What to Expect for using Modified Gear and exceeding Bag Limits

Using modified gear and exceeding the bag limit proves costly…

NSW DPI Fisheries Officers apprehended two (2) men found in possession of 240 litres of prawns in Lake Wollumboola at Culburra Beach in southern NSW.

The men were prawning in the lake using a modified hand hauled prawn net and had not paid the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee.

The matter was recently heard in Wollongong Local Court where both men plead guilty to all charges and were fined a total of $8,000 and $4,334 in court and professional costs.

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