Results and statistics from the 2009 Canberra Carp-Out

 

Major Prize Winner

The winner of the $5,000 major prize (donated by Tackle World Canberra) for 2009 was Nathan McCormack. Additional prizes were awarded for mystery weights in junior and adult categories, as well as an "early-bird" prize for entering prior to the event.


2009 $5,000 Major Mystery Prize winner, Nathan McCormack, acknowledges his
teammates as Patto (Tackle World) and Cam (Mix106.3) look on.

Event Proceeds

Once again in 2009, 50% of the proceeds of the Carp-Out were donated to the Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group, with the other 50% being utilised for stocking of native fish into ACT's urban ponds.


Mark Walsh (left) from EMCSG accepts a cheque for $3,000 from Shane Jasprizza
and Gary Cairns, being 50% of the proceeds from the 2009 Carp-Out.


2009 Entrant Details

A total of 1,799 entrants registered for the 2009 Canberra Carp-Out, compared to 1,411 in 2008. A breakdown of entrants by type is below:

  • 1,799 entrants, with 1,341 pre-registered and 458 entering on the day;
  • 1,195 adults (879 male, 316 female), being 66% of total entries;
  • 604 juniors (394 male, 210 female), being 34% of total entries.

2009 Capture Details

In 2009, a total of 1065.9kg of pest fish (European Carp and Redfin) were removed from Lake Burley Griffin (yes, we cracked the magic tonne!). Statistics on the captures are as follows:

  • 1,653 fish caught in total (543 Carp and 1,110 Redfin), compared to 793 fish in 2008 (336 Carp, 457 Redfin);
  • 923.6kg of carp caught, average weight of 1.7kg;
  • 142.3kg of Redfin caught, average weight = 0.13kg;
  • Heaviest Carp = 6.05kg, heaviest Redfin = 1.19kg;
  • Adults caught 1,041 fish (756.6kg) and juniors caught 612 fish (309.3kg).

Event Sponsors

The 2009 Canberra Carp Out would not have been possible without the support of the following sponsors. Please support those that support us:

- ACT Government 2009 Festival Fund -
- Tackle World Canberra -
- WIN Television -
- MIX106.3 -

- Capital Chemists -
- ANUgreen -
- SITA Environmental Solutions -
- Gladiator Tackle -
- Charlie Carp -
- Indoor Fishing Adventures -
- Longpark Meat Co. -
- Ankina Coffee -


Pictures from the day

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