IN the coming years recreational fishers will be able to target native sportfish, as well as trout, at Oberon Dam, NSW, following the recent release of 20,000 golden perch fingerlings of about 30 mm in length.
Creating a mixed fishery of trout and natives will allow anglers to target different species at different times of the year.
Further to the recent release of golden perch, Oberon Dam had already received 20,500 rainbow trout, including larger trout that have been tagged as part of a stocking strategy to address redfin predation. The DPI also plans to stock Murray cod next year.
Recreational fishers who catch a tagged rainbow trout are asked to record their capture on our webpage. Anglers who do so will receive a free trout lure in return.
Tagged fish recaptures can be recorded online at this link.