Home / Coolah Carp Muster – March 2024 – Rules and Regulations

Fishing Time, Weigh-in and Presentation

Location: Riverwalk, Booyamurra St, Coolah
Competition fishing time start and finish: Saturday 9 March, 7am to 2pm
Weigh in at the OzFish hub on the Riverwalk: 2pm to 2.30pm
Presentations: 2.30pm to 3pm
No late submissions will be accepted.

Competition Rules

Entrants must be registered before a fish can be entered into competition. Walk ups welcome – sign up at the OzFish hub at the Riverwalk from 7am.

You can catch fish in the Coolaburragundy River at the riverwalk or you can fish anywhere and bring your carp in for disposal. Only fish caught during the competition start and finish time (7am to 2pm on Saturday 9 March 2024) are to be entered.

It is the responsibility of all entrants to be aware of and comply with the relevant NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Regulations for Inland Recreational Fishing, including holding a fishing license for those required. NSW Department of Primary Industries. Any competitor suspected of illegal fishing methods will be reported directly to NSW Fisheries.

We are promoting a healthy future for the fish, so please release all native fish captures. Carp are not to be returned to the water, and should be disposed of at the OzFish hub on the Riverwalk after weigh in.

Fishing Sections

Catch and remove from the water fish are:
Fish are to be killed humanely. There will be disposal arrangements for these on site.

Catch and release fish are:
All native fish

Prize Categories

  • Biggest carp (primary school age)
  • Most number of carp captured (primary school age)
  • Biggest carp (high school age)
  • Most number of carp captured (high school age)
  • Biggest carp (adult)
  • Most number of carp captured (adult)

Photographing your fish

  • Entrants in the carp muster will need a photo of the carp on the measuring mat or tape – this can be done at the Riverwalk tent if you don’t have a tape measure.
  • Lay the live fish with the nose in line with the ‘0’ measurement on the measuring mat or tape.
  • Photograph the fish so the entire length can be seen in the photograph.
  • Please check the photograph and make sure all numbers are visible so the length of the fish can be determined (the sunlight can sometimes play cruel tricks on you).
  • Photos must be presented at the Weigh-in and Presentation for verification.
  • Any photograph where the length is not clearly defined will be rejected.
  • For the most carp captured category, please photograph your haul on a stringer or in a bucket/esky so they can be counted.

All decisions of the event committee are final.



The event is run by OzFish and Dunedoo-Coolah Landcare as part of a Landcare NSW – OzFish partnership. The carp muster and tree planting is funded by the NAB Foundation, with support from BCF – Boating Camping Fishing and NSW DPI Fisheries.