Through the dedication of a past club stalwart, Percy Short, Bass Sydney was able to obtain $186,000 in grant funds to kick start the construction of a vertical slot fishway at Liverpool Weir on the Georges River. This fishway was ultimately completed in late 1997.

Liverpool Weir 1 Liverpool Weir

"In-house" Bass Catch's prior to and subsequent to construction confirmed the success of this project with returning fish no longer at risk of over-fishing when banked up below the weir and with higher numbers of juveniles now encountered upstream.

Liverpool Weir Liverpool Weir

Bass Sydney's efforts on the George's also included hands on work with NSW Fisheries to re-construct a small rock ramp fishway at Ingleburn.

Bass Sydney also continues to conduct Streamwatch testing on the Georges River at regular intervals.

Liverpool Weir