Oakey Freshwater Fish Stocking Association
Noal is a quiet achiever so it is fortunate that actions speak louder than words. Over many years, Noal has dedicated significant time and effort to improving conditions for native fish throughout the Condamine catchment. He has worked tirelessly with government and the wider community and has developed strong working relationships with landowners whose properties incorporate sections of the catchment’s waterways. Noal has spearheaded the very successful rehabilitation program within the Oakey Freshwater Fish Stocking Association area. During this time he has initiated a 10 year creel survey between Kingsthorpe and Cecil Plains, been heavily involved in the Dewfish Demonstration Reach at Bowenville Reserve, played a role in the liberation of 550,000 fish into the association’s stocking area, and conducted a Murray cod grow-out trial. Noal is relentless in his work to protect native fish and look after waterways. As if his achievements to date were not enough, this year Noal has initiated a carp eradication program and is currently involved with the initial planning of collecting Murray cod broodstock from external waters for possible future stockings to local waters.