Yarrawonga
The Research staff deployed an electrofishing boat and successfully moved 92 native fish.

Stranded fish in Yarrawonga Weir

During a recent patrol of the Yarrawonga Weir fishing closure, a group of passionate young recreational fishers alerted Fisheries Officers to some stranded fish. This vital information was also reported to local Fisheries Officers by the owner of the local tackle store.

As a result of this vital information, a large number of native fish were successfully saved from an isolated pool of water below the Northern gates of the Yarrawonga Weir. Many thanks to Goulburn-Murray Water, DPI Fisheries Compliance and Research teams for quickly acting to relocate the stranded fish.

Our Research staff deployed an electrofishing boat and successfully moved 92 native fish including Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Trout Cod and Silver Perch, into the Murray River below Yarrawonga Weir. Six of the relocated Murray Cod measured over one-metre in length.

Yarrawonga
A large number of native fish were successfully saved from an isolated pool of water below the Northern gates of the Yarrawonga Weir.

 

Fisheries Officers regularly patrol the fishing closure below Yarrawonga Weir. The fishing closure extends 150 m downstream from the weir face on the New South Wales bank and 130 m downstream on the Victorian bank.

A line extends directly across the Murray River between the two downstream points. Recreational fishers are reminded that heavy penalties apply for fishing in the closure.

The community is encouraged to report any fish kills or illegal fishing to the Fishers Watch Phoneline on 1800 043 536 or via the online form – https://fal.cn/3gJWh.

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