Do you like fishing?
You are invited to attend the Lake Woodcroft Carp Fish-Out.
Blacktown City Council will be hosting a free fishing event to help reduce the number of carp which are degrading Lake Woodcroft.
Carp are an introduced fish which are listed as a noxious species in NSW due to their negative environmental impacts.
Bring along your rod, tackle and bait (bread, worms or corn kernels) to this fun event.
There will also be information stalls on weeds, pollution, feral animals and wetlands.
Please note: All participants are required to have a recreational fishing licence/ permit from NSW Department of Industry and Investment.
You are required to pay the NSW recreational fishing fee to fish in fresh and salt water in the state unless you are:
under the age of 18
an adult assisting a person under the age of 18 to take a fish using a single rod
an Aboriginal person, or
the holder of a:
Current Pensioner Concession Card issued by Centrelink
Current Pensioner Concession Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Treatment Card endorsed "Totally and Permanently Incapacitated"(TPI)
Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold Treatment Card endorsed "Extreme Disablement Adjustment" (EDA)
Letter from the Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs stating that the person receive a disability pension of 70 per cent or higher, or an intermediate pension
***Please note that Senior's Cards, Health Care Cards and Repatriation Health Cards will not exempt you from paying the fishing fee.
For further information on the requirements and exemptions see: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/licence-fee
All attendees must register first. You can register your spot now through eventbrite or phone Council’s Natural Areas team during business hours on 9839 6074.
REMINDER: All participants need to have a recreational fishing licence. Fisheries inspectors may be doing spot checks on the day. For licence details visit http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/licence-fee