The Carp Report - October to December

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Carp Management Program Report Oct–Dec 2018

We caught 33 carp from Lake Sorell during the three months. Most carp (76%) were caught in gill nets set widely around the lake. Most nets were set around the shallow regions of the lake in response to rising water temperatures and lake levels.

Over 50% of the male carp caught were infected with the naturally occurring jelly gonad condition (JGC)  which affects their chances of successfully spawning. The number of male carp affected by JGC is playing an important part in the final stages of the eradication.

To find out more about the progress of the Carp Management Program read here.

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