Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Fishing club’s Edward release

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Almost 30,000 yellowbell­y fingerling­s were released in Deniliquin on Saturday, which was the first local release in three years.

The six-week old fingerling­s, which measure about one-inch long, were transporte­d from Uarah Fisheries at Grong Grong, NSW and released into the Edward River at three locations.

The release was organised by the Deniliquin RSL Fishing Club, from proceeds raised through its XXXX Gold Fishing Classic and other activities, plus revenue from fishing licences.

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presi- dent Andrew Hall said they were released at Twin Rivers, McLean Beach and the boat ramp at the Riverside Caravan Park.

‘‘It’s our first release in town for three years after deciding to help restock below Kyalite and the lower Wakool Rivers after the blackwater events (which killed aquatic animals in large sections of the river).

‘‘We chose not to restock any Murray cod this year because fisheries research has shown there is enough natural recruitmen­t of the species in the Edward.

‘‘Yellowbell­y, however, are not breeding as well.’’

 ??  ?? Fishing club member Jordan Hall releasing the fingerling­s at McLean Beach.
Fishing club member Jordan Hall releasing the fingerling­s at McLean Beach.

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