Fishing Methods

Heath Little

Heath is endorsed to use the following fishing methods to responsibly harvest local sustainable seafood:

NSW Estuary General Fishery

  • Handline


NWS Ocean Trap and Line Fishery

  • Bottom Setline and Setline
  • Demersal Fish Trap
  • Dropline
  • Line Fishing West
  • Line Fishing East
  • Trolling



Drop lining is an offshore fishing method used to target deep water fish species, primarily shark, morwong and bight redfish. A dropline consists of a length of heavy rope or line which is dropped vertically into the water column, with a desired number of baited hooks and is anchored by a weight at the bottom. A powered winch is often used to retrieve the line.