CHECK YOUR TACKLE FOR WEEDS

 

Dame Didymo Davina made an appearance at Lake Otamangakau over the weekend to educate anglers about CLEANING THEIR TACKLE between waterways. 

The invasive weed Hornwort is present in Lake Taupo, particularly Tokaanu Bay and in Lake Rotoaira but is NOT present in Lake Otamangakau or Lake Kuratau. 

A lot of effort has gone into stopping the transfer of Hornwort to Lake O including wash stations, weed cordons at Lake O and countless days spent in educating fishermen, duckshooters and other users of Lake O.

While some fishermen and duckshooters are complying with the CHECK CLEAN DRY process to stop the transfer, the overall attitude of people using Lake O is way below what it needs to be and that is very worrying to the people involved in the bio security protection of the Lake. 

So Didymo Dave and a mate had a think about what could be done?  They decided to approach the WORLD's 1st MEGA STAR Dame Edna Everage to see if she could pop over from Australia and help.  Sadly Dame Edna is retired these days but helpful soul that she is, she readily approached her long lost New Zealand cousin  DAME DIDYMO DAVINA, herself a MEGA STAR who was only too keen to help.

Dame Didymo Davina says 

KEEP YOUR TACKLE CLEAN - CHECK FLIES AND LURES ARE CLEAN

DON'T TRANSFER WEEDS / ALGAE BETWEEN WATERWAYS

CHECK YOUR BOAT TRAILERS AND BOAT MOTORS FOR WEED - REMOVE BEFORE DRIVING OFF

MAKE SURE YOU DRAIN YOUR BILGE BEFORE RELOCATING TO ANOTHER WATERWAY

 

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