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Carp Program

Cyprinus carpio or European Carp is a major pest species in Australia and poses a significant threat to native fishes by destroying aquatic habitats and competing for resources.

‘Grass Roots’ is a community volunteer fishing program focused on educating the public on the impact of European Carp on the environment.

The Grass Roots program is led by a professional fisherman who volunteers his time for Centennial  Parklands. Volunteers learn the specific methods used to catch carp when fishing in the Parklands.

Volunteers who participate in this program have an exemption from the regulation prohibiting fishing and can fish on the ponds.

There are opportunities for corporate groups to come and fish in the Parklands as a team building exercise. See our Corporate Volunteers program for details.

Please note: Carp fishing in is only permitted through authorised Centennial Parklands programs. Fishing outside these arranged group is illegal and offenders are liable for prosecution.

Upcoming dates and times

First and third Wednesday of the month. 3pm to sunset.

Volunteer for the Centennial Parklands Carp Program

Vacancies are currently available for this program. To register for this project please email the Centennial Parklands team your name and a contact phone number. 

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