The National Carp Control Plan

Short clip released by the National Carp Control Plan.

Having been personally interviewed a couple of times now by the NCCP as part of their stakeholder engagement, and based on the amount of discussion amongst my clients and many other rec fishers I know, I feel that the consultation component of the project continues to be very well run.

Still lots of work and research to be done, many questions to be answered, and issues to be sorted, and although I'm still sitting on the fence, the potential benefits in significantly reducing the biomass of carp in our inland waterways are huge.

Lake Burley Griffin Fish Survey 2017

The Lake Burley Griffin Fish Survey 2017 has been completed, and the final report made available by the NCA. Some quite interesting reading in the report, which is viewable here:

As a lay person, I think the report paints a very positive picture, although I note the concern over the potentially unsuccessful 2015 stocking of Golden Perch, which could leave a noticeable gap in stocks in future years.

Recommendations contained in the report include:
• Continue the stocking on an annual basis alternating between Golden Perch and
Murray Cod. Include a gap year only if it can increase funds for later fish stocking. 
• Stock largest numbers possible and or investigate pre-release predator training to
improve survival. 
• Undertake periodic boat electrofishing surveys every 5 years to determine
effectiveness of stocking and changes in the fish community. 
• Education and enforcement of recreational anglers to increase the sustainability of
fishery and reduce likelihood of pest introductions. 
• Investigate improvement to the fish habitat within the lake and upstream.

Tight lines!

Burrinjuck Trips

Just starting to prep some lures and terminals for some trips we have booked in April at Burrinjuck - pretty confident that the keen fishers will be able to guess the target species from the pic below!

Still have some spots available in May for both afternoon and overnight trips (staying at Burrinjuck Waters State Park) so if you'd like more details on a trip to Burrinjuck, send a message or give me a call.

In the meantime, a trip on Burley Griffin is looking good for this afternoon 😀🐟

Tight lines,

Brett Richards

National Capital Sport Fishing
Ph. 0421 368 567

Professional Fishing Instructors and Guides Association of Australia (PFIGA)

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Canberra Times - Canberra and the capital region's best fishing spots revealed by Ben Caddaye

Great little article from well known fishing writer Ben Caddaye in today's Canberra Times on some of his favourite fishing options within range of Canberra, including the alpine creeks and lakes of the Snowy's, Lake Burley Griffin, and the NSW South Coast. You can check Ben's article out here:

Give us a call or check out our website if you're interested in having a fish over the holidays!

Tight lines

Brett Richards
National Capital Sport Fishing
0421 368 567
#llbg #visitcanberra #ncsf #bbsf #pfiga

WIN a 3 Hr Fast Cast Fishing Tour GIFT VOUCHER

WIN a 3 Hr Fast Cast Fishing Tour GIFT VOUCHER 🎁

To celebrate the month of December at National Capital Sport Fishing (Christmas and the Cod opening in the same month) , we're giving away a 3 Hr 'Fast Cast' Fishing Tour Gift Voucher on Lake Burley Griffin valued at $349!! 🐟🐟

You can give the voucher as a gift, or use it for yourself 😁

To enter, simply:

1. Like our FaceBook page
2. Like and Share our 3 Hr Fast Cast Fishing Tour GIFT VOUCHER post
3. Tag three friends that would enjoy a 3 Hr Fast Cast Tour

A National Capital Sport Fishing Gift Voucher makes a great gift idea for the fishers in your life, with Lake Burley Griffin a picturesque urban waterway central to the Nation's capital and holding surprisingly good stocks of Golden Perch and Murray Cod.

For more information on our guided fishing tours on Lake Burley Griffin and other waterways adjacent to Canberra, make sure you check out the rest of our website!

Winner drawn at random on Christmas Eve.

Tight lines,

Brett Richards
National Capital Sport Fishing
0421 368 567

#ncsf #canberrasportfishing #bbsf #visitcanberra #llbg

LBG update

Lake Burley Griffin is looking great at the moment - good water clarity, surface temp has reached 20 degrees, and the yella's are on the move!

We'll be commencing tours from 1st December - get in touch via, or give me a call on 0421 368 567 if you'd like to find out more. 

Tight lines,

Brett Richards

National Capital Sport Fishing


National Gone Fishing Day!

Hope you have a chance to get out on the water and enjoy National Gone Fishing Day!

Water temps on Lake Burley Griffin generally 17-18 degrees, and 19 up the Molonglo. Ryan and I had an enjoyable little session yesterday afternoon on LBG with Fishing World writer Ben Caddaye on some reddies, and Ben scoring a nice little Golden on a lipless crank bait.