Jon Stanhope has the thrilling news that 23,000 young Murray Cod (fingerlings) are being dropped into Yerrabi Pond and Lake Tuggeranong!
“The release today of the Murray Cod fingerlings is the latest part of this program and we intend to stock Golden Perch fingerlings later this year.
“The release of fish into our lakes gives Canberrans greater opportunities for fishing closer to home, takes pressure off native species in our non-urban rivers and streams better protecting threatened species in the wild, and improves the biodiversity of our lakes.”
Since the mid-1990s the ACT Government has released more than a million fish into the Territory’s lakes and dams.
In four years they’re supposed to be over 1m in length.