Set lines discovered in Gouburn River, Vic

Fisheries officers have discovered several concealed setlines in the Goulburn River, Cic.

VICTORIAN fisheries officers recently located several setlines during a boat patrol on the Goulburn River, downstream of Shepparton.

They searched sheds and outbuildings in an adjoining property and found a drum net and a 20 m mesh net belonging to the property owner.

The nets were seized and the man will receive an infringement notice of $806 for possessing commercial fishing equipment.

The officers did well to discover the concealed setlines in the river, one of which was attached to a submerged part of a generator pump. Another setline was discretely attached to the anchor rope of a small boat on the shore.

At times, fisheries officers also use grapples to find submerged illegal fishing gear.

If you see or suspect illegal fishing, call 13FISH (133474) anytime. You can remain anonymous. 

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