Results and statistics from the 2008 Canberra Carp-Out


Major Prize Winner

The winner of the $5,000 major prize (donated by Tackle World Canberra) at the 2008 Canberra Carp-Out was Jade Anderson. Additional Mystery Weight Prizes were awarded for Junior Boy, Junior Girl and Adult categories. Heaviest Redfin and Heaviest Carp prizes were also awarded in these 3 categories.

A very happy Jade Anderson (centre) accepting the $5,000 cheque from
Gary Cairns (Tackle World) and Shane Jasprizza (Canberra Fisherman's Club)

Event Proceeds

50% of the proceeds of the 2008 Carp-Out were donated to the Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group, who provide financial and other support for families of cancer sufferers in the ACT region. The other half of proceeds were added to our Club's fish stocking fund, which is used to stock native fish (Murray Cod and Golden Perch) into the local lakes.

2008 Entrant Details

A total of 1,411 entrants registered for the 2008 Canberra Carp-Out. A breakdown of entrants by type is below:

  • 1,411 entrants, with 1,055 pre-registered and 356 entering on the day;
  • 922 adults (688 male, 234 female);
  • 489 juniors (329 male, 160 female).

2008 Capture Details

In 2008, a total of 702kg of pest fish (European Carp and Redfin) were removed from Lake Burley Griffin. Statistics on the captures are as follows:

  • 793 fish caught in total (336 Carp, 457 Redfin);
  • 609kg of carp caught, average weight of 1.8kg;
  • 93kg of Redfin caught, average weight = 200g;
  • Heaviest Carp = 6.23kg, heaviest Redfin = 1.28kg;
  • Adults caught 547 fish, juniors caught 246 fish.

Event Sponsors

The 2008 Canberra Carp Out would not have been possible without the support of the following sponsors:

- Recreational Fishing Community Grants Programme -
- Tackle World Canberra -
- WIN Television -
- Capital Chemists -
- Longpark Meat Co. -

Thanks also to Rob Paxevanos for attending on the day and running a fishing clinic for the kids.

Pictures from the day