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Dangerous rock fishing conditions alert

THE Bureau of Meteorology has forecast rough conditions for the NSW coast starting today Thursday August 9, with conditions expected to worsen on Friday and continue through the weekend.

There will be strong to gale force southwesterly winds and high seas with large swells breaking dangerously close inshore. By Friday, seas of five metres plus swell of five metres are expected all along the NSW coast. These conditions will be extremely hazardous for rockfishing and boating.

To ensure your safety 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.
  • Check Bureau of Meteorology forecasts before planning a trip.

    For more on rock fishing safety go to: www.safefishing.com.au

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