How smoked eel is at the heart of Australia’s next World Heritage bid

Indigenous ranger Aaron Morgan is among the new generation of Gunditjmara people caring for Budj Bim landscape and its network of ancient weirs and eel traps.

When Denis Rose was a young fella he caught eels in the freshwater that ran down the lava flow country from Mt Eccles to Bass Strait with his uncles and his dad.

These days he gets the young ones to go eeling for him.

“As I’m getting old my taste is changing a little bit … I particularly like smoked eel now,” he said.

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