Carp Loves 20degreesC

Believe it or not, we don't have a complete picture of where carp breed or aggregate in the upper Murrumbidgee.  In lowland areas carp breed in large wetlands.  These are largely absent in our catchment, but carp still breed.  However, knowing this information is important to better target carp control.   

Upper Murrumbidgee Waterwatch is raising awareness about carp breeding with its ‘Carp loves 20 degreesC’ campaign.  This campaign highlights that carp will start to spawn (breed) as water temperature warm up in the spring (about 20 degrees C).  We are asking the community to report carp sightings and behavious in spring (or any time of year).  Reports from previous years show that carp breeding can occur as early as October and that ‘spawning runs’ are observed in some of our river systems.   More information can be found at the Upper Murrumbigee Waterwatch website. 

Carp sightings can be recorded using the ‘Feral Fish Scan’ mapping tool which is available on the web or as an app.  The more sightings we get the better the picture.  All sightings are there on the website for everyone to see.  Carp sightings recorded at any time of year is useful! Alive or dead!!