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One of the angel rings installed at Sugarloaf Rock.
Wednesday 3 May 2017

Rock fishing safety milestone achieved

Fifty angel rings have now been installed at some of the State’s most popular and dangerous rock fishing locations.

Angel rings, also known as life-saver rings, are buoys designed to be thrown to people in distress in the water providing them with buoyancy until they can be pulled to safety.

The 50th ring was installed in the Capes Region in the State’s South-West last month and follows on from installations in Esperance, Albany, Kalbarri, Steep Point and Dirk Hartog Island.

Recfishwest have been installing the safety devices as part of a contractual arrangement with us to lead the fishing safety program ‘Fish and Survive​'.

They have worked with land managers around WA, including Department of Parks and Wildlife, local governments and station owners, to install the angel rings across the state.

More information about rock fishing safety can be found here.  

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