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Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council has begun work on installing a fishing platform on Morleys Creek at Gundagai. The project has been funded with a grant from the NSW Government Department of Industries, Recreational Fishing Trust.

Piling work started this week to construct a 6 metre long jetty on the Morley’s Creek for use by recreational anglers. The jetty will be particularly useful for those who wish to teach children and others to fish as it will have a flat and level base away from branches and other obstacles that can make learning to cast difficult.

The project will improve access to the creek for recreational fishermen and can be utilised by those with limited mobility as it will provide a flat and stable surface from which to fish.

Seen as a drawcard for tourists, this project will be an added bonus to the hundreds of travellers who stay in the RV-Friendly Site on the banks of the Creek and will be visible to visitors in Gundagai.

This new fishing platform replaces one that was removed due to safety concerns approximately 15 years ago. The replacement is fabricated in a steel frame to increase its lifespan.

Members of the Gundagai Anglers Club are delighted the project has begun. The Club has been active improving and rehabilitating Morleys Creek since its inception in 1961.