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Lake Sorell to reopen

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Lake Sorell from Cradle Hill

Lake Sorell will re-opened to the public from Saturday 6 February 2021.

This follows the temporary closure of the lake to allow additional fishing effort to further drive down the remaining carp population.

After more than 26 years of carp eradication work 41,499 carp have been removed from Lake Sorell and screens are being maintained to prevent carp from escaping the lake.

This season, only three carp were caught during the peak fishing period from October 2020 until the end of January 2021. It is estimated that there are few, if any, carp remaining in Lake Sorell.

It is increasingly likely that carp will be eradicated from the lake.

This re-opening of Lake Sorell is part of the successful progression of the Carp Management Program, the program will continue with some further periods of closure until full eradication is achieved.

The trout population has been reduced by the intense carp fishing effort, however stock levels are expected to rebuild naturally over the coming years, similar to Lake Crescent where anglers are now catching trophy trout.

Access is available from Dago Point and Mountain Creek sides of the lake. Access via Silver Plains remains closed.

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