Fishcare family fishing day

Therecently held Fishcare Family Fishing Day hosted by the Jervis Bay RegionFishcare Volunteers at Greenwell Point on the NSW South Coast was well attended.

Initiated by local FishcareVolunteer leader, Steve Johnson, the aim of the event was to help promote sustainable fishing practices amongst local communities.

Industry& Investment (I&I) NSW fisheries education officer, GavinMcDonall, said catch and release was gaining popularity, particularlyfor anglers with a strong conservation commitment.

The day of Sunday 25th October saw 23 family teams turn out to fish despite marginal weather.

Fish caught and released included bream, flathead, flounder and luderick. Other species were also caught on the day but weren’t recorded as they weren’t included amongst the target species. Unfortunately for fish researcher Dylan from I&I Research mulloway were scarce on the day which meant he was unable to surgically implant acoustic tags in any fish for tracking their future movements.

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Pics courtesy: Steve Johnson, Malcolm Poole and Gavin McDonall. 

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