Waranga Basin native fish habitat project

The $100,000 fishing licence fee funded project, led by the Goulburn Valley Association of Angling Clubs, has seen more than 50 tonnes of timber material installed at 80 sites.

The finer branches of brush piles, sourced from the Campaspe Shire’s Rushworth Rail Trail project, will provide ideal habitat for 750,000 golden perch fingerlings to be stocked by Fisheries over the next three years.

The project is another great example of collaboration between agencies, fishing clubs and the private sector including Goulburn Murray Water, Wedge Group, the Nathalia and Kyabram angling clubs, Safe Transport Victoria Maritime, Arbor Dynamics and Xtreme Marine.

Recreational fishers and other waterway users of Waranga Basin will also benefit from the upgraded boat ramp at Harriman Point, completed by Better Boating Victoria in 2022.