Tortoise dies as a result of prohibited fishing

25 October 2013

A tortoise has been found dead near the edge of the lake in Basterfield Park in Hampton East. The tortoise died as a result of ingesting a fishing hook and becoming entangled in discarded fishing line.

Residents are reminded that fishing in lakes at Basterfield, Landcox, Elsternwick and Pobblebonk Parks is prohibited because of the danger it poses to native wildlife.

If residents notice anyone fishing in the lake they should contact Council immediately on 9599 4444.

Page last updated: 25 Oct 2013