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Catch A Carp competition

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Catch a carp!

Campbelltown City Council will once again be hosting the Catch a Carp competition at Eagle Vale Pond, Eagle Farm Reserve, Eagle Vale on Sunday 7 April from 7am until 10.30am, with the prize ceremony from 10.30am until 11am.

The Catch a Carp competition encourages the community to join the fight against carp with the goal of reducing the numbers of this pest species in our waterways.

There will be great prizes on offer across a range of age categories, including biggest carp caught, smallest carp caught, most carp caught and a mystery length prize. Participants will also enjoy a free sausage sizzle and the chance to win great raffle prizes thanks to event sponsors.

How to register

Please use the form below to register yourself and family members participating in the Catch a Carp event. Once the form has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email if you have provided your email address.

Online registrations for the event are open until midnight Thursday 4 April, however you can still register on the day and be part of the competition. The registration tent will be setup near the community hall. 

Catch a Carp Entry Form

Why catch carp?

Carp are classified as a noxious species, and have been linked to algal blooms, waterway erosion and a reduction in native fish populations, making them an uninvited guest in our local waterway systems.

Intensive recreational fishing for carp in small, closed systems such as lakes, ponds and dams has been shown to help reduce local populations.

Since this competition began in 2013, there has been over 200 carp across both Eagle Farm Reserve and Lake Mandurama.

We hope that by growing this competition and targeting waterways all over Campbelltown, we can deplete the numbers of carp PERMANENTLY, improving our waterways and giving our native species the best chance of survival.

Prizes

One prize per age category will be awarded. The winner must be registered and present to claim their prize.

Age category:

  • Under 10 years old
  • 10 years to 17 years old
  • 18 years and over

Prize categories:

  • Mystery length - prize not subject to age categories
  • Smallest carp caught - prize not subject to age categories
  • Biggest carp caught - prize by age category
  • Most carp caught - prize by age category
  • Raffle - prize not subject to age categories

 Individuals are eligible to win one prize only on the day.

Interested in supporting this community event?

The Catch a Carp competition aims to raise awareness about invasive species such as carp within the Campbelltown area, and promote care of our natural resources.

Promotion of the event is comprehensive, and will ensure the sponsor receives extensive exposure across the city of Campbelltown on its digital and print media.

If you are interested in supporting this annual environmental community event, please contact Council's Open Space team on (02) 4645 4601

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