Boort Carp Eradication Weekend

Published on 03 October 2019

WHEN:        Saturday 19 October

WHERE:      Boort Angling Club
                    Little Lake Boort
                    Boort

What started as a way to decrease the number of carp in Little Lake Boort and to potentially increase the number of edible fish, has turned into a fantastic, fun weekend for the entire family.

“More than anything we wanted to get people fishing,” Rod Stringer, the President of the Boort Angling Club, explains. “Keeping carp out of the lake was a bonus. Three years ago, we had around 100 people enter for the weekend, and then last year we had over 230. We are hoping for even greater numbers this year.”

Whilst there are a few serious fishermen in the group each year, Rod says that it’s wonderful to see first-timers and kids having a go.

“Little Lake Boort is a wonderful lake in beautiful surrounds. It really is one of the town’s greatest assets and it’s a fantastic place to sit on the grass around the water and just relax. It’s free for kids to enter and we’ve had a few little ones, even as young as three or four, have a go. With no steep drop off at any part of the lake, it’s safe and makes fishing easy.”

With a number of prizes available over the weekend – some based on skill, and some based on luck – there is an opportunity for everyone to win. “You might not win on the fishing, but you’re a chance to win on something else,” Rod says.

“We do our best to cater for everyone. We encourage people to come along and have a look.”

Entry for the weekend is $50 per family or $25 per adult with kids under 16 free. The entry fee includes breakfast on both Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Saturday evening and entry to a major prize draw.

For more information or to obtain a Naturally Loddon spring calendar, phone the Loddon Visitor Information Centre on 5494 3489, email loddonvisitorinformation@loddon.vic.gov.au or visit www.loddon.vic.gov.au