CONTENTED FISHERMAN: Kev Farley, of Allora, on the banks of the Condamine River in Warwick.
CONTENTED FISHERMAN: Kev Farley, of Allora, on the banks of the Condamine River in Warwick. Gerard Walsh

Anglers aim to rid river of carp menace

ALLORA-based Kev Farley predicts good fishing times ahead for anglers in the Condamine River.

Mr Farley was in a group of 150 anglers who joined in a recent Sunday morning push to remove carp from the river in Warwick.

"I love fishing for carp and destroying them," he said.

Each carp caught in the competition was destroyed due to the damage they cause to the habitat.

He said the river was starting to settle down after the 2010/2011 floods.

"I think it is better for fishing since the big floods," Mr Farley said.

While he might not be a professional angler, he has a ute and canopy set up with all his fishing gear, a caravan to camp in during extended fishing trips and solar panels to power the caravan.

He will fish in the Condamine River anywhere from Warwick to Cecil Plains, often fishing at Lemontree Weir, in the Millmerran area.

"There can be heaps of fish at some spots one day and none the next day," he said.

"I follow the river and often stay overnight."

He sometimes heads north to fish in Kings Creek, near Clifton, where his biggest catch was a 38cm silver perch.



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