OzFish’s experienced staff will soon be installing specific fish motels into Dubbo waterways. River de-snagging was a popular activity to increase boating safety and reduce flooding. Today, removing wood from waterways is listed as a Threatening Process under the Fisheries Management Act.
Unfortunately, before this legislation came into place, river de-snagging had already led to significant declines throughout the Murray Darling Basin.
Fish hotels are an innovatively designed wooden construction, resembling a hashtag (#). They consist of criss-crossed wooden beams placed to create a complex system of habitat that sits on the riverbed. Made from natural materials, they are environmentally friendly and a perfect location for native fish to inhabit.
Everyone is welcome, and we will provide dinner, drinks, and all the required materials and PPE.
Registration is essential. We hope to see you there.
This project is funded by the Australian Government through the CRC Program and the NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts. The project is also supported by BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing, and the local recreational angling community.