Wagga's Lake Albert to receive 20,000 golden perch

Wagga Wagga's Lake Albert will be receiving 20,000 golden perch today from the Narrandera Fisheries Centre as part of the NSW Government's efforts to restock the State's waterways with native fish.

While drought has affected Lake Albert recent rains have meant the lake now has enough water to sustain fish.

Narrandera Fisheries Centre is also sending 5,000 golden perch to the Urana town lake, which is now full after being dry for a number of years during the ongoing drought, as well as 5,000 golden perch for Finley lake, 4,000 for Jerilderie lake, 5,000 for Mannus lake (near Tumbarumba) and 2,000 for Bowman's Lagoon near Wagga Wagga.

The harvesting of native fish will continue through until the end of April when the last of the eight stocking ponds were due to be harvested.


Posted 24 March 2010