COVID-19: fishing and boating rules
1st April 2020
AN IMPORTANT UPDATE on the rules around fishing and boating.
Acting on new legal advice, Police Minister David Elliott has just announced that fishing WILL be regarded as ‘passive exercise’ and therefore WILL be allowed.
This comes after we've made numerous representations to the Government, and I know that the Member for Wallsend Sonia Hornery MP has been making similar representations.
I’m happy that some common sense is being applied here.
So fishing is OK, so long as the two-person rule and social distancing rules are followed. If they’re not, the $1000 fines will apply.