Anger excited over lake rejuvenation proposal

AN INVESTIGATION into replenishing dried lakes with water to rejuvenate fishing and boating in the crater lakes precinct has sparked lots of debate on The Border Watch social media channels since it was first revealed yesterday.

That included Spot On Fishing’s Jamie Coates who said he had “been banging on the drum for years” and expressed his excitement to see it back on the table.

Expanding on his views when approached by The Border Watch, Mr Coates said the area was under-utilised.

“My folks tell stories of growing up here in the 60s and 70s and you could go fishing up there – I’d love to see it back,” he said.

“It would entice children into recreational fishing and would just be a great spot for it.”

He believed both locals and tourists would capitalise on the opportunity to fish in such a magnificent location.

“It’s easy fishing, all from the bank, put a worm on a hook and throw it out,” he said.

“Those sorts of fishing opportunities are particularly good through winter, so it would not effect the skiing and either way you can co-exist, there’s plenty of room there.”