Torquay reef named in honour of Trevor Buck

Trevor Buck

The recreational fishing reef off Torquay will be named after keen angler and advocate Trevor Buck, who passed away unexpectedly last week.

Fisheries Victoria Executive Director, Travis Dowling, said Trevor had been a board member with VRFish, the representative body for recreational angling in the state, for close to 10 years and had tirelessly stood up for anglers’ interests and the aquatic environment.

“To honour Trevor’s legacy and everything he did for fishing, the recreational reef off Torquay will be named Rev’s Reef,” said Mr Dowling.

“Rev was his nickname amongst fishing friends, of which there were many, both in angling club circles and the broader fishing industry.

“A plaque will be attached to a submerged concrete reef module, which sits about 3 kilometres offshore in 25 metres of water, between Breamlea and Torquay.

Mr Dowling said naming the reef after Trevor was appropriate because he was passionate about fish habitat and had worked on projects across the state including the Gippsland Lakes, Corner Inlet and the Tarwin River, near Inverloch.

“Trevor had negotiated hard with the Commonwealth for continued recreational fishing access to mako sharks, campaigned to restore Long Jetty at Port Welshpool and was very active with Blue Wedges during channel deepening in Port Phillip Bay.

“The recreational fishing community owes Trevor a great debt and naming Rev’s Reef will be a legacy in memory of him for years to come.”

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