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Check out our rock fishing safety video!
Stay at home in rough weather
Winter is the danger time for rock fishers around Australia. You can stay safe by wearing the right footwear, never fishing alone, . Most important of all, in rough weather find a safer spot or stay home. Click here to read more about staying safe on the rocks.
Here's our freshwater fishing safety video...
Like to do your fishing under the water?
This is the video about safe spearfishing produced by the Underwater Skindivers & Fishermen's Association...
Did you know EPIRBs have changed?
Distress beacons such as EPIRBs, ELTs and PLBs have changed. From 1 Feb 09 the old 121.5MHz distress beacons are no longer detected by satellite. By now you should have updated to the new (and much more powerful) 406 MHz beacons, many of which are GPS capable, greatly increasing your chance of fast rescue in an emergency. For a quick guide to distress beacons and how to upgrade and register, click here to download this quick guide from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
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