Sydney Reef still producing
DEPLOYED way back in October 2011, NSW’s first Offshore Artificial Reef continues to produce amazing fish life.
This recent video of the Sydney reef, which is located in 38 m of water off South Head, shows clouds of baitfish (yellowtail) swimming around the weed-encrusted steel towers.
The presence of so much bait is testament to the design and careful placement of this initial reef – and the good news is that it will continue to keep producing bait and key sportfish such as kingfish, mulloway and snapper.
Over the past eight years, the Sydney reef has been joined by other equally productive artificial reefs at Shoalhaven, Port Macquarie, Southern Sydney and Merimbula.
Other reefs announced by DPI include Newcastle, Wollongong, Tweed Heads, Batemans Bay and Jervis Bay.
Click HERE for more details on the Sydney Offshore Artificial Reef, including GPS co-ordinates.