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Lachlan Chapter and the Lachlan River Chapter have joined forces to restore fish habitat in their region.

Recreational fishers in the Lachlan River region have the choice of fishing for natives such as Murray Cod and Yellow Belly or pursuing Red Fin and Rainbow Trout, which are great choices to take home for dinner.

Chapter members are passionate fishos who want to give back to their local waterways and fisheries. Whilst they might only be a small Chapter, they have big plans for protecting and restoring fish habitat in the region.


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    • Work with fishers to make local fishing grounds healthy, vibrant and more productive.
    • Share ideas on how to improve, restore and protect fish habitat.
    • Seek grants and support for hands-on habitat restoration.
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Located in the central west region of New South Wales, the OzFish Lachlan River Chapter focuses on the eastern section of the Lachlan Valley region.

The traditional owners of this region are the Wiradjuri Aboriginal people.

Having made connections with other like-minded fishers in the region, including the Inland Waterways OzFish crew, the Chapter helped out with several fish rescues in 2020

Fishers flock to the region from all over Australia for ‘freshwater fishing at its finest’.

Local waterways are home to a plethora of native fish species including brown trout, Murray cod, golden perch, rainbow trout, silver perch, eel-tailed catfish and Macquarie perch.

No matter what level fisher you are, you’ll be sure to have a great time flicking a line and enjoying the serenity.

Some of the Chapter members main concerns are invasive species (both flora and fauna) and rubbish. Members are also concerned about pollutants entering the river via run-off which negatively impacts water quality and native fish populations.

Help us create a sustainable future for fishing



Clean Up Australia Day

OzFishers all over Australia host Clean Up Australia Day events every year on the first weekend in March. Getting involved in a cleanup event is a fantastic way to give back to the waterways and fish that you love.

The Chapter collected an impressive 260kgs of rubbish on Clean Up Australia Day in 2020. If you’d like to lend a helping hand this Clean Up Australia Day, the Chapter would love to hear from you.

Up and Coming

Catch a Carp Fishing Competition

Carp are an invasive species that are detrimental to the health of waterways and native fish populations. Carp populations in the Murray Darling have increased over recent years and now account for 50% of the fish in the river system. The Chapter are keen to partner with the Inland Waterways OzFish Chapter and Fisheries to reduce carp populations in the area.

Pollutant Traps

The Chapter are planning to collaborate with the local council to increase the number of pollutant traps in the Murray Darling. There are already some traps in the river but the Chapter would like to install more to keep up with the increase of pollutants.

Continue the conversation with the Cowra Chapter by following them on Facebook or tagging @OzFishLachlanRiver


Local anglers set to improve fish habitat on the Lachlan River

Fish habitat at Jemalong weir on the Lachlan River is set to be restored thanks to the work of volunteers from the local OzFish Forbes Chapter who received a Habitat Action Grant from the NSW Recreational Fishing ...

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Lachlan River Noxious Weed Removal

Come along and lend a hand when we remove the date palms that are choking the banks at the Jemalong Weir section of the Lachlan River.

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