The release of 1200 silver perch will improve recreational fishing opportunities and complement proposed on-water activities at the Warren Reservoir.
RecFish SA’s release brings fish stocks in the Warren to 14,000 which includes 6000 golden perch, 5000 murray cod and 3000 silver perch.
Barossa Council Mayor Bob Sloane said Council was excited to see recreational and tourism opportunities coming to fruition.
“This is great for fishers but also for the local community because of the social, recreational and economic flow-on effects it will deliver,” he said.
“This boost to angling and the addition of proposed on-water activities such as kayaking will enhance this area as a tourism destination and add yet another jewel to the Barossa’s crown.
“In South Australia silver perch is protected in the Murray River so this will provide a very unique experience that will attract anglers from far and wide.”
Councillor Bim Lange said infrastructure works at the Warren Reservoir would provide all-abilities access to the Reservoir via upgrades to car park facilities and access to paths, fencing and toilets.
“Silver perch is a species people want to fish and we are thrilled to provide infrastructure that provides a year round, high quality experience for the State’s 236,000 recreational fishers,” Cr Lange said.
“The collaboration between key stakeholders including SA Water and RecFish SA shows a real commitment to achieving positive outcomes for the region.”