Another day in the life of a reserve manager

Published 14 Nov 2014 
about  Scottsdale Reserve  
Platypus and turtle escape hatch<br/> Platypus and turtle escape hatch
Ok, what now?<br/> Ok, what now?
Dropped it!<br/> Dropped it!
That's about it<br/> That's about it
Like this?<br/> Like this?
Faster!<br/> Faster!
.... later that evening.<br/> .... later that evening.
The little knats <br/> The little knats

Following on from the launch of our carp work as part of the Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach UMDR (see post 22 May) Brett and I spent this week setting the very novel (and previously unused in Australia) bi-catch-reducing carp net - as designed by Andrew Norris at the Agri-Science Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

It took some working out and in the end we gave up on the waders and just went swimming - not such a hardship at this time of year!

Early days but it seems to work - we've had no bi catch and caught 7 carp today, some of which are being used by an excellent restaurant in Canberra called A Baker. They're presently experimenting with how to prepare and serve carp - or should we call them Bidgee-mundi?

The carp jerky is absolutely delicious!

Platypus and turtle escape hatch<br/> Platypus and turtle escape hatch
Ok, what now?<br/> Ok, what now?
Dropped it!<br/> Dropped it!
That's about it<br/> That's about it
Like this?<br/> Like this?
Faster!<br/> Faster!
.... later that evening.<br/> .... later that evening.
The little knats <br/> The little knats