Reward given to return (tagged) carp to upper Murrumbidgee River

on 25 Apr 2015 

NSW DPI (Fisheries), working with Bush Heritage Australia at Scottsdale Reserve have now completed their European carp tagging operation.

As a result there are 31 'electronically tagged' carp in the upper Murrumbidgee River.  These carp are the star players in a carp movement study for the upper Murrumbidgee River being conducted as part of the UMDR Carp Research project.  The carp movement study is also supported by the Capital Region Fishing Alliance with part funding from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust.

Tagged carp have been clearly marked with a long, thin yellow external tag (near the dorsal fin) so that they can be easily identified should they be caught or sighted.

If a tagged carp is caught, the project is asking recreational fishers to RELEASE the fish and report the details on the tag in return for a reward, which will include the naming rights for their fish.   

For more information about the UMDR Carp Research project see previous blog "Judas carp will help shed light on pest fish movement in the upper Murrumbidgee (4Mar2015)" or visit the Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach website.