Mick explains his family history and the history of their property 'Myandetta". He talks about the history of fishing in the area; professional anglers and netters; and changing attitudes towards fishing (catch and release). He learned to fish with nets and lines with his grandfathers. He discusses the arrival of European carp in 1973, noting that they travel in floodwater. He talks about bait, what it takes to catch Bony Beam, and set lines.
Barb talks about yabbying, and says that she likes fishing but loves the river.
Mick and Barb approve of restocking efforts by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI), but share their concerns about the reduced responsiveness of fishing inspectors. They observe that there are more visitors and anglers about the river and note that illegal fishing is still practiced. They discuss man made weirs and natural weirs; river management; water allocations; water licenses; grazing along the river: erosion; and efforts to re-establish vegetation along the river.
Mention of NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), Catchment Management Authority (CMA)
Mention of Lake Cargellico (NSW), Burrendong Dam (NSW), Darling River Weir 19A (30°13'55.0"S 145°41'49.0"E; MDBA Site ID 425037; "19-mile weir")
Mention of water lizards, wombats, shrimp.
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Item: Darling River - Bourke to Brewarrina
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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)
Item: State Library of New South Wales
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Item: Black Bream
Item: Silver Perch
Item: Murray Cod
Item: European Carp
Item: Freshwater Catfish
Item: Golden Perch
Item: Spangled Perch
Item: Bony Bream
Item: Common Yabbie
Item: Water allocations
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