Environment and Water Sport and Recreation | October 07, 2016

Restocking of lakes needed now

The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy MP is calling for the Victorian Government to commit to a major release of fish stock in recreational lakes across the region as water levels rise to their highest in several years.

“Our region is known as one of the best freshwater angling destinations in Australia” Ms Kealy said.

“Rainfall over recent months has restored most of our lakes to full or near full capacity. The timing is now right to restock these lakes with fish to re-establish our reputation as a leading recreation and tourism destination” she said.

An excellent example is Lake Wallace in Edenhope, which is filling for the first time in many years.

“Restocking Lake Wallace will allow local residents to enjoy recreational fishing for the first time in many years, while also attracting significant tourism back to our region with the many benefits that this brings to the broader community” Ms Kealy said.

“It is great that we now have significant water for recreation right across our region. The Andrew’s Labor Government needs to act now to ensure that we capitalise on all the benefits that this can bring to our local communities” she said.

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