One of the fish hotels that are to be installed in the Condamine River later this month.
One of the fish hotels that are to be installed in the Condamine River later this month. Contributed

Fish 'hotels' to aid conservation

THOSE with a keen interest in fishing are invited to the Warwick District Recreational Fish Stocking Association AGM tomorrow.

The meeting comes ahead of what will be a big month for the group.

By May's end, the group will see two fish hotels - constructed from railways sleepers - and cod holes crafted from hollow drums placed into the Condamine River.

The structures will provide not only shade for fish that inhabit the waterways but also a breeding area for cod, who should lay their eggs on the holes' walls.

The hotels and holes have been installed as a counteractive measure to extensive removal of willow trees along the Condamine.

Heavy weights will ensure the structures will not wash away in floods.

It is hoped they will not only help slow the flow of the water in times of flood but also boost cod numbers and battle the pesky carp.

Anyone interested in attending the AGM should head along to the Leslie Dam clubhouse at 9am tomorrow morning.



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