A LED solar light has been installed at the Bluff Jetty to make it safer for fishers and other persons using the jetty at night. Victor Harbor business, Tacklebusters, contributed $1000 towards the installation of the solar light with the City of Victor Harbor covering the remainder of the costs.
The installation has been welcomed by regular users of the Bluff Jetty, who were on hand to see the light installed on Tuesday. Regular fisherman at the Bluff Jetty, Graham, said it was badly needed.
“We have been wanting a light here for years. We fish here in the dark for squid, snook, salmon and the occasional snapper. The light will be handy, as it will help with the rigging of our lines and we will not need to use a head torch anymore,” Graham said.
Tacklebusters’ Bronny Walsh said they had been lobbying for a light at the Bluff Jetty for the past five years.
“We have been on about this for a long time and we want to thank this proactive council for finally making it happen,” Bronny said..
“We are more than happy to contribute to something that benefits fishermen; locals and tourists who visit here. The locals are brilliant and this solar light has been a long time coming.“
The City of Victor Harbor thanks the team at Tacklebusters for their contribution towards the new light. City of Victor Harbor mayor Moira Jenkins was present when the solar light was installed on Tuesday, January 22.