Putta Bucca Carp Muster next weekend

The annual Putta Bucca Carp Muster will be held at Putta Bucca wetlands on Sunday the 25 March from 9am to midday.

Mid-Western Regional Council and Local Land Services will host the all-ages event that allows the community to be involved in the care of the area by removing pests from Putta Bucca wetlands and Cudgegong River.

Introduced European Carp are the most abundant and dominant fish species in many locations in the Murray-Darling Basin and they have a detrimental effect on water quality. Their feeding habits are destructive to plants, which provide critical feeding, spawning and nursery habitat for native fish.

There are various approaches to carp control but it has been recognised that control in wetlands is integral to population management.

So whether you enjoy fishing or just want to have a fun family day out, head along and help remove this pest from our waterways.

Registration is free and can be made on the day, but all entrants 18 years and over must have a fishing license and comply with the NSW fishing rules. Details can be found at dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/licence-fee.

Bring along your fishing equipment, hat and sunscreen. The Men’s Shed will be providing a sausage sizzle and drinks from 11.30am.

For more information contact Cassie Liney on 6378 2850.

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