Murrumbidgee Creel survey

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Description

Summary of findings from Murrumbidgee angler survey

Period27 Aug 2013

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Media contributions

  • TitleFishing survey finished
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletSouthern Riverina News
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size118 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date27/08/13
    DescriptionThe Department of Primary Industries and Charles Sturt University have completed a 12 month survey of
    angler catch and harvest along the Murrumbidgee River in an effort to better understand local fisheries’
    resources.
    DPI Narrandera Fisheries Centre researcher and PhD student Jamin Forbes led the first real survey of angler
    behaviour on the river, between Berembed Weir and Yanco Weir.
    Among the findings, the survey showed Murray cod (42 per cent of anglers) and golden perch (34 per cent of
    anglers) were the most popular angling targets, with seven per cent of anglers targeting Murray crayfish,
    three per cent fishing for carp and 12 per cent of anglers had no target species.
    Producer/AuthorZ McMaugh
    PersonsJamin Forbes