OzFish to inspire locals on Reviving the Clyde  

A free event focused on the health of the Clyde River System featuring leading names in fisheries research and local river management is coming to Batemans Bay on the 14th of June. Attendees will hear about issues confronting the Clyde River, what is currently being done and what could be done to restore this major waterway and its native fish.

The passionate and knowledgeable speakers from South East Local Land Services, NSW DPI Fisheries, Eurobodalla Shire Council and OzFish Unlimited will talk about managing riverbank erosion, plastic pollution, threatened species, fishing and fish conservation.

The talks will also highlight how individual recreational fishers and the community can play their part on improving this waterway.

Fishing writer, local angler and OzFish Ambassador Steve Starlo Starling will be presenting on the night and said rec fishers have an important role in being part of the solution for the Clyde.

“I’ve watched the Clyde change quite a bit in my lifetime,” Steve explained. “Some of those changes like the removal of netting and the creation of small sanctuary zones – have been positive, but others have had detrimental impacts, like bushfires and floods.

“The river is a vital breeding ground and nursery area for so many species. Being fishos who enjoy using this waterway, we owe it to the river to dig deep and do our bit to reverse those negative impacts. And that starts with educating ourselves on the problems,” said Steve.

The free community event will be held at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club at 6 pm on Tuesday 14th June courtesy of OzFish Unlimited. Capacity is limited so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

Canapes will be provided during the evening and refreshments will be available during and after the talk to discuss the information with fellow attendees. Reserve your free seats online go to:  https://ozfish.org.au/event/reviving-the-clyde/  or call 1800 431 308.  

The event is provided with funding from the Australian Governments Regional Land Partnerships program – Clyde River Fish Habitat Grant and supported by OzFish through their partnership with BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing.