FISHING: A large carp catch ready for the scales at the Surveyor General Inn during the Berrima Village Carpathon weekend.Photo suppliedBERRIMA Village Carpathon is expected to be “four times bigger” than last year as it begins with the first cast off today at noon.
The annual fishing event drew in 150 keen carp fishers last year and event founder Andrew Hearn said he’s expecting four times that with a hundred strong fishing group from Albion Park already registered.
The largest catch from the Wingecarribee River banks last year was a 7.25kg carp from the likes of fisherman Mark Walton who will return this weekend to defend his title.
Mr Hearn who owns Andrew Hearn Real Estate Berrima, said he thought it was a real eco-friendly idea to stage an event that would reduce the numbers of carp in the river.
And for every carp caught, he said council donate a tree to be planted along the banks.
Last year the tally reached 235 carp from locals and visitors alike for what Mr Hearn calls a “real family event”.
The first line will be thrown from noon today and will continue until Sunday.
There will be a regular weigh in at the Surveyor General Hotel with prizes, trophies and live entertainment.
Registration is open each day from 7am at Andrew Hearn Real Estate.
Cost for the weekend is $12 for adults, $6 for children or $25 for a family or to fish for only half a day cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children or $12.50 for a family.
Phone Andrew Hearn on 4877 2771 for more information.
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