Bagging some river pests

The inaugural Catch a Carp competition went off without a hitch at the weekend, with hundreds turning out to wet a line.

Around 230 people registered to fish on Saturday and around 240 carp were caught. It equated to 300 kilograms of feral fish.

Soldiers Club Fishing Club member Rob Pollack was overjoyed with the turn-out and said the day went smoothly.

“We were really happy with everything,” he told the Tribune.

“People came from Canberra, Young, Bowning, Bookham, Yass, they came from all over the place so it was a great turn out.”

Member for Burrinjuck and Minister for the Department of Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson was on hand to present the prizes which together had a value of around $2500.

Some of the notable results were:

Heaviest carp: Josh Lawrence

Heaviest carp female: Emmy Bush

Unluckiest fishing person: Andy Bush

Lucky registration: Phil Henderson.

Most carp caught (family): Careys

Most carp caught: Josh Lawrence.

Josh Lawrence was impressive on the weekend. he caught the heaviest and most carp on the day.

Josh Lawrence was impressive on the weekend. he caught the heaviest and most carp on the day.

The Carey's were the most succesfull family participatingin the Catch a Carp competition on Saturday.

The Carey's were the most succesfull family participatingin the Catch a Carp competition on Saturday.

Jarred Carey shows off one of the carp he snatched up at the weekend. The Carey family were the most successful family on the day.

Jarred Carey shows off one of the carp he snatched up at the weekend. The Carey family were the most successful family on the day.

Youngster Hayley Reardon is presented with a new fishing rod by Burrinjuck MP Katrina Hodgkinson.

Youngster Hayley Reardon is presented with a new fishing rod by Burrinjuck MP Katrina Hodgkinson.