Newcastle offshore artificial reef

Location:Approx. 3.5 km north-east of the Swansea bar, offshore from Blacksmith’s Beach
Depth:28.5 metres
Deployment: August 2019
Coordinates:33°.04.300' S (Latitude) 151°.42.018' E (Longitude)  (WGS84 datum)   
33°.04.380' S (Latitude) 151°.41.891' E (Longitude)   (WGS84 datum)
Reef type:Two single steel pinnacle reef towers of the dimensions 7.8 (W) x 10.9 (D) x 6.4 (H) in metres, each have a central vertical tower to a maximum of 12 metres.
Expected Species:Yellowtail kingfish, snapper, silver trevally, mulloway, yellowtail scad and blue mackerel
How to Fish:Conditions such as depth, current and wind all play a part in testing an angler’s patience and skills fishing these locations. Drifting with baits or lures along the edges of reef towers can reduce the risk being “snagged” or fouling an anchor on the reef structure. For further information please visit our user guidelines - offshore artificial reefs.

Newcastle offshore artificial reef proposed location for consultation

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