CARP MUSTERING: Caitlyn Benn-Cox, Jack Benn, Mia Benn-Cox in last year’s muster.
CARP MUSTERING: Caitlyn Benn-Cox, Jack Benn, Mia Benn-Cox in last year’s muster.

Register for a big weekend Carp Muster

GET your fishing rods out and bait up those hooks.

This weekend is the big Carp Muster and registrations are being taken now at the Green Paint Shop, Casino Outdoor and Disposal and Saturday and Sunday at the back of the RSM Club.

Keen carp catchers can also register at the Casino RSM Club on Friday night from 6-7.30pm.

There are $4000 in prizes and lucky prize bags for juniors who register early.

Weigh-in will take place behind Casino RSM Club on Saturday to 5pm and Sunday to 2pm.

Final draw will be on Sunday at 3pm at the RSM Club.

All fish must be caught on a rod and reel or handline, and entrants must have a fishing licence.

The carp muster aims to reduce numbers of this destructive fish.

According to the NSW Department of Primary Industries, carp contribute to poor water quality, increase the likelihood of algal blooms by preying on animals that eat algae; and cause erosion by undermining river banks leading to the collapse of banks and vegetation.

The fish also feed on native invertebrates, and compete with native fish for food and habitats.

So come along to the Casino Carp Muster, catch a few fish and do your bit to protect local waterways and the environment.

For more information about carp and what the State Government is doing to control this species, click here.

Entry fees are adults $20, pensioner $15 and school students $10.



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