The Murrumbidgee ACT Chapter has certainly been worth the wait for rec fishers in the ACT keen to get hands-on with habitat restoration. Set-up in partnership with the Ginninderry Conservation Trust, its primary focus is the Murrumbidgee River – particularly a stretch from below Shepherds Lookout west of Belconnen to the inflow of Ginninderra Creek, across the border in New South Wales.
The Lake Mac Chapter is a group of passionate local anglers that want to see the lake perform at its maximum potential. Through education, habitat restoration projects, and some good old beer garden catch-ups, the chapter is confident they can make a difference.
Three keen anglers have teamed up to tackle challenges that Sydney Harbour’s ecosystem face and improve fish and marine life habitat. The Sydney Harbour Chapter can see that improving the biodiversity will give recreational anglers new fishing opportunities in the harbour. This Chapter is keen to recruit new OzFish members, and planning is underway for habitat restoration projects – so watch this space.
Four passionate recreational anglers from the Twin Rivers fishing club have established the OzFish Wellington Chapter to take over the Burrendong Classic in 2022. The Inland Waterways Rejuvenation Association (IWRA), who previously coordinated the event, are ready to hand the baton over to the chapter to continue this fantastic event.
One of the longest-running chapters with OzFish, the Northern Tablelands is set up to help their native fish recover from the horrors of the black summer bushfires we all experienced. From Gone Fishing Day to Clean Up Australia Day, these anglers have set the standard for the rest of the country to meet up to.
The OzFish Campaspe-Loddon Chapter is bringing keen recreational fishers together to plan and work on habitat restoration projects in the local waterways. Freshwater anglers have long enjoyed fishing in the area, but there have been ongoing concerns about the water quality and lack of habitat in these fishing spots to keep the fishery healthy and productive.
The Clarence catchment is home to many great anglers and is a popular area for tourists to wet a line. It’s also an enormous catchment, recreational fishers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and types of fishing to get this Chapter over the line to ensure this catchment keeps its title last the best place to fish in New South Wales.
The Euston Robinvale Chapters resides in an area comprised of twin border towns located on the Murray River. Two towns one community. This chapter seeks to educate their young fishers of the importance of sustainable fishing and fish habitat into the future.
The Moree Fishing Club wanted to improve fish habitat in their area and so the OzFish Moree Chapter was establsihed. These recreational fishers are on a mission to clean up and plant out their favourite fishing spots with native vegetation and teach their younger generation some higher-level sustainable fishing skills sets.
The results of OzFish’s Seeds for Snapper seagrass restoration project in Cockburn Sound, motivated local fishers to form an OzFish group to support fish habitat projects for their local Fremantle area. Fremantle is well known for its fishing roots and the famous boat harbour. Local fishers want to see improvements in fish habitat and increase the productivity of existing marine infrastructure.
The OzFish Peel-Harvey Chapter are passionate about restoring fish habitat in the Peel-Harvey Estuary.
The Ramsar listed Peel-Harvey Estuary is a large saltwater estuarine body that receives water from the Harvey, the Murray and the Serpentine Rivers.
Local recreational fishers have been long concerned with the health of these waterways along with the wider community. The OzFish Chapter aims to strengthen these iconic waterways which hold significant cultural, ecological and social values through grassroots habitat restoration initiatives.
The Goondiwindi Chapter launched in May 2021 and covers the Macintyre River system in the Northern Tablelands and Northwest Slopes regions of New South Wales and the Southern Downs region of Queensland, incorporating Inglewood, Yerlarbon Boggabilla, Texas and surrounding areas.
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