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Meeting 8 Jun

‘Room and Zoom’. From John:

The June meeting of CAA will be held at the Raiders Club in Weston on Wednesday 8 June at 7.30pm. The meeting will be your last opportunity to record catch results in the Green Book for the 2021-22 season. Come along, enjoy a meal at the club before the meeting and catch up with your fishing mates! We will have a guest speaker who may be joining us from the NT!

I will circulate an invitation to join us via Zoom under a separate email.

Webinar on 23 May – Assessing natural barriers to assist with environmental flow planning for Macquarie perch spawning migrations in the upper Murrumbidgee River

Peter spotted this opportunity to listen on to what looks like an interesting webinar.

Saturday 21 May is World Fish Migration Day, which aims to create awareness about the importance of migratory fish and free-flowing rivers.

Within Australia’s great Murray-Darling Basin, native fish populations are currently estimated to be about 10% of pre-European settlement. One such species is the endangered Macquarie perch (Macquaria australasica).

Join Bush Heritage Australia’s Lis McClellan as we showcase the work of an exciting project using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) remote sensing and drone surveys to assess natural barriers to assist with environmental flow planning for Macquarie perch spawning migrations in the upper Murrumbidgee River.

All the information and registration link is available here.

NSWCFA May 2022 Newsletter

May Newsletter has arrived. Key points not covered by forthcoming Burley Line:

  • Respected fish researcher Richard Tilsey has died.
  • Lake Lyell pumped hydro project plans – potential impact on recreational angling. Another Snowy Hydro 2.0?
  • World Recreational Fishing ConferenceWorld Recreational Fishing Conference, 19-23 Feb 2023, Melbourne
  • Trout Allocation Committee meeting

Volunteers with boats needed

Received from Steve Samuels. Contact me or use the email link on our webpage, if you don’t have Steve’s email address.

Dear supporters.

Well, it is on again.

Gaden Trout Hatchery has approximately 10,000 grown out trout for stocking in Lake Eucumbene on 7 May 2022.  Just like we did last year, the plan is to distribute these fish via boat, so to allow this to happen I invite those interested and who have a boat to participate in this event.  If you are interested in helping out please respond to me ASAP as there is a fair bit of organising to do.  Boats will be loaded with fish at the Buckenderra Holiday Village at 9am.

After the event the Gaden staff will put on a BBQ breakfast for participants.

Steve Samuels


Monaro Acclimatisation Society Inc

Lyle Knowles – 15 May

The previously postponed Lyle Knowles Trophy will be held on Sunday 15 May. We are looking for the longest trout caught on fly between the confluence of Condor Creek and the Cotter River and the foot of Bendora Dam. Take photos of your fish so that we can all marvel at them !!!

NSWCFA Apr 2022 Newsletter

Alistair McBurnie

Has arrived. See it here. Top issues are:

  • Is Snowy Hydro 2.0 a white elephant? (Ed: I think a bit overstated that it will bring feral fish into Tantangara. There is certainly a justifiable fear).
  • Opera House yabby trap offences at Balranald
  • Sometimes good habitat is not enough – a report on native fish in the lowe Goodradigbee

More News about Goodradigbee Trip

More information on the arrangements have been confirmed by Greg:

  • Unfortunately the owners do not want anyone in tents. Everyone will be in one of the two huts – four persons per hut.
  • Cost is in two parts, $30 per night for each hut shared by the group, plus $20 per person per night. Assuming all 8 beds will be taken, this will mean $55 per person total for the weekend.
  • Greg has advised how and when to pay along with other details on food/cooking/transport etc

All full, sorry.

For a look at what happened on our very first trip, check out our Apr 2011 Newsletter.

Tantangara Trip Cancelled

Disappointing news received from Claude:

Howdy CAA Members,

The riches of the ‘La Nina’ are also causing problems for our club outings.

Due to the weather forecast below, I am cancelling the ‘camping’ weekend…8-20mm of rain is just a little too much to make for a good outing, let alone the potential challenges of dealing with slippery conditions at the top end of Tantangara and dodging the Snowy 2.0 trucks on the sodden roads.

Sorry about that…I was really looking forward to the trip. On the bright side, the fish will have no excuse to be fattening up for later in the season and next year.

Keep safe on the rivers and the roads!