Popular rock fishing locations around Denmark are set to receive Angel Rings (Life Rings) as part of a state-wide rock fishing safety initiative.
Angel Rings are an internationally recognised safety symbol and are used to assist in water safety rescues and to keep people afloat until emergency services and sea rescue units arrive.
A number of Angel Rings have recently been installed at recreational fishing locations near Esperance and soon to be areas around Albany.
The Angel Rings project has identified five locations in the Shire of Denmark as high-risk fishing locations suitable for Angel Rings.
The locations identified by the Shire of Denmark and Recfishwest were McGeary’s Rock, Ocean Beach, Sinker Bay, Black Hole and the Boat Harbour.
It is hoped the rings will be installed before the summer holidays, another important step in ensuring rock fishers remain safe along our coastline in key tourism destinations.
The installation of the Angel Rings will be the first rock fishing safety measures in Denmark facilitated by Recfishwest, and the establishment of a free life jacket loan outlet in the town will hopefully come about in the very near future.
Recfishwest is delighted to be able to work with the Shire of Denmark to promote rock fishing safety and it demonstrates that land managers play a huge role in ensuring visitors and locals remain safe when fishing.