It is good news all round for Bingara’s Anglers Club and Hatchery. In addition to obtaining Hatchery Quality Assurance Scheme (HQAS) accreditation from NSW Department of Primary Industries a couple of months ago, the club has now received a Recreational Fishing Trust grant for $14,529.
Bingara Anglers Club and Hatchery members Stuart Lanaghan, Leanne and Brian Riley, Steve Apthorpe and Andy Callaway are very pleased with the new grant which will make way for much needed upgrades to the hatchery.
This will be used to replace worn out tanks, heaters and improve the air supply to the brood ponds. “This is a great change for the hatchery and will make it better for us to produce our fingerlings to enhance local recreational fisheries,” Steve Apthorpe said.
“This is a great example of how funds from the Recreational Fishing Trust are used to benefit recreational fishers for those who don’t know how funds from the Recreational Fishing Fee are spent.
The Bingara Anglers Club wishes to thank NSW DPI for its support.”