Big prawns in NSW stocking success

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NSW DPI staffers released 4.3 million juvenile Eastern king prawns into Lake Tabourie and Wallagoot Lake on the South Coast in mid-December to boost opportunities for recreational fishers. Recent sampling of the prawns in both lakes indicates excellent growth of the prawns with many having reached harvestable size. In fact, some of the crustaceans are real crackers!

Prawns are stocked each year by DPI using recreational fishing licence fees. Growth rates are pretty spectacular with stocked prawns growing at about 1 gram per week and reaching harvestable size in only a couple of months. Prawns “run” during the dark of the moon – if you fancy a feed of tasty king prawns, the next dark moon period is March 6-12. Remember, there is a bag limit of 10 litres of prawns in total per person.

More information can be found on the NSW DPI website.

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