Fishing and angling is certainly looking up in the central west of NSW Australia thanks to a wonderful group of fishing enthusiasts in the Dubbo district. I just had to share this with you all today as I believe more clubs,communities and government fisheries should put far more into the future of our native fish. Dams,irrigation and fishing technology today is without a doubt taking it’s toll, so we all need to keep a close eye on what is going on with our precious fish.
Full On Fishing Dubbo
Thanks to a wonderful group of fishing enthusiasts who are continually doing positive things to counteract the depleting fish stocks in their local river system that eventually flows into the (not so mighty these days)Murray River.I want to introduce you to this wonderful group that is called Full On Fishing Dubbo and they have a face book page that I would encourage all to visit and like. That way just like me you can be kept up to date with all things fishing and find out what they are up to on a regular basis.
Doing Their Bit For Fishing and Angling
This was a community effort from many who got together and organised the supply and release of fish fingerlings into the local waterways. Mr Matt Hanson who administrates the face book page Full On Fishing Dubbo has allowed me to share the following report along with some photo’s of the event. I am sure you will be just as impressed as I was with their efforts. I personally want to congratulate all who were involved with this project for a job well done.
Photos Of The Event
Full On Fishing Dubbo – Report
“Restocking milestone achieved for regions waterways.
A restocking milestone was surpassed over the weekend with the release of I.W.R.A’s 100,000th fingerling into the region’s waterways. Committee members and volunteers alike turned out in the hottest part of the day to welcome the baby Murray Cod and Yellowbelly all the way from The Murray Darling fish hatchery in Wagga Wagga, despite the mercury soaring into the mid 40’s.
The stocking was a proud day for the volunteer committee, which saw the total number of fingerlings released by the group move to 109,983 native Murray Cod and Yellowbelly. Arriving in chilled bags of water to slow the fish’s metabolism in transit, the fish were then transported to 7 release locations along the Macquarie River, and also Lake Burrendong, where the water temperature was stabilised to match the environment they were to be released into.
Release sites along the Macquarie River included Ponto Falls reserve, Peach trees reserve, Scabbing Flat reserve, Brumagen Creek reserve, Minore Falls reserve, Whylandra reserve, and Terramungamine reserve.
Special thanks was also given to the members of the Garden Hotel Fishing Club, who also contributed $1000 towards the stocking event.
With fish being released across three local government areas including Wellington, Dubbo and Narromine, it is hoped a fair percentage of the fingerlings will survive until breeding age, where they will become mature breeding fish that are capable of producing millions of offspring of their own in years to come.”……end of report.
Want To Catch More Fish In The Future
We all do of cause and if we all become a little more aware of our fishing and angling habits, that adversely effect our fish stocks in all waterways, then perhaps future generations will also enjoy recreational fishing . If you are a member of a fishing club or organisation, you may also like to organise a re-stocking event just as our good friends at Full On Fishing are doing. Let’s now finish off with a nice photo of a nice Murray Cod caught by Matt Hanson.
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