Dam full of fish

FISHERMEN will be all smiles this week as Leslie Dam squirms with thousands of new fish.

Yesterday, 65,000 yellow-belly fingerlings were released into the dam with 20,000 silver perch.

In their second biggest fish stocking year ever, Warwick and District Recreational Fish Stocking Association secretary/treasurer Ed Kemp said 298,750 fish had been released into the dam over the past stocking year.

"We also put in 11,666 murray cod in over the past year and we've still got another 35,000 yellow-bellies ordered to come to Leslie, which should be in about six weeks," Mr Kemp said.

He said the fish were not only in abundance, but were biting.

"This coming weekend people can look forward to catching a mixed bag," Mr Kemp said.

"There is a lot of yellow-belly and the silver perch are on the chew and so are catfish.

"Leslie Dam has got so much water, it's fantastic," he said.

Mr Kemp said fishermen needed to ensure they were not taking home undersize fish.

The legal limit for yellow-belly is 30cm along with silver perch and golden perch.

Catfish are 35cm and the legal size for murray cod is 60cm.


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