The body of a Jervis Bay rock fisherman was recovered today. Rock fishing is one of Australia’s most dangerous sports, every year around nine rock fisherman drown. See the full story here.
The NSW Department of Primary Industries has tips on fishing safety;
• Stay alert to the weather conditions
• Keep an eye on the waves
• Learn how to swim
• Choose the safest possible location
• Wear the right gear – lifejacket and cleats on your shoes
• Never fish alone
• Know what to do if someone is washed into the ocean
For more rock fishing safety tips see NSW Department of Primary Industries website here.