Tagged carp program for Murrumbidgee

ANGLERS in the ACT and surrounding NSW region are being warned to be on the alert for any tagged carp they may encounter when fishing the Murrumbidgee River.

As part of a study into the migration habits of carp in the Murrumbidgee, 31 tagged carp have been released into its upper reaches at Scottsdale (near Bredbo) and Murrells Crossing (downstream of Cooma).

The tagged carp are marked with a long yellow tag near their dorsal fin (see images). These fish haven been implanted with electronic tags so researchers can track their movements up and down the river system.

Anglers are being asked to please RELEASE any of these tagged carp if caught (please take photos if possible) and report the details to Bush Heritage Australia (mob: 0407 700 431). A reward will be given for making a report.

The study is part of the Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach Carp Research project in partnership with Bush Heritage Australia, NSW DPI (Fisheries) and the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust.

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For more information about the project go to: or contact Antia Brademann (UMDR Facilitator) on 0429 778 633.

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