OzFish Clarence Chapter is working to reduce erosion, improve water quality and support native fish, including Australian bass, in the Clarence River.

2 community planting days held

Over 500 native trees and shrubs

44 volunteers

Community planting day to deliver healthy habitat

Over 500 native trees and shrubs, including bottle brush and swamp oak, were planted as a part of a community planting day. They play an important role in shoring up the riverbanks and preventing soil and other debris being washed into the river – improving the water quality. 



To play a part in creating better habitat for better fishing, head to our events page to see upcoming planting days in your area. There will be another working bee at Coldstream River coming soon.


The volunteers also removed invasive weeds from along 500 m of the riverbanks, providing the native trees space to grow and thrive. The trees overhanging the river provide an important source of food and shade for native fish, such as the Australian bass that call it home. 

Over time, the project will also look to reintroduce a number of large snags to the river. These will provide fish with shade, shelter and food. 

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The project is funded by NSW Recreational Fishing Trust’s Habitat Action Grants and BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing.