The ABC reports that we have an illegal fishing problem in the ACT, and that rangers are heading out to try and do something about it.
Apparently the problem is people leaving set lines out, which is illegal here (this was news to me) and also the use of yabby traps.
- “The penalties are quite significant under the fishing act, and they can be anything up to $5,000, so we do take such matters very seriously,” he said.
“It’s all designed to maintain recreational fishing as a past time for all Canberrans to enjoy.”
So now we know.