Pest Fishing

Pest Fishing

More than over 50 Logan residents attended Council’s first ever family pest fishing competition dubbed the "Carp Cup" on Sunday 26 February 2017. The event was held at the Demeio Park water body in Marsden. Both adults and children took part and as you can see from the smiling faces, fun and doing something good for the environment is a big win for everyone.  

Pest fishing day - everyone picking out their spots

As it turned out though no Carp were caught on the day. However a whopping 219 Tilapia were hauled in. Of those caught, the largest Tilapia measured 40.5cm and weighed in at 1.2kg. The smallest Tilapia measured just 5.3cm.   

Every fish counts - even the little ones!

The art activity on during the day appealed to those less patient amongst the fishers. The families who attended said they would come again and provided lots of positive feedback. Everyone enjoyed the positive atmosphere and being out in nature together for a good cause. 

Carp competition - family pest fishing day

For more information on Carp: http://www.carp.gov.au/The-Carp-Problem 

Tilapia - largest caught on the day

For more information on Tilapia: https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/pest-fish/noxious-fish/tilapia