Wagga Chapter

The OzFish Wagga Chapter was formed by a couple of keen local fishers who wanted to improve the fishing in the area.

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.

Wagga and the surrounds are well known for fantastic freshwater fishing.

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.

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Murrumbidgee Lure Casters Competition

Do you think you have what it takes to snag the biggest fish?

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.

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Tarcutta Creek 

Volunteers from OzFish Wagga, in partnership with Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc, gave fish habitat in Tarcutta Creek a new lease of life.

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.

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Clean Up Australia Day

Each year, the Chapter roll up their sleeves to tackle litter in their local waterways.

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.

LATEST NEWS

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.

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Fish Habitat Invigorated At Tarcutta Creek After Years Of Planning

Volunteers from OzFish Wagga Wagga, in partnership with Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc, have given fish habitat in Tarcutta Creek a new lease of life. The Creek has suffered severe erosion through the multiple flood events occurring between 2010 and 2016. The eroding banks meant overhanging vegetation was swept away along with snags. Micro habitats were smothered with sediment, reducing fish habitat to an all-time low. After mass bank and habitat damage, community groups came together to find a solution to improve the waterway they love. This habitat restoration project has been made possible with funding from NSW DPI Fisheries’ Recreational Fishing Trust’s Habitat Action Grants and OzFish’s major partner; BCF – Boating Camping Fishing.

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