Fishing is a popular recreation in the Currimundi catchment with many locals and tourists alike throwing in a line hoping for their next meal.
If you’re near the Currimundi catchment from 13 – 16 April you may see members of the Currimundi Catchment Care Group with Sunshine Coast Council Waterways team and consultant Kris Pittman out on the water netting fish to assess their abundance, size and species. Sunshine Coast Council has funded the research and results will be compared with a similar survey conducted in 2013 when more than 7,000 fish were sampled, including 16 different species. All fish are quickly returned to the water.
In order to have an abundance and diversity of fish species, the community must protect the waterways not only for the fish but also for biodiversity, water quality and the whole ecosystem. So if you’re out fishing, remember, take only what you need, clean up your bait bags and waste fishing gear and don’t damage the banks, vegetation or waterways. No habitat means no fish.
See information about the previous survey conducted in April 2013 here.
If you would like to help or just come along and have a look at how it’s done, Monday 13 April 2014 when we will be at easily accessible spots around Currimundi Lake will be the best opportunity.
Contact Tony Moorhead firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 5438 8267.