FAMILY FISHING: Michael Litchfield landed the heaviest carp and his daughter Madeleine won a lucky draw prize at the Warwick Condamine Alliance Carp Fishing Competition.
FAMILY FISHING: Michael Litchfield landed the heaviest carp and his daughter Madeleine won a lucky draw prize at the Warwick Condamine Alliance Carp Fishing Competition. Jayden Brown

Cut the carp, go fishing on the Condamine River

ANGLERS young and old lined the banks of the Condamine River united by one goal - catch the carp.

More than 100 keen anglers got out their rods and reels for the Warwick Condamine Alliance Carp Fishing Competition yesterday, all hoping to come away with a good catch.

Just nine carp, notorious as local pest fish, were caught by the 108 anglers.

Warwick District Recreational Fish Stocking Association secretary/treasurer Ed Kemp said he was surprised they managed to catch that many.

"Fisheries came through here a few weeks ago and they managed to only catch one," Mr Kemp said.

"The most pleasing thing is there were no small ones - which means they aren't breeding."

Local angler Michael Litchfield landed the heaviest catch, weighing in at 3.5kg.

"I lost two first up this morning," Mr Litchfield said.

"My best is about five in one morning."

FOR more photos from the fishing competition, see tomorrow's Bush Telegraph inserted in the Daily News.



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