Christmas comes early for fishos
The Northern Territory Government continues to boost recreational fishing, with the largest single investment into recreational fishing - the $8.3 million Artificial Reef project - almost complete.
The artificial reef coordinates have also been released and included in the updated publication of the annual Tomorrow’s Fishing Starts Today booklet as well as on the Fishing Mate app.
The 116 reef modules are concrete structures which have been made locally by Shorecast NT, designed to sit on the sea floor and replicate the best possible natural reef habitat.
Deployment of the last of the reef modules is nearly complete and users are expected to notice the benefits of the reefs, said to be the largest single installation of artificial reefs in the Southern Hemisphere, almost immediately.
The reefs are located across the greater Darwin region, with two between North Gutter and Lee Point, one in the Dundee region, and one between the Vernon Islands and Cape Hotham.
The reef coordinates can be found on the Northern Territory Government website.
For more information:
- read Tomorrow’s Fishing Starts Today booklet available online, in all fishing shops or on the Fishing Mate App.
- visit the artificial reefs and fish aggegating devices webpage.