Restrictions to fishing eased further

By on October 20th, 2020

In a further easing of fishing restrictions, you can now fish within 25 klms from home or workplace in a COVID safe manner. The two hour time limit on recreation and exercise has also been removed.

This is effective from 11:59pm on 18 October 2020 and means anyone within 20-odd clicks of the water can get out for a fish! It is very important to continue to adhere to physical distancing of 1.5m and ensure your trip does not take you more than 25 klms from your home or workplace.

Further details on easing of restrictions effective from 11:59pm on 18 October 2020:

You can now travel up to 25 km from your home or permitted workplace within metropolitan Melbourne. This replaces the 5km rule. Travel to regional Victoria is still only allowed for permitted purposes even if this is within 25 kms. This means you cannot travel into regional Victoria for exercise or recreation.

You can leave home for any period of time to exercise or see friends and family outdoors. This replaces the two hour limit on these activities. There are no limits on the number of times you can leave home.

You can meet in a group of up to ten people from a maximum of two households outdoors in a public place to socialise (children under 12 months of age not included in the limit). An outdoor public place means areas accessible to everyone, including local parks and beaches. This replaces the limit of five people from a maximum of two households.

You can exercise in a group of up to ten people from a maximum of two households outdoors in a public place (personal training is limited to two people plus the trainer). This replaces the limit of five people from a maximum of two households.

Next Steps
With current numbers remaining low, the Government has signalled there is likely to be further easing announced on Sunday 25 October. The distance limitation, now 25km, continues to be massively problematic for boaters. The BIAV are urging that boaters be required to use the nearest ramp/marina to home that is available to them, even if it is beyond 25km. The BIAV is also asking that the 25km measure refer to the distance from the boater’s home to the point of access to the water, i.e. not to include the on-water component. Here’s hoping…

Snapper Season
The Salt Guide crew all managed to get out fishing this week and the snapper were certainly on the chew and it is only going to get better and better as the weeks go on. All the hot spots are in this week’s report. We can’t wait to expand our horizons and bring you all the action far and wide. It looks like its going to be a cracker season on the reds!

Chris’s LIVE snapper tutorial is up on Salt Guide now, but only until Wednesday, so get in quick!

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….

and BIG calamari…
The calamari are also starting to fire up. Like the reds, they have been very good but they will get a hell of a lot better. These spawning calamari are heaps of fun and the marks to catch ’em are up in this week’s reports.

Gawaine will also be covering off everything you need to know to get on to these monsters with his LIVE Calamari tutorial this coming Wednesday 21st. Sign up to Salt Guide, check out Chris’s LIVE tutorial on all things snapper before it goes on Wednesday and then catch Gawaines on Wednesday night… too easy.

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…