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Big haul at Bourke Carp Muster


Cameron Brown with Ros O’Connor and Ros’s prizewinning carp catch. Photo TWH

There are one thousand less invasive carp in the Darling River this week after a huge turnout of anglers at the weekend.

Bourke’s Ain’t Caught Nuffin’ fishing club organised the carp muster, with 113 people throwing a line in between Brewarrina and Louth.

President of the fishing club, Steven Coyne, said it was a great turnout and a worthwhile result that will have an impact on the health of the Darling River.

“It was an awesome weekend and I want to thank to all the anglers who entered and everyone who supported the Carp Muster,” Steven said.

“It was an amazing effort to get over 1000 carp out of the river and I would also like to thank our patrons who make a day like this possible – the Darling River Golf Club and Krystal Bock and Ronny Cunningham did the bar on the day.

“The fishing club committee worked hard to make the muster a success and I would like to thank them for their efforts, and to everyone in the community and beyond for turning up,” Steve said. {…]

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