Modification of barriers at Broken River and Hollands Creek will improve recreational fishing opportunities.June 12, 2014 3:33am
Goulburn Broken CMA team leader Geoff Brennan, Board chair Murray Chapman, State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes, Tatong Anglers Group president Noel Oâ€™Connor and GBCMA chief executive Chris Norman at the rock ramp fishway on Hollandâ€™s Creek.
Recreational fishing opportunities will improve in the Broken River and Hollands Creek thanks to the modification of barriers at two sites along the waterways.
The barriers will create an easier passage for native fish to move through the waterways.
The fishways were funded by $47
State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes said the removal of the barriers improved migration for popular angling species such as Murray cod and golden perch, as well as the endangered Macquarie perch.
‘‘The natural-rock fishways include boulders of various shapes and sizes and have been positioned to create ideal conditions for native fish movement,’’ Dr Sykes said.
‘‘Native fish need to move up and down waterways freely to access food and shelter, avoid predators and to spawn.
‘‘As part of the project, a natural-rock fishway was installed at a gauging station at Hollands Creek, creating more than 20
The modifications include a new rock ramp fishway at the gauging station on Hollands Creek at Emu Bridge, near Tatong, and another at Harris Crossing on the Broken River.
‘‘The Goulburn Broken CMA has worked on the project with members of the Tatong Angling Club, who knew that barriers to movement were a key threat to fish in the local region and were highly supportive of this work,’’ Dr Sykes said.
‘‘As well as building fishways, the Recreational Fishing Initiative is improving angler access and facilities, building fishing platforms, constructing reefs in bays and inlets, boosting fish stocking, and strengthening fisheries enforcement and education.’’
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