Sofala Carp Blitz this weekend




THE Sofala Carp Blitz will be held this Saturday the 19th and Sunday 20th of November. The carp blitz is organised by the Sofala Branch of the Central Acclimatisation Society (CAS) and is a fantastic way of removing the feral pest while having some fun. There are also some great prizes on offer!


Anglers can register on the river from 7.30am on Saturday or 7 am Sunday with weigh-in until 5 pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday or early registration at the Royal Hotel on Friday 18th. Fishing starts at 7.30 am on Saturday & finishes at 2.30 pm Sunday. Fish must be at weigh in before 3pm Sunday.


Registration is just over the bridge at Sofala on the left, just follow the signs, and is via a gold coin donation which will be used to purchase native fish to restock the Turon River catchment


Fishing is permitted anywhere in the Turon River from the headwaters to down below Hill End or in the Crudine River. NSW freshwater fishing rules apply. Only carp and redfin will be weighed. Murray Cod season is closed until December 1.


Good baits include Hawkesbury prawns, worms, corn, bread, dough, and shrimp. Soft plastic lures like Berkley Gulp 2 inch grubs in watermelon & pumpkinseed colours work well when carp are actively feeding.

There’s entertainment Saturday night at Sofala’s Royal Hotel with lamb or pork rolls and gravy slow cooked in bush ovens by Wayne Crowe. There’s also a sausage sizzle, tea or coffee & cold drinks all day Sunday from 7am.


There are plenty of prizes to win for boys and girls in every age group from 5 to 16 for the biggest carp in their age group, biggest carp caught, biggest bag of carp in juniors & adults, biggest carp ladies & men, biggest redfin, most redfin, carp on lure, carp on fly, youngest angler to catch a fish, oldest angler to catch a fish. One prize per angler applies.


You must be registered to win a prize. Bring your own fishing gear & baits, lures etc. Make sure you have a fishing licence.


There’s also the chance of winning $100 cash for the secret weight fish donated by Sherie at the Old Sofala Gaol Café.


All entrants under 16 who register & catch a fish will also receive a prize if they attend the presentation


The raffle will be drawn at the presentation about 3.30 Sunday prizes in the raffle will include a 40 litre Engel camping fridge, four day stay at Turon Gates Country Retreat, a gold nugget from Sofala and more. For the kids there are free lolly bags and ice blocks at the presentation donated by The Wattle Flat Shop, Western Confectionery & Peters Ice Creams.


An auction of fishing/camping gear will be held at the presentation with 50 per cent of the money going to charity, Kids with Cancer Foundation.


For more information, search for Sofala Branch Cas Fishing on Facebook.

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