As part of Camden Council’s Hook, Line & Measure citizen science project, local fishers are being encouraged to identify and record the species, size and distribution of fish caught in the Nepean River and other local waterways.

“If you catch a fish in the Camden area, let us know about it,” Mayor of Camden Ashleigh Cagney said.

“The data that gets collected and then shared will be very useful for the community, and help us deliver projects to better our waterways.”

Fishers who take part will fill out an online form to record their catch and report it to Council.

The data will be presented on the Camden Open Data Portal via an interactive map and data table.

The information will provide Council with a baseline dataset, which could help the community identify areas which may be more productive for recreational fishing activities and inform future Council sustainability projects.

To find out more, and record your catch, visit bit.ly/hooklinemeasurecamden.