‘It was unbelievable,’ said the woman. ‘No birds were feeding in it and all little fish were dead. There was no smell, so it must have only recently happened.’
The photos show thousands upon thousands of fish, apparently pilchards, wash up on the shoreline.
‘The DPI is aware of a report of fish deaths at Lennox Head on Friday 13 November,’ said a DPI spokesperson.
‘Due to the timing of the event and report, Fisheries Officers were unable to observe the scene and take samples but believe based on photographs of the scene it was a localised, natural event.’
The DPI says fishers should report any fish deaths to the Fishers Watch Phoneline on 1800 043 536.