MORE than 7200 Murray cod fingerlings will be released into the Murray River at Torrumbarry on Saturday by the Central Vic Lure Casters Super Series in a hope to regenerate stocks of the fish in the river.
The 7272 fingerlings were bought with $2338.40 raised by raffles organised by the CVLCSS over the last two years, which was then matched by the New South Wales Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests.
A barbecue will be held after the fish are released, and all juniors attending will receive a free pair of JR Fish Grips.
CVLCSS holds catch and release lure competitions around summer aiming to promote the style of fishing in central Victoria.
CVLCSS organiser Michael Shiel said the group hoped to increase breeding stocks of the Murray cod in the Murray River.
“Especially with the water events of last year, there were a lot of fish kills down the Murray system, so we are trying to get the numbers up to make it more sustainable for recreational fishing.”
Mr Shiel encouraged families to attend the fish stock release day.
“We’re all about families and children getting involved into the sport and exposing catch-and-release fishing to the younger ones.”
The family day begins at 10am at Torrumbarry Weir ramp one on Headworx Rd, Torrumbarry.
For more information, see www.cvlcss.com