Carp and tilapia fish eradication competition to fight against pests

FISHING: Logan and Albert Fish Management Association president Mark Ward with some of the prizes last year for the carp eradication competition.
FISHING: Logan and Albert Fish Management Association president Mark Ward with some of the prizes last year for the carp eradication competition.

ANGLERS and enthusiasts will reel in carp and talapia at an eradication competition in an effort to eliminate fish that damage Wyaralong Dam’s ecosystem and cause habitat degradation.

The fifth annual event hosted by Logan and Albert Fish Management Association will be held on March 24 at the dam with fishing to begin at 7am.

Prizes will be awarded to those who bring in the biggest catch of the day and each contestant will go into a draw to win a kayak.

Registration can be completed from 4am to 6pm on March 23 and from 5.30am on March 24 at the dam.

Money raised from the competition will go towards stocking the dam with native fingerlings to benefit the health of Wyralong Dam and the community.

Entry costs $20 for adults and $5 for juniors.