No fishing during the extension of Metro Melbourne’s stage four lockdown

By on September 7th, 2020

There will be no fishing under Step One of metropolitan Melbourne’s  five step plan to open up the state.

Metropolitan Melbourne’s stage-four lockdown laws will be extended by an additional two weeks from 13 September 2020 as part of a five-step plan. The initial two steps for metropolitan Melbourne are as follows:

For metropolitan Melbourne
STEP ONE: From 11.59pm Sunday 13 September

Stage-four lockdown continues with some changes. The curfew is reduced by one hour, to run from 9pm to 5am; two people or a household can meet outdoors for up to two hours; people living alone or single parents with children under 18 can have one nominated visitor to their home.

Recreational activities including golf, fishing, tennis, boating and organised sport are not permitted.

STEP TWO: From 28 September IF average daily cases in metropolitan Melbourne over preceding 14 days reaches 30 to 50

Two hours’ exercise allowed; up to five people from a maximum of two households can gather socially outdoors; childcare and early education reopen; staged return to school in term four for Prep, grades one and two, VCE/VCAL and special schools; outdoor pools reopen and personal training for up to two plus trainer; outdoor religious gatherings for five permitted.

It is during this second step that we are hopeful fishing will be permitted.

Fishing workshops to get you through lockdown

We have had a rippa line up of virtual fishing workshops to get you through lockdown. You may not be able to fish right now, but why not use the time to learn from the experts and hone those fishing skills. 

This week is the last week of the lockdown schedule and we were ending with a bang with two great snapper workshops. Given lockdown has been extended, stay tuned for the next schedule of events. Gawaine’s tutorial on Bait Collection is still up right now on Salt Guide and is a gold mine of information. It will stay up on Salt Guide until replaced by Red talking snapper on Wednesday 9 September with heaps of info on bait, gear, how to find the right ground, techniques, anchoring, conditions including tide, moon phase, winds etc etc etc. 

These workshops were such a huge success during the last lock down and give our members the opportunity to experience the benefits and information of a live workshop all from the comfort of your own home. Type in your questions if you need clarity or just sit back and watch and learn. Even better, they stay up for a few days, so even if you don’t watch it live, you can replay it the next day.

It’s a rippa 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…

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…

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.

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.

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 jump on board Salt Guide, learn from the experts and let’s go fishing… saltguide.com.au.