St Kilda Pier Fishing

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St Kilda Pier Fishing

Post by fishingvic » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:04 pm

From: Victorian Fisheries Authority

St Kilda Pier is a great land-based fishing location. It’s also home to one of Melbourne’s cutest attractions! 🐧

We’ve been working with Parks Victoria on how to keep these little guys safe, so that their colony is thriving whilst providing an inner city spot for fishers to cast a line.

You can fish along St Kilda Pier and from the pathway and boardwalk within the penguin viewing area. There are signs to show you the areas where fishing isn’t permitted so the penguins don’t get hassled.

Please stick to the fishable areas, give the penguins a wide berth and double check you’ve collected rubbish and fishing line. By removing all commercial netting from Port Phillip, we are already reducing hazards that have previously impacted the penguins.

Enjoy your fishing, it’s snapper time! Stay warm.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Thanks to Flossy Sperring from St Kilda penguins for the imagery.

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Re: St Kilda Pier Fishing

Post by saph » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:13 pm

Its annoying to have to see this as a post both here and on fisherys instagram because you would think some people would have common sense and not fish around them knowing that they are a protected species.

Also that second pic just disgusts me not for the amount of people but the front row leaning in like they cant use the zoom on their camera further and instead lean inwards with a camera thats already at its max zoom normaly tho what i find funny is the lady with the zoom lens looks like she is annoyed or something.

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