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More set liners nabbed

LESS than 24 hours after we heard about eight fishers being fined for illegal set lining near Pooncarie and Boggabri in western NSW, NSW DPI Fisheries officers have reported three more people for set lining.

After receiving detailed information from a Fishers Watch report, Fisheries officers conducted lengthy surveillance on three men fishing on the Darling River just north of Pooncarie. The three men will be issued almost $2000 in fines for using seven set lines and failing to pay the recreational fishing fee.

Everyone wants these illegal set liners to give the game away. Set lines are banned, so stop using them! If you don’t, the NSW DPI are going to catch you and you risk fines, loss of fishing gear and potentially your boat.

To report suspected illegal fishing in NSW, call the Fisheries Watch phone line on 1800 043 536 or report it online at the NSW DPI website.

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