1km of riverbank


15 large woody habitats


Supported by

funds raised at the
Leeton Bidgee Classic

The Murrumbidgee River

Historical widespread removal of snags in the Murray Darling Basin has contributed significantly to the decline of native fish populations across the entire region.

The OzFish MIA Chapter volunteers are eager to see more native fish in the Murrumbidgee River. In addition to restocking programs, have been actively promoting sustainable fishing to ensure their vision is achieved. Now, with the help of OzFish have gone one step further and improved their local native fish habitat by installing woody structures that will benefit native fish in the Bidgee.

The installation of large woody habitat into the Murrumbidgee River not only means better fishing opportunities created for recreational anglers, but it also means vital homes for fish, breeding grounds and a food source.

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18 MARCH 2021 | New homes for fish in the Bidgee

In a first for Leeton, essential fish habitat in the Murrumbidgee River was recently installed providing vital habitat for native fish. Volunteers from OzFish and Murrumbidgee Landcare worked together to raise funds and plan and install eight giant snags and several smaller ones. Paul Smith, OzFish Chapter President said, “over the past twenty years, there has been a great deal of restocking, but little has been done in the way of creating the necessary habitat for these fingerlings. “We’ve got to do something to help restore the health of the river instead of simply putting in the fish and hope they will survive.

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23 OCTOBER 2020 | Murrumbidgee To Get Snagged

In a first for Leeton, and the Murrumbidgee River, volunteers from the OzFish MIA Chapter are about to install new homes for native fish in the Murrumbidgee. The project will see up to 8 large snags installed at key sites within the Murrumbidgee river, providing vital new homes for fish. Historically millions of snags were removed from the Murray-Darling Basin after European settlement. Now local volunteers are pulling together to reinstall the woody habitat and reinvigorate the local ecosystem and is made possible by the OzFish-Landcare NSW partnership with funding support from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts. Paul Smith, who is the President of OzFish MIA Chapter said it is both vital and rewarding work.

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This project was made possible by the OzFish-Landcare NSW partnership with funding support from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts.

Thanks to the OzFish Landcare NSW partnership, there are now more much-needed fish habitat projects underway across New South Wales

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