It’s that time of year again when the carp are preparing to breed and unfortunately for them, need to be stopped.
As beautiful as the carp may be, these non-native invaders cause significant habitat destruction and dramatically reduce the water quality of our waterways. To tackle this (pun intended) its time to get the fishing rods out and take to the wetlands to catch as many as we can.
There are several ponds (borrow pits) along the dam wall that are well stocked with carp and its here we’ll spend the morning fishing for them.
Our friends from Nutrusoil (www.nutrisoil.com.au) will be on hand to provide a great insight into how the carp will be used to benefit the environment as part of the, somewhat modified, cycle of life.
So bring your fishing gear and bait along for a fun, family friendly event, that will have a positive environmental impact. No fishing equipment or bait will be provided on the day. Also you will be covered under the event fishing license so you don’t need your own if you haven’t got one.
Prizes for the biggest catch.
A cold lunch and soft drinks will be provided by the Friends of Winton Wetlands. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear, a hat and sunscreen.
Meeting place is at the dam wall car park (north end), just off Lake Mokoan Road at 09:00, Sunday 18th November.
Either click ‘going’ on facebook or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to include and dietary requirements.