Letters to the editor

LETTERS: Send letters to the editor to olivia.barnes@fairfaxmedia.com.au.
LETTERS: Send letters to the editor to olivia.barnes@fairfaxmedia.com.au.

Have your say

I write to encourage all persons interested in recreational fishing to have your say.

There is a Minister's Recreation Fishing Advisory council being set up.

Albert Whittle is the only west coast representative and almost the only country representative in all South Australia. 

He come with wide experience in both commercial and recreational fishing as well as committee member for numerous fishing groups.

Go to www.yoursay.sa.gov.au/fishing and select five candidates with Albert Whittle first.

Voting closes on March 18.

Tackle shops and boat suppliers can support anyone who needs help getting on the website.


Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln Rec Fish SA coordinator

Wonderful welcome

We recently spent a wonderful day in Port Lincoln as passengers on the Astor.

What a welcome we received!

Great music from a jazz band, a wheelchair available for my husband, a free shuttle to town and then all the help possible from a team of volunteers.

Te city should be so proud of the image it has created,

It is obvious you have a wonderful community, the volunteers are to be congratulated. 


Bairnsdale, Victoria

Trail clean up success

The Friends of the Parnkalla Walking Trail thank all those people who joined us on Clean Up Australia Day to collect rubbish along the trail and nearby bush and beaches, mainly between Snook's Landing and Kirton Point.

A number of our usual helpers were unable to attend on the day and so we were very grateful for the help provided by Port Lincoln Scout Group cubs, their leaders and parents.

It was pleasing that there seemed to be less rubbish this year; there were definitely less heavy items to deal with.

It is estimated that we collected about 135 kilograms of rubbish and 15kg of recyclable material.

We appreciate those diligent residents who often carry bags to pick up rubbish while on their regular walks.

We ask all trail users to be responsible for their own rubbish.

It is also important for users to contact the council if they see any large or dangerous items dumped.


Port Lincoln

All rely on unpolluted waters

Contrary to one persons’ recent opinion, it is not only coastal dwellers' lives that will be blighted by any oil spill that may occur in the Bight. 

Those that live inland in Cummins, Cleve, Lock and Wudinna etc also rely on the unpolluted waters surrounding Eyre Peninsula as a source of seafood, and for fishing and boating activities.

Computer modelling indicates that the currents, winds and tides and not distance from our shore is why we all should be greatly concerned about any possible drilling mishap.



Thank you for farewells

To all who arranged lunches, dinners and afternoon teas prior to our move to Sydney, thank you so much.

We are gradually settling in and think of you all often.