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Bendigo hosting roadshow to empower recreational anglers

OzFish Unlimited 2 mins read
OzFish Murray-Darling Basin Program Manager speaking at an OzFish event

Anglers and community members in Bendigo and central Victoria are invited to the latest OzFish Unlimited Fish Talk night, on Thursday 9 May at the Quality Lakeside Hotel, with complimentary dinner and lucky door prizes up for grabs.   

The fishing conservation charity is delivering the free event alongside the Victorian Fisheries Authority. This event, which aims to raise awareness about restoration and sustainability of our waterways, will be the second held as part of the Native Fish Habitat Roadshow, set to travel through northern Victoria. 

The speakers, including angling legend Colby Lesko, will discuss the challenges facing our rivers, recent success stories, and opportunities for individuals to contribute to restoration initiatives.    

Braeden Lampard, OzFish Murray-Darling Basin Program Manager, acknowledges that anglers see first-hand the issues facing our native fish and their involvement is invaluable to restoration efforts.        

“These community events are often the starting point to kickstart fish habitat restoration,” said Braeden.     

“There are complexities to restoration and bringing a waterway back to good health, but when people know more about the challenges, solutions are within reach.   

“On the night, we’ll update local anglers on how they can get involved, which is greatly needed following the devastation caused by the flooding in recent years,” said Braeden.    

This free event is open to the public, with catering provided. Early registration is essential as spots are expected to fill up fast. Register your attendance at https://ozfish.org.au/event/bendigo-fish-talks-vic-may-2024/  

Event Details: 
Thursday 9 May   
6:30pm start (please arrive at 6:15pm)  
Quality Lakeside Hotel, 286 Napier Street, Bendigo 

This event is made possible through the support of the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) Large Grants Program and the Australian Government’s One Basin CRC Program. The project is also supported by BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing, and the local recreational angling community.  

 

ENDS

Interviews available.  

Hi-res photos available of past OzFish Fish Talks and forums:

https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/qn00teww6jcd6tlyuivqo/AP9XBV4WlQCM_KgZmXiOrF0?rlkey=2mdwlloi6pgslsp19hg2z3km2&dl=0 


Key Facts:

Anglers invited to free Fish Talk night with catering provided.

The speakers will discuss the challenges facing our rivers.

Anglers are key to adressing issues as they see them first-hand.


About us:

About OzFish

OzFish Unlimited is a national fishing conservation charity established to improve the health of our rivers, lakes and estuaries. It is a member-based organisation dedicated to making our fishing grounds healthy, vibrant and more productive. Their active work includes; habitat restoration such as resnagging, riverbank planting, clean-ups, fishways, shellfish reef restoration and educational and community capacity building programs. 


Contact details:

Adelaide Harmony – OzFish Unlimited Communications Coordinator

adelaideharmony@ozfish.org.au | 0423237895

 

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