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  1. 14 AUGUST 2019 Boat owners reminded to moor and dispose of boats responsibly Boat owners are reminded of their responsibilities on the eve of the NSW Government stepping in to remove an 11 metre derelict boat dumped on an emergency mooring at Camden Haven. NSW Maritime Executive Director, Mark Hutchings said Transport for NSW would be seeking to recover from the boat’s owner the estimated $20,000 in costs of salvaging the derelict 11-metre ferro-cement sailing boat. “Since May, the boat has been left attached to an emergency mooring with attempts by NSW Maritime Boating Safety Officers to encourage the owner to remove the vessel and dispose of it responsibly which has not happened,” Mr Hutchings said. Crews from a salvage contractor will be on site from early tomorrow with a crane to transport the dilapidated vessel from the emergency mooring to the tip. “It is the responsibility of owners to dispose of their boats properly and to respect the various forms of moorings available. These include private moorings which are yellow, commercial moorings which are orange, and pink courtesy moorings which are for recreational boaters to use for up to 24-hours only. “Emergency moorings are blue and are for exclusive use by NSW Maritime, Marine Rescue and NSW Police to store vessels short-term, during an emergency. “A poorly maintained vessel can sink - polluting the waterways and the environment and become a hazard to navigation. “NSW Maritime is working proactively with boat owners to ensure the waterways across NSW are safe by carrying out regular checks to ensure private moorings are compliant. “A boat owner whose boat breaks away can be responsible, and not covered by insurance, if it causes damage to other moored vessels, maritime infrastructure, the environment or other boating users. “To ensure the mooring is installed correctly, boat owners should engage an experienced mooring contractor for the annual service, which is a requirement as part of a mooring agreement, and use only quality materials.” For more information about mooring types and requirements, visit
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    Mid north coast guidance

    Welcome @Alek looking forward to your reports. While you wait for some tips try our search engine for past intel
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    A Strange Day Out at Bellambi

    Good to see you back here too. Last post 2015
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    Finally a Fishy Friday 26.7.2019

    Nice to see you back with us and on the water Zoran Good catch there
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    Gemfish at Browns

    Well done @Basil D great pics thanks
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    Huge gemfish at browns

    Excellent Basil. I will get onto that shortly
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    King Ash Bay NT..

    Oh yeah it is spooky alright This was coming back in on a good day! 822ECC0E-EA55-4670-AAFD-59F67AFDEE3E.MOV 822ECC0E-EA55-4670-AAFD-59F67AFDEE3E.MOV
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    sydney boat show

    Guys don't forget to visit the Deckee team at stand 600 with govt depts DPI, BOM etc Say hello to Mike and mention you are a fishraider
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    King Ash Bay NT..

    Nice report there. I am sure most of the raiders would love to do that trip. Do you always go alone? We were around Daly Waters and Mataranka and Kakadu a little while ago. Now down in Kalbarri. Plenty of tasty fish and our Engel is chockas full. Last night goldband snapper and tonight some fresh crays (yum)
  10. 30 July 2019 Trial of new marine digital speed indicator sign at Swansea Channel Transport for NSW will carry out a trial of new electronic speed signage at Swansea Channel in Lake Macquarie starting next week. NSW Maritime Executive Director, Mark Hutchings said the trial will continue until the end of September and provide boat operators with an indication of their speed as they pass the sign. “The NSW Government is committed to improving boater safety by ensuring vessel operators follow speed restriction signs,” Mr Hutchings said. “The sign detects and digitally displays a boater’s speed on approach, to encourage safe and lawful travelling speeds for boaters. Mr Hutchings said the trial will consider how well the technology performs during the day and at night and under various weather conditions. “The signage will be operational 24/7 during the trial and is used as an educational speed indicator only. It will not be used to issue speeding fines,” he said. “The Maritime Safety Plan 2021 identifies speed as a priority safety issue in our efforts to achieve a 30% reduction in fatal and serious boating incidents by 2021.” “The ultimate aim of the trial is to improve maritime safety by reducing speed related boating incidents.” The LED light from the marine radar sign will automatically dim at night and is not expected to cause any disturbance to nearby residences. The local community has been alerted to the trial. For more information call 13 12 36, email or visit
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    Port Hacking flattie

    Yowie I will move this to fishing chat as it isn’t really a fishing report.
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    Ideal rigs and setups for Sydney snapper

    anthman have you done a search here on ARTICLE - and snapper Lots of posts to read as you wait for answers here on this thread
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    Lostock Dam Winter Session

    Good video Josh. Bring us some more. Love the fact that you did not catch fish and still showed us the process and preparation. Was that a golf ball retriever? We use a tackleback at Glenbawn, must look at that. We are at Exmouth and having probs getting much landbased!
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    Boaters in NSW reminded to light up during darkest days

    It mentions times of reduced visibility from fog, glare, smoke or darkness to go slow and be seen. It is after sunset and before sunrise but there are other circumstances where visibility is reduced. It is all about being seen and being safe.
  15. Boaters in NSW reminded to light up during darkest days Recreational boaters across NSW are being reminded to use navigation lights on their vessels. NSW Maritime Executive Director, Mark Hutchings said with shorter days and colder water during winter, it is a timely reminder of the importance of displaying correct navigation lights when boating at night. “NSW Maritime’s Boating Safety Officers (BSOs) conduct early morning and night patrols to ensure vessels are displaying the correct lights,” Mr Hutchings said. “Using navigation lights helps boaters stay safe so they can avoid hazards and exercise good judgement, and reminds boaters to keep a proper lookout when visibility becomes limited or reduced. “Navigation lights also help boats be seen at night by other boaters, which is important in avoiding collisions. Mr Hutchings said the most common offence involves vessels not displaying an all-round white light correctly. “The height of the light is often positioned too low and its visibility is restricted by parts of the boat,” Mr Hutchings said. “Boaters are required by law to display navigation lights, and the required number and combination of lights varies on the size and type of the craft. “When night falls, the water becomes a completely different environment. Every vessel on the water, from kayaks to sailboats to superyachts, needs lights in order to be seen. “Vessel lights should be mounted in a position that gives the skipper optimum night vision and allows others to see the vessel from every direction. “Navigation lights should also be installed correctly so they are not obscured by the vessel’s structure or mistaken for deck lights.” Non-compliance with navigation lighting in NSW carries a penalty of $250 or a court-imposed maximum penalty of $5500. Raising awareness and encouraging boaters to fit and use the required lights is in line with the Keeping a Proper Lookout priority action. This is one of the objectives from the Maritime Safety Plan 2017-2021 to reduce serious boating injuries and fatalities by 30 per cent by 2021 and towards zero by 2056.