Exploring the deep seas off Bicheno

Exploring the deep seas off Bicheno

Bicheno has a very long history with the commercial fishing industry, with species such as crayfish, abalone and scallops being the lifeblood of the town for many decades. 

Reverend Robert Knopwood’s diaries

Saturday 18 May 1805:  ‘am at 12 I went afishing and caught 38 Rock Cod, some very large and 5 Perch and some Flat heads in all about 60 Fish and returned home at 5 pm to dinner’.