The annual blitz on carp will be held again this weekend at Sofala November 18-19, with entries open from 7.30am Saturday morning to the left of the Sofala Bridge.

Visit the oldest surviving gold town in Australia and do the environment some good at the same time!

This annual family friendly event is a great family day out, with lots of fantastic prizes and the opportunity to help rid our local waterways of unwanted carp.

The Department of Primary Industry (DPI) support groups like the Sofala Central Acclimatisation Society (CAS) in removing pest species from our waterways, and restocking with native species and habitat.

They run a number of programs including Freshwater fish stocking, dollar for dollar native fish programs and habitat funding to help restore native vegetation and breeding habitat in populated areas.

Members of the Sofala CAS have been critical in securing funding and restoring habitat in many of our local waterways along the Macquarie and Turon rivers, and always deliver a great weekend.

You can enter for a gold coin donation (with all proceeds going back to restocking the river with native species) and enjoy an excellent day out with the family with onsite catering, raffles and lots more.

For more information, go to Sofala Branch CAS Fishing on Facebook or contact the Sofala CAS on 0414 758 558.