglers for fishing licences, bag and size limits and vessel safety equipment.  Good quality brown trout were inspected in several waters providing great fishing for anglers.

Several offences were detected involving unlicensed fishing, use of a can to indicate movement in the rod and line, fishing with unattended set rods, fail to register a motor boat, and fail to wear a PFD in a vessel under six meters while underway.  Officers issued nine infringement and conditional caution notices in relation to these offences totaling $1,120 in fines.  In one situation fishing equipment was also confiscated.

Anglers are again reminded that it is compulsory to wear an approved life jacket (PFD) in a vessel under six meters while underway and the minimum safety equipment for motor boats on inland waters includes a fire extinguisher, bailer, bucket or bilge pump, auxiliary propulsion of either paddles, oars or outboard, and anchor rope and chain.

Anyone who suspects or witnesses illegal fishing activity is urged to contact Stephen Hepworth, Manager (Compliance and Operations) at the Inland Fisheries Service on 0438 338 530 as soon as possible.

Mark Asplin Fisheries Officer – Inland Fisheries Liawenee Field Station
Source: Easter blitz targets on-water compliance


Sweetwater Fishing Home http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au

Offline Member

  • Fish Restocker
  • Legend Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 52
  • -Receive: 309
  • Posts: 1344
  • Liked: 34
  • Karma: 328
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Baroon Pocket Dam
Re: Easter blitz targets on-water compliance
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 04:49:27 PM »

 "use of a can to indicate movement in the rod and line"

Eh? WTF is that all about?


Offline Member

  • Fish Restocker
  • Legend Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 420
  • -Receive: 1212
  • Posts: 3032
  • Liked: 104
  • Karma: 1242
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Larrikan
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Lake Wivenhoe, where else
Re: Easter blitz targets on-water compliance
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2015, 06:07:17 PM »
An empty can tied to the tip guide on a set rod with a marble in it.  A fish takes the bait, the marble rattles in the can and the fisho runs back to his rod to wind the fish in.  You can buy little bells on a clip now we used to use big old cow bells.  It must be illegal in Tasmania.

Offline Member

  • Fish Restocker
  • Legend Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 52
  • -Receive: 309
  • Posts: 1344
  • Liked: 34
  • Karma: 328
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Baroon Pocket Dam
Re: Easter blitz targets on-water compliance
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 06:34:06 PM »
So they would prefer you to keep snoozing while the fish slowly drowned on the end of your line next to you...... sounds smart.

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
5526 Views
Last post September 29, 2010, 11:08:36 AM
by TAS Fisheries
4 Replies
21847 Views
Last post October 05, 2010, 09:16:19 PM
by Member
1 Replies
4492 Views
Last post October 22, 2010, 06:50:45 AM
by Member
Carp Blitz

Started by Member Fishing Reports

14 Replies
10661 Views
Last post December 05, 2011, 10:25:08 AM
by Member
0 Replies
2605 Views
Last post March 25, 2015, 04:00:41 PM
by Member

Upcoming Events, Fishing Competitions, Shows, Expos etc.....


Upcoming Events