IT’S hard to believe but the warm water fishing season is rapidly drawing to a close. Cold fronts are beginning to rear their heads along the NSW coast, bringing with them westerly winds and a slowing of the East Australian Current.
Coinciding with this change of season, the retrieval of NSW DPI’s network of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) for winter maintenance will begin this week.
FADs from Port Stephens to Sydney will be retrieved this week, with retrievals of FADs from Sydney to Eden to commence next week, as weather permits.
Retrievals of north coast FADs from Tweed Heads to Forster are planned for late June.
NSW DPI Fisheries says it will keep you notified of the retrievals as they take place.
The 2018/19 FADs season provided excellent FAD fishing all along the NSW coast with some fantastic inshore warm water and plenty of dolphinfish.
To receive DPI FADs Newsletter updates on FAD retrievals via email (including other FADs news and notifications of lost and replaced FADs), simply go to the FADs webpage and click “Subscribe” (scroll to the bottom of the FADs locations list).
Also check out the DPI webpage or download the DPI FishSmart app to find the co-ordinates or current status of FADs nearest to you.
NSW DPI Fisheries say they are already gearing up in preparation for the 2019/20 FADs season, which is sure to be another bumper year!