Huge Drum Net Confiscated

Last weekend our Swan Hill Fisheries Officers received a tip-off about this enormous illegal drum net that had been left abandoned on a secluded bank of Gunbower Creek in northern Victoria.

It’s the biggest drum net our Senior Fisheries Officer up there has ever seen in more than 20 years on the job!

Thankfully, the net hadn’t been in the water for a while given the condition of some components.

Standing more than 8ft tall and with a diameter of nearly 6ft, this was one very well made illegal drum net capable of catching large numbers of big Murray cod, golden perch and aquatic wildlife.

The net was removed by officers and will be destroyed.

Anyone found using illegal drum nets face penalties of up to $16,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment.

If you see or suspect illegal fishing, report it to 13FISH (133474) anytime. You can remain anonymous. Make the call and make a difference!

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