Recreational boating and fishing for leisure is no longer permitted under new covid 19 federal government guidelines. Confusion over victoria s tough ban on outdoor activities including fishing hunting boating camping and golf has sparked a storm of controversy over the hard line stance.
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Recreational fishing ban victoria. Updated october 16 2019 10 48 04 photo. Victoria s first weekend since harsher social distancing laws were implemented will start with a ban. Kate geraghty it was decision that probably shocked and surprised many fishers opposition leader.
Recreational fishing has been banned under victoria s stage three restrictions. Victoria s first weekend since harsher social distancing laws were implemented will start with a ban on all but the most basic outdoor activities. These activities should be undertaken close to home with household members or one other person.
Victoria is the only state to have imposed an outright ban on recreational fishing but the state looks set to change its stance. Emily bissland authorities will enforce boating. Victoria bans commercial fishing on gippsland lakes prioritising recreational fishing.
After last weekend s images of victorians flocking to beaches when they had been told to stay home chief health officer brett sutton announced tighter restrictions on thursday. Recreational boating and fishing are considered to be non essential activities. Australia bans fishing and boating to stop covid 19 but it s ok to drop a line if you re catching dinner.
In regional victoria recreational activities such as boating and fishing are allowed under stage 3 stay at home restrictions. No recreational fishing trip no trip to the golf course is worth someone s life and i.