Episode 16: How anglers are protecting native fish and the waterways they call home

Guest Speaker: Andrew McGovern

In this episode, Siwan chats with Andrew McGovern, an avid angler and one of Australia’s most recognised fishing journalist. Andrew has been fishing in the Canberra and Snowy Mountains regions for over 40 years and has a special connection to the Murrumbidgee River, where he grew up. Siwan and Andrew discuss the role anglers play in caring for and protecting native fish, as well as the waterways they live in. Andrew is particularly passionate about sustainable catch-and-release fishing practices, and how we can minimise harm and maximise enjoyment of being out on the river and catching our wonderful fish.

 

In this episode, Siwan chats with Andrew McGovern, an avid angler and fishing journalist. Andrew has been fishing the Canberra and Snowy Mountains regions for over 40 years and has a special connection to the Murrumbidgee River, where he grew up. Andrew has written over 350 articles on fishing and is one of Australia’s most recognised fishing journalists. Siwan and Andrew discuss the role anglers can play in caring for and protecting native fish, as well as the waterways they live in. Andrew is particularly passionate about sustainable catch-and-release fishing practices, and how we can minimise harm and maximise enjoyment of being out on the river and catching our wonderful native fish.

The upper Murrumbidgee River is in trouble…

The upper Murrumbidgee River is facing a range of devastating issues, including the lack of flows, that have been harming the river ecologically, culturally and socially for well over a decade. We are calling on government agencies, academics, scientists and concerned community members so that we can band together, take action and press our leaders, politicians and corporations for more transparency and better protection of the upper Murrumbidgee.

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    Learn about the upper Murrumbidgee Recovery Reach

    The Upper Murrumbidgee Recovery Reach (UMRR) has been established to carrying out on-ground actions to recover native fish in the upper Murrumbidgee River, and invest in capacity building and awareness raising activities for key stakeholders relationships in the upper Murrumbidgee region.

    Learn more about the UMRR here.