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    waterways for better fishing
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    waterways for better fishing
    and a better future

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Record crowds for Easter Fishing Classic

Record crowds for Easter Fishing Classic

13 June 2017

A record 1,305 fishers entered the 2017 EASTER Lake Burrendong fishing classic over the weekend, with an estimated 3,000 people gathering in the holiday park.

A huge showing of sponsorship support saw 108 businesses throw contributions at the event, with over $50,000 in prizes drawing in fishers from as far as New Zealand.

Near perfect weather conditions greeted those in attendance, with the crowd starting to build from

the Monday before the event to enjoy glassed out boating and fishing conditions.

Nicholas Cowen, aged 11 couldn't believe his luck when he was handed the keys to a brand new car at the Sunday presentation, whilst Jackie Wake from Dubbo and Steven Penrose from Orange both went home with a brand new boat in tow. 

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THIRTY local Indigenous people

1 June 2017

THIRTY local Indigenous people are now working “on country” along the Dubbo stretch of the Macquarie River thanks to innovative fundraising efforts from the Inland Waterways Rejuvenation Association (IWRA).

One of the largest “work for the dole” projects ever to be rolled out in the region, the participants will be working on local reserves to remove rubbish, plant native trees and eradicate invasive weeds.

The project has been made possible thanks to a partnership with Work-For-The-Dole provider, Sureway Employment and Training.

A call to action over 12 months ago to address the cities’ river pollution crisis came when the Devil’s Hole Reserve was choked with rubbish after heavy rainfall, with the Inland Waterways clean-up effort attracting volunteers from across the city.

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Security beefed up on local reserves

Security beefed up on local reserves

11 May 2017

Security cameras have been installed on public reserves, with those dumping rubbish in our local waterways set for a surprise as the public moves to stop those desecrating the banks of the Macquarie River. 

The River Repair Bus crew has been working hard to rid the Macquarie River of rubbish in recent weeks, with no shortage of ignorant tossers ensuring that the work is never ending. The crew even stumbled across a find that had them all quite simply gobsmacked, when they discovered a camper trailer dumped in the river, almost fully submerged underwater, on a local reserve not far from Dubbo. Presumed stolen and dumped, the camper van still looked to be in reasonable condition, all be it a little muddy and all but completely submerged with just the tow bar and annexe visible. 

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