OzFish To Host Free Fishing Yarns To Help Improve The Murrumbidgee River
Local anglers from OzFish Wagga Chapter are hosting a community fishing forum called BEERS FOR THE BIDGEE at Thirsty Crow Brewing Co.
Since the Chapter’s inception, they have grown in number and have made some great friends along the way. They are a community oriented and family friendly group that have regular meetups. They strive to make a positive impact on habitat and gladly welcome new members, regardless of whether or not you’re a mad keen fisho or just want to lend a helping hand.
The Chapter members love to get out in nature, discuss fishing, share stories, be around people who share a common love for fishing, and all while giving back to the fish they love and making fishing better for all.
The traditional owners of the Wagga region are the Wiradjuri Aboriginal people.
The area is home to many Australian native fish including golden perch, trout cod, silver perch and Murray cod. There are also great redfin options close by, as well as top notch spots for yabbying and lobstering.
Some of the Chapter member’s favourite fishing spots include the mighty Murrumbidgee River, Old Man Creek and Tarcutta Creek. Wagga is also only a couple of hours from some of the best fishing dams including Lake Hume, Lake Mulwala, Blowering Dam, and Burrinjack Dam.
The Chapter’s main concerns are errosion, rubbish dumping, vegetation loss, and a lack of awareness about these issues.
The Murrumbidgee Lure Casters Competition is being held to raise funds for the OzFish Wagga chapter while getting a bunch of keen fisho’s together for a social weekend of fishing.
50% of the profits raised will go directly towards fish habitat in the region.
More than 20 large woody logs and 150 tonnes of rock were strategically positioned in the creek, 1,000 native plants established, willow trees removed, and a stock exclusion fence installed to protect the work.
From plastic bottles to burnt-out cars, Chapter members are dedicated to cleaning-up the Bidgee and the local area.
Taking part in a clean-up is a great way for fishers to give back to the waterways they love.
If you are interested in getting involved this March, contact the Chapter directly, they’re always keen for another pair of helping hands.