I’ve had some concerning reports of trespassers in private property down in the Cygnet area. The owners of a property came to find six guys happily poaching inside their property. The guys said they thought they were in a creek so they were OK.
A word of warning, apart from a couple of spots on the foreshore and along Forsters Rivulet, there is no publicly acessible land in the Cygnet area. The creeks are all inside private property with no riparian reserve or public access. You MUST have permission before heading out anywhere in there. If you don’t, you’re giving all the rest of us a bad name.
In this case, the owner proceeded to find a YouTube videos and Facebook posts from inside the property. Luckily for the trespassers the owner was friendly in this case (I know I wouldn’t have been, and it would not be unheard of to get greeted with a shotgun, as has happened recently in Moorina).
I’ve edited this post to remove direct links to the page and video, but please have some bloody common sense. Don’t trespass, there are plenty of other places to go. Ask for permission before you enter someone’s land, not after you get caught. Don’t bring a bunch of mates with you into private property without permission. If you didn’t know you were trespassing and get caught, don’t make excuses, just leave, or apologise and ask for permission to come back, and don’t post videos and photos on social media of yourself trespassing and poaching in private property.
All these are my own personal opinions and independent of any PMAT official policy.