FADS 2023

 Just wondering if anyone knows what fads have been deployed so far this year 

 

Any help would be muchly appreciated 

 

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 the PGFC FADS have been out

Tue, 2023-02-07 17:30

 the PGFC FADS have been out since late Nov/early Dec. The Recfish sponsored ones of Cape Nat are deployed (late Jan - 23rd I think) but the Perth metro Recfish ones havent gone out yet i believe

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 Like how recfish told us

Tue, 2023-02-07 20:00

 Like how recfish told us there were other options for fishing but haven't bothered to put fads out, not that I'm interested in it anyway but a massive misadvertising

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yeah this is a bit

Wed, 2023-02-08 08:50

yeah this is a bit frustrating. take away demersals and bang on about other types of fishing, yet fads havent gone out this late in the season.

if im not mistaken i think funding was the issue? nice to see the govt showing support :)

havent made it out to the pgfc fads yet, but hanging out for  crack at some dollies! just waiting for a good enough day!

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Govt funding

Wed, 2023-02-08 17:54

 RFW rely on government funding for the FAD program.  They had funding for the first three years of the program, and had to reapply for funding to continue for this year.

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In late January they announced deployment

Wed, 2023-02-08 09:06

 "In the next few weeks......two of which have passed with the fads continuing to grow cobwebs.  Whilst I know that RFW monitor this site they are noticeable by their utter silence on this subject 

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Some solid Dollies on FB a

Wed, 2023-02-08 11:48

Some solid Dollies on FB a week back, first by some free divers then more by Tackle West. Don't believe it mentioned which fad though.

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Holes

Wed, 2023-02-08 11:51

 They all looked like they had holes blown through them.

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Yes thats what free divers do

Wed, 2023-02-08 12:51

Yes thats what free divers do John..

Cap naturalist being the only ones deployed by the looks https://recfishwest.org.au/fads/

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Yep

Wed, 2023-02-08 17:49

Go back and look at the photos you mentioned, all shot by the looks. Even the TW ones.

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Trying to stir up some

Wed, 2023-02-08 18:04

Trying to stir up some business...shops would be quite at a guess

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Cape nat fads

Wed, 2023-02-08 16:31

 Got in the water with the gun yesterday in some very average conditions and on all 4 fads off Cape nat and not a single fish spotted in 4 hours in the water!

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 Recfish Metro FADs now

Wed, 2023-02-15 19:18

 Recfish Metro FADs now deployed