Born in 1955 at Mildura, Rodney grew up on the Darling. He has witnessed the changes in the native fish population, particularly relating to the arrival of the European carp; the decimation of Catfish; restocking; fish kills at Wakool; the removal of Willow trees; the disappearance of bird life following the wave of the calcivirus; blackwater and its impacts on the region; yabbying; fishing techniques; the way fish behave during droughts; the Darling floods of 1956 and 1976, and the various flora and fauna present in the region.
He also shows the research crew Fort Courage and talks about fishing at the junction of the two systems, including a description of a "mini delta" in the Anabranch when it runs.
Mention of 183 Dam and a fish species 'Minnow' (unspecified).
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Item: Lower Darling and the Great Anabranch
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Item: Prof. Heather Goodall
Item: Dr Jodi Frawley
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Item: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive (ATSIDA)
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Item: Golden Perch
Item: Silver Perch
Item: Murray Cod
Item: Freshwater Catfish
Item: European Carp
Item: Common Yabbie
Item: Australian Paratya