The Bingara Anglers Club helps look after some of the best freshwater fishing grounds in NSW. For years, its volunteers have sponsored events such as Easterfish and Carp Muster, while operating a hatchery and releasing thousands of fingerlings into the Gwydir and Horton rivers. However, with the ongoing drought, these pristine waterways are drying up, putting native fish at risk.
To save these important species, Bingara Anglers Club volunteers teamed up with NSW Government staff to conduct a fish rescue. Overall, 123 fish were saved, which will help re-stock the rivers and support the natural ecosystem once the drought breaks.