Maccas at Scottsdale!

about  Scottsdale Reserve  
on 12 Mar 2015 

This is very exciting news! Just as February ended Prue McGuffie and her merry band of helpers caught the first recorded Macquarie Perch here at Scottsdale on the Murrumbidgee.

Previously we'd caught Murray Cod and a lot of carp in the area. Working with Prue on her Phd and DPI Fisheries there has been a lot of surveys, electronic tagging of fish, acoustic arrays and carp netting to see what else is in the river and if we can help the lot of the threatened species that are there.

This 'Macca' was an adult and 7 more, aged 1 to 2 years, were also caught!

That brings our total of natives now recorded to four: Murray cod, trout cod, golden perch and now Macquarie perch.

This guy (the fish) pictured with a happy Prue (the human) was acoustic tagged and carefully released unharmed.

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