BROGO Dam received a boost this November with the release of 20,000 estuary perch fingerlings into the pristine freshwater impoundment near Bega on the NSW Far South Coast.
Recent reports from local anglers suggest good numbers of previously stocked EPs are being caught in amongst the Australian bass, which have been the primary target for local anglers fishing the dam for decades.
This is the fourth year that estuary perch have been released into Brogo Dam, bringing the total number of EP fingerlings stocked into the system to 60,000 to further improve recreational fishing opportunities.
The recent stocking of estuary perch was also complimented by the release of a further 15,000 Australian bass by the Far South Coast bass Stocking Association through the $2-for-$1 Native Fish Stocking Program.
This fantastic initiative will continue to supplement Brogo’s bass stocks and provide some exciting diversity to the sportfishing opportunities in the dam.
The estuary perch were bred locally at Narooma Aquaculture and were released with the help of dedicated volunteers from the Far South Coast Bass Stocking Association.