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Catch A Carp competition


Catch a carp!

We once again hosted the Catch a Carp competition at Eagle Vale Pond, Eagle Farm Reserve, Eagle Vale on Sunday 7 April from 7.00am until 11.30am, with the prize ceremony from 11.00am until 11:30am.

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 were 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 enjoyed a free sausage sizzle and the chance to win great raffle prizes thanks to event sponsors.

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.


One prize per age category is 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 have any questions about this annual environmental community event, please contact Council's Open Space team on 02 4645 4283

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