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by | Oct 19, 2021 | Community, Events, Sport

Locals invited to Scenic Rim’s ‘Carp & Tilapia Eradication Competition’ at Wyaralong Dam

Scenic Rim Deputy Mayor and Division 4 Councillor Michael Enright says that by targeting two invasive fish species, the Carp and Tilapia, Council can help protect the biodiversity and health of local waterways.

Cr Michael Enright presenting Samantha Cahill with the 2021 Scenic Rim Carp Cup – Largest Carp prize.

Locals are invited to attend the upcoming ‘Wyaralong Dam Carp & Tilapia Eradication Competition‘ organised by the Logan and Albert Fish Management Association next month.

November’s event follows the successful Scenic Rim Carp Cup at the II Bogan Lagoon in September – another day designed to offer keen fishers of all ages a fun and educational morning out while removing the harmful pests.

“Both Carp and Tilapia are declared species of noxious fish which means they have been declared harmful by Queensland Law because they are a serious pest to native aquatic communities,” Scenic Rim Deputy Mayor and Division 4 Councillor Michael Enright says, adding that by targeting two invasive fish species, the Carp and Tilapia, Council can help protect the biodiversity and health of local waterways.

 

“Their negative impact can lead to poor water quality and upset the balance in the food chain that is unsustainable for native fish.

 

“This means they must not be released into Queensland waters or be used as bait, and must be immediately killed after being caught. By doing this it ensures we can continue the health of our waterways and allow other native fish in the region to flourish and increase in numbers.

A total of 53 Carp and Tilapia were caught by 40 participants at the 2021 Scenic Rim Carp Cup 2021, with the title for the Largest Carp awarded to Samantha Cahill and a medal for haul of the day was awarded to Paul Broughton who personally caught 15 fish.

Representatives from the Logan and Albert Fish Management Association and the Freshwater Fishing and Stocking Association of Queensland Inc were on hand at the Scenic Rim Carp Cup to ensure all native fish were released back into the water and the Carp and Tilapia were measured and recorded before being disposed of humanely.

Registrations open Friday afternoon 12 November or from 5.30am on Saturday 13 November at Wyaralong Dam.

The event will have a range of prizes and helps raise funds for the Association’s Australian native fish stocks.

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