Fishing under Step Two of metro Melbourne’s five step plan

By on September 28th, 2020

Power boat fishing is now permitted under Step Two of metropolitan Melbourne’s  five step plan to open up the state announced to commence 11:59pm Sunday, 27 September 2020. This was clarified in the days after the initial announcement.

It is very important to note that it must be within the person’s 5km zone – so, if a boater lives 2km from the water, they can go no more than a further 3km when on the water. Any trip must take less than two hours, and everyone must continue to adhere to physical distancing of 1.5m. Group limits apply and wearing a face mask is also required. We have also now received clarification from the BIAV that the use of boat ramps and jetties is now permitted.

With regard to boat maintenance,  marine and specialist mechanics are now permitted to operate when required for safe operation including scheduled/logbook inspections.

Plenty of 5klm options
With the current restrictions in mind, this week’s reports on saltguide.com.au not only cover off on all the amazing snapper, cal and whiting action for the Stage 3 folk down Phillip Island and Geelong way but also some rippa land based, kyak and close to shore options for those Stage 4 metro crews lucky enough to be within 5 clicks of the water. This includes a heap of great cala spots, but also gar, pike, salmon and snapper options.

Fishing workshops to get you through lockdown
In the meantime, we’ve got the crews that can’t fish covered ’til the end of lockdown with a rippa new line up of workshops LIVE each week.

Gawaine’s snapper workshop is still up right now on Salt Guide and is a mine of info on all you need to know when it comes to snapper in Western Port and offshore. Even the most experienced fisho will learn something new. It will stay up until Wednesday 30 September when it will be replaced by the first in the new line up of events.

The first one is a beauty with all three fishos LIVE, answering all your questions. So, sign up to Salt Guide,  get your questions ready and hit the LIVE button Wednesday night.

It’s such a great opportunity to score heaps of tips and tricks to get you onto the fish over the spring and summer…all from the comfort of home and all included with your Salt Guide membership….

What is Salt Guide?
Let’s face it, it’s expensive and time consuming to go fishing and not catch fish. Whether you are fishing for sport or the table, when you get out there, you want to be able to find and catch the fish you are targeting.

Salt Guide is a membership based, on-line fishing guide giving you weekly reports telling you where to go (including marks) and what to do when you get there, heaps of tutorial videos and now, our you-beaut LIVE workshops and so much more. The Salt Guide crew find the fish and give you all the details each and every week on where to go and what to do when you get there – all for less than a cup of coffee a week…it’s the cheapest charter you will ever take – all online, all at your finger tips.

Anglers Aaron Habgood, Gawaine Blake and Chris Cassar teach you to fish like a pro by taking you through everything you need to know, step by step, to get the absolute most out of your fishing. Whether you are an experienced fisho honing your skills or you’re new to the game and just starting out, there’s something for everyone – so sign up and login to Salt Guide, learn from the experts and let’s go fishing.

Improve your fishing with Salt Guide
Our super informative tutorials that are a gold mine of tips and tricks, to supplement the weekly reports for those that can’t fish, but just remember, when all our members are out fishing again, our reports are covering more of the bay than ever before – and we haven’t even hit snapper season yet! Our newest recruit, Chris Cassar will be taking you from Altona all the way to the Mornington Peninsula on the snapper and other species.

We also continue to add new products and services to the CREW CARD which is already saving members hundreds of dollars. By taking advantage of the savings, members well and truly cover the few dollars a week it costs to be a Salt Guide member and help a lot of local, small businesses along the way. Get all the info at saltguide.com.au.

Try before you buy!
Be a part of our elite membership today with our try before you buy 3 day free trial with coupon code SG3. Sign up and enter you card details with coupon code SG3. If you like what you see (and you will!), continue on after the free trial for less than the cost of a coffee a week…otherwise cancel via the contact us link and pay nothing at all! If you don’t cancel (and you won’t!) recurring subscription payments commence automatically after the trial period. There’s plenty of competitions and members’ discounts on quality gear and services, 100’s of tutorial videos, weekly predictive reports on what to target for the week ahead and why, with the exact GPS marks! You’ll never waste time or money chasing the wrong species at the wrong time again…