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OzFish Hawkesbury Nepean Chapter, Wallacia progress Association, Penrith City Council and the Hawkesbury Nepean Landcare Network aim to restore a popular section of the Nepean riverbank in Wallacia and hold a responsible fishing event to educate participants on eco-friendly fishing practices.
Situated within Fowlers Reserve, the restoration site is the first river access point south of Penrith, a popular spot among local anglers. Currently, invasive shrubs and vines are harming mature remanent native plants and inhibiting the regeneration of native species. Removal of these invasive plants, combined with replanting natives, will help revive the site and support local wildlife and fish.
Following weeding events, participants will have the opportunity to fish at the site and learn a few tips and tricks, as well as proper fish handling practices. The responsible fishing demonstration aims to educate anglers, teaching them the importance of habitat for healthy fisheries.