Catch a carp back in 2018

Catch of the day: Leumeah's Steve Dougherty with his award winning 2017 catch. Picture: Brett Atkins
Catch of the day: Leumeah's Steve Dougherty with his award winning 2017 catch. Picture: Brett Atkins

Fishing isn’t something that is really associated with Campbelltown.

But once every year, for the past five years, Campbelltonians grab their tackle boxes and rods, and tie some bait on their hooks in the hope of landing a monster carp from a local lake.

The events has been held at both Eagle Vale Pond and Ambarvale’s Lake Mandurama since its inception in 2013. This year it will be Eagle Vale’s turn again.

The competition is a fun, friendly way for the community to help rid waterways of the environmentally destructive carp.

It’s not just small fry that call the pond home either.

There are also awards for most carp caught and smallest carp caught for each age group – under 10 years old, in between 10 and 17 years old, and 18 and over.

About 200 fish are removed from the waterways during the competition each year.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, April 22 from 7am through to 10.30am.