is allowed along the ocean frontage at Tuross however you need to remail
within 20 m of the points and not spearfish along the beach zone.
Tuross Estuary is classified as a recreational
All inland waters are closed to spearfishing as
well as various areas along the coast. Entrances, coastal
lagoons and other tidal waters are closed to spearfishing
Under the TUROSS
ESTUARY AND COILA
LAKE WATERWAY USAGE MANAGEMENT
was moved to be banned from within
the entrance channels of the Tuross estuary and Coila
Lake thereby preventing the risk of injury to swimmers
associated with this activity. Line-fishing from within
the entrance channel was not recommended for restriction.
alone and always inform others
of your fishing plans. Let friends or family know
where you are going and when you will be back.
A safety boat, with the operator acting as a lookout,
should accompany spearfishers at all times.
Spearfishers should always tow a float displaying
the ‘Divers Flag A’.
in NSW are required to pay the NSW recreational
fishing fee and comply with bag limits.
Penalties apply to persons who take or possess fish
(including invertebrates, shells, etc.) taken in
contravention of fishing closures, including aquatic
reserves and intertidal protected areas.
An appeal to concerned fisherfolk and citizens. Spoken by J. Wellington
Fishface for and on behalf of the Fish Community of Tuross Head
and Coila Lake Thanks go to Gary Keady for this production
* Never fish
by yourself – stay in sight of another person fishing
* Inform others of your plans and carry a mobile phone.
* Wear light clothing – it will allow you to swim easily
if you are washed in
* Check tides and weather – avoid fishing in dangerous conditions
and observe tide changes.
* Wear appropriate footwear – with non-slip soles –
and avoid the waters edge.
* Wear a life jacket or PFD and carry safety equipment in case
someone should fall in.
* Observe first – fish later – spend time watching
the fishing spot before actually fishing
* Plan an escape route – if washed in, stay calm and swim
AWAY from the rocks to look for a safe place to come ashore or
stay afloat and wait for help
* Don’t ever turn your back on the sea
* Ask advice from locals
YOU WITNESS SOMEONE BEING WASHED INTO THE OCEAN, follow the simple
* DO NOT jump in if someone is washed into the water
* Use a rope, Angel Ring close by, something that floats to rescue
* Dial 000, or 112, from your mobile or go get help
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