Lake Cargelligo restocking after the drought.

07/04/2010:   Lake Cargelligo will today receive 20,000 golden perch - a great boost for the lake, which is now at 40 per cent capacity after being very low during the drought.

"This is good news for a community that is very keen on its fishing and has suffered badly during the prolonged drought," Industry & Investment NSW Narrandera Fisheries Centre's hatchery manager Stephen Thurstan said.

The golden perch have been transported from the Narrandera hatchery as part of the NSW Government's efforts to restock the State's waterways with native fish.

Mr Thurstan said the restocking program, funded with considerable support from the recreational fishing licence trusts, has helped stock numerous catchments affected by the drought.

"Harvesting of native fish at the centre will continue through until the end of April when the last of the eight fingerling ponds were due to be harvested," he said.

"More than 1.7 million fish will have been harvested at Narrandera Fisheries Centre this season, from December to April, which is great news for the State's keen anglers."

As well as restocking Lake Cargelligo, Industry & Investment is also re-stocking:
   * 10,000 silver perch to Lake Albert at Wagga Wagga;
   * 20,000 golden perch to Carcoar Dam near Blayney;
   * 80,000 golden perch and 30,000 silver perch to Glenbawn Dam near Scone; and
   * 30,000 silver perch and 30,000 golden perch to Glennies Creek Dam near Singleton this week.

Today's restocking at Lake Cargelligo will start at 11am and will conclude shortly afterwards.

via Industry and Investment NSW