New artificial reef for Darwin

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Re: New artificial reef for Darwin

Post by passenger279 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:03 pm

Manton mad wrote:Any chance the government could start building reefs,wrecks around the harbour for the smaller boats would be good for everyone I think could use unwanted culverts in the deeper waters near the whalfs not so much the shipping chanels im aure theres plenty of water around the city to do so any thoughts ??
Forget the harbour! I found getting to and from Lee Point reefs, the bottle washer, reefs of Fannie Bay etc in a 3.7m tinny with a 15hp johno no worries (i think lee point is where they are sinking the new blocks). Have the right safety gear and a good set of oars and I'd say you're sweet. You even get good mobile reception. You get all sorts of reefies and pelagics out there.



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Re: New artificial reef for Darwin

Post by mako » Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:55 pm

Would love to see a wreck like that go down in the six mile area, giving the smaller boats more of a chance to fish it. Easy access from dinah beach ramp, other ramps used to access lee point reefs are not as user friendly, buffalo creek is a high tide option, other ramps along the coast are exposed to the weather.

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Re: New artificial reef for Darwin

Post by BarraBeast » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:52 pm

I'm a Jedi master workign in the background now. another jedi mind trick has worked. LOL

"sink my reef you will, the hard work for me you do.hmm hee hee"
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Re: New artificial reef for Darwin

Post by passenger279 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:26 pm

mako wrote:Would love to see a wreck like that go down in the six mile area, giving the smaller boats more of a chance to fish it. Easy access from dinah beach ramp, other ramps used to access lee point reefs are not as user friendly, buffalo creek is a high tide option, other ramps along the coast are exposed to the weather.
Nightcliff boat ramp is awesome to launch from, really protected in most conditions.

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Re: New artificial reef for Darwin

Post by Manton mad » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:55 am

I know where a steel hull is sitting doing nothing will look into it for a reef what is the go for sinking boats in the harbour the boat looks similar to to one barrabeast,others sunk using garrys hydracraft to toe it would need to get a truck to get it into town if anyone is interested let us know
would love to get something a bit closer to town need info on truck,permision to sink . barrabeast what was the cost to sink the hull garry toed?
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Re: New artificial reef for Darwin

Post by Manton mad » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:08 am

Does anyone have transport to move a steel hull around 30 ft plus could be onto something chad want to do more sinking if ican get the hull ??
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Re: New artificial reef for Darwin

Post by tugger1 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:09 pm

conditions for entry to the duckpond are changing soon. the major one is that boats will have to have a current survey certificate.
by the looks of it there are a few more derelicts in there ripe for sinking, pointmoore,invincible ii, gulf viking,zandaam,kuri pearl just to name a few that may be too hard to resurvey.....

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Re: New artificial reef for Darwin

Post by SteveB » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:44 am

The making of artificial reefs don't get the air play they deserve anywhere else. Well done on the NT, government and fishos alike, for keeping up the pressure to improve the industry. Can't wait to get back to fish them all.
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Re: New artificial reef for Darwin

Post by max » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:45 am

Re transport Im sure Shorelands would help out with a crane & truck for a bit of publicity if approached .

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Re: New artificial reef for Darwin

Post by BarraBeast » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:43 pm

Manton mad wrote:Does anyone have transport to move a steel hull around 30 ft plus could be onto something chad want to do more sinking if ican get the hull ??

howdy, the process for added to the existing FAD's has been simplified.

Submit a proposal to http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Fisheries/ providing detaisl of the hull etc. photo's, location.

if you dont get any traction that way, take it up with AFANT.

good idea, and good luck. BB
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