Safe Fishing Alert

Posted on Jun 17, 2016


Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW

Low pressure system expected Sunday On Sunday a low pressure system is expected to develop, most likely near central parts of the coast, then track southwards before moving away from the New South Wales coast during Monday. Winds are generally expected to strengthen as the low develops.

Seas of between 2 and 3 metres swell of 1.5 to 2.5 metres are forecast for Sunday, with 95% chance of rain on entire coast, and 30 to 40 knot winds. Conditions could be hazardous for rock fishing and boating. There is still uncertainty about the exact timing, location and movement of the low so check local conditions over the weekend by going to BOM district forecasts at http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/map.shtml Be careful boating in estuaries and around river mouths...flooded rivers are still dumping hazards into the water following last week's wild weather, navigation aids may have been displaced, and heavy rains on Sunday could make matters worse. Stay safe, always watch the local conditions before fishing and never turn your back on the ocean. Malcolm Poole Fishing Safety Officer Recreational Fishing Alliance of NSW 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.

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Check Bureau of Meteorology forecasts before planning a trip.  Check Bureau of Meteorology rock-fishing weather page

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