Werribee River Association is hosting a community day and fishing event at Manor Lakes Reserve on Saturday 8th October, 10am-2pm.
The Catch a Carp Day will provide opportunities for people with little or no fishing experience to come and try fishing. Equipment, bait, advice and the recreational fishing license to participate are all included in the event.
The Werribee River Association are also asking keen anglers to attend, to assist in reducing the population of carp.
Carp are a noxious, introduced pest in our waterways and can impact our native aquatic species. By removing these fish from our lakes and rivers, we can create better habitats for our wildlife whilst being active outdoors in nature.
One of the highlights of the day will be fishing expert and champion angler Jo Starling’s attendance. Jo and her husband Starlo, have an online fishing community – Fishotopia, are described as Australia’s best-loved fishing couple and have many fishing accolades under their belt.
Jo will be running small-group classes, providing tuition on bait, casting, how to identify fish habitats, best fishing spots and much, much more. Jo is passionate about opening the sport of angling up to newcomers, particularly women and children.
For those not as keen on fishing, the Catch A Carp Day will include refreshments, nature walks and live music from local Karen singer/songwriter Hsar Pweh, Pacifika songstress V!NA and DJ Joseph Asirifi, spinning Ghanaian Afro-beats.
Charlotte Williamson, Education Manager with the Werribee River Association will be leading guided environmental walks to discover more about the restoration of Lollipop Creek and the wetlands of Manor Lakes.
Charlotte claims, “There’s so much to discover down by the lake. And Manor Lakes is a top urban spot for carp fishing. This will be a fun opportunity to get involved with our local waterway and discover more about recreational fishing.”
Prizes will be given for biggest carp, most fish caught and junior award.
Catch a Carp Event partners include Wyndham City, Victorian Fishing Authority (VFA), Women in Recreational Fishing (WIRF), Melbourne Water, OzFish and Manor Lakes Library will be onsite to help with advice, tips and resources.
For more details contact the Werribee River Association email@example.com