5000 mulloway fingerlings for Lake Tyers

In a Victorian first last week, Labor Member for East Gippsland, Harriet Shing, joined with Fisheries Victoria staff to release 5000 mulloway into Lake Tyers (image courtesy of Harriet Shing)..

THE weather couldn’t have been more perfect as Labor Member for East Gippsland, Harriet Shing, joined Fisheries Victoria staff, VRFish, the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, Councillors from the East Gippsland Shire Council, excited recreational anglers, and locals, to release 5000 mulloway fingerlings at Nowa Nowa near Lake Tyers last week.

“The water was so great that I ditched the waders, took my shoes off and released the first batch in my bare feet, watched over by a pair of sea eagles and helped out by the very excellent Daisy, whose parents run the Mingling Waters Cafe and Caravan Park”, said Ms Shing.

Harriet Shing gets a hand with the release from local Daisy (image courtesy of Harriet Shing).

The mulloway release was a Victorian first, with the small fry hoped to reach up to a metre in length and provide anglers with some great sport.  Ms Shing said that the release was part of the Government’s “Target One Million” program that aims to grow the number of anglers in Victoria to one million by 2020.

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