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Southern Sydney "JD" offshore artificial reef

Location: Approx. 2.5 km south-south-east of Jibbon Point
Depth: 30 metres
Deployment: October 2017
Coordinates:

Northern Patch 34°05.659' S (Latitude), 151°10.657'E (Longitude) (WGS84 datum)

Southern Patch 34°05.932' S (Latitude), 151°10.439'E (Longitude) (WGS84 datum)

Reef type: 36 concrete modules approx. 5 metres high which are divided into two distinct patches. 10 of the modules have additional vertical steel towers connected to increase vertical relief to 9 metres
Reef area: Total reef volume is approx. 2, 900 cubic metres
Species: Kingfish, Silver Trevally, Snapper, Mulloway, Salmon, Tailor, Morwongs & Leather Jackets
Other: Named in honour of the late John Dunphy a tackle industry pioneer and is currently Australia’s largest offshore artificial reef
How to fish: The JD offshore artificial reef is essentially two large clusters of reef modules. Drifting or anchoring between these two locations will produce great results and also eliminates the risk of entanglement on reef modules.

Map showing the location of the artificial reef instalation


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If you require further information, please call (02) 6691 9673 or email: fisheries.enhancement@dpi.nsw.gov.au