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The Barwon Heads FAD lies about 8.87 km (4.79 nautical miles) off the coast of Victoria in the Tasman Sea which is part of the South Pacific Ocean (show Victoria on map).
A FAD or 'fish attracting/aggregating device' is a man made structure deployed at sea. They can provide a focal point for the aggregation of certain pelagic fish species in the warmer months. In particular, Dolphinfish or Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) are particularly well known as being attracted to FADs. FADs are typically deployed for the summer months when the water is warmer and removed over winter for maintenance. They may be redeployed in different locations in following years.
In the near vicinity of the Barwon Heads FAD the water depth ranges from about 57 to 55 metres deep (about 30.1 to 31.2 fathoms / 180 to 187 feet).
The nearest Australian towns, villages or cities to the Barwon Heads FAD are the town of Torquay (show me), the city of Ocean Grove-Barwon Heads (show me) and the town of Leopold (show me).
Bonzle users have caught and/or seen barracouta, bastard trumpeter, blue morwong (rubberlip), gummy shark, gurnard perch, jackass morwong, king george whiting / spotted sillago, red morwong, snapper, southern bluefin tuna, swordfish and yellowtail kingfish at Barwon Heads FAD (Note: some species of fish may not be available at all times of the year. Always check State/Territory fishing regulations for size, bag/possession limits and licensing/permit requirements. Some native fish are protected and may not be taken). Is this list accurate? Have you caught or seen other species of fish at Barwon Heads FAD? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here.
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