Oakben Agricultural Company located on the Macquarie River at Dubbo NSW typically irrigates cotton, corn and mung beans using lateral move and centre pivot overhead sprinklers. 

In 2020 they installed a brushed 2mm wedgewire screen on their main pump. Farm manager Gus Thomson said their main reason for installing a fish friendly screen was “To give it a goWe all love to fish and want to do the right thing by the river” 



March 2020 

Screen Manufacturer:

AWMA Water Control Solutions 

Project Partners:

Central West Local Land Services and NSW Department of Primary Industries. 

Project Funding:

Catchment Action NSW