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What lies beneath?

29 Mar 2018

Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the flowing waters of the Campaspe or Coliban rivers?

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of an angler and would love to know what you can catch and where?

The North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) will reveal all at the free Fish of the Upper Catchment community event at Kyneton on 26 April.

“We have used what’s called environmental DNA, or eDNA, to paint a picture of what fish are in our local rivers and where they are,” North Central CMA Project Manager Greg Barber said.

“Samples of water were taken at various spots along both the Campaspe and Coliban rivers and may of their tributaries upstream of Lake Eppalock, and analysed in a laboratory.

“The results identify the distribution of several threatened fish species and provide us with valuable baseline data.

“That data can be used to assess the effectiveness of our current plans and projects, and any future ones.”

Supported by the Kyneton Angling Club, the Fish of the Upper Catchment event will include expert speakers from both the North Central CMA and scientists involved in the collecting and analysing of the samples.

To find out more about the event, and to register, click here or call 03 5448 7124.

The all ages event will be held at the Kyneton Mechanics Institute on April 26 from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.