Members can see more Boards, Topics, Picture Galleries, Videos, Games and more. Register NOW...
Recent Pictures (List All)

Rating: (None)
Views: 10
Comments (0)

Rating: (None)
Views: 13
Comments (0)

Rating: (None)
Views: 20
Comments (4)

Rating: (None)
Views: 14
Comments (0)
*

Author Topic: Landbased when Storages closed to water based activities?  (Read 3851 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Member

  • Fish Restocker
  • Legend Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 604
  • -Receive: 413
  • Posts: 927
  • Liked: 28
  • Karma: 416
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: north pine dam
Landbased when Storages closed to water based activities?
« on: March 06, 2013, 09:04:25 AM »
Copy of correspondence to and from SEQ water re this subject
 Cheers
Ray

        Recreation 

To

        'rayke1938@yahoo.com.au'

Good morning Ray

There are a number of diverse reasons why the lake may be closed . Fishing from the bank does still pose a risk to public heath and safety if adverse water quality has been identified. The intent of a closure for reasons of adverse water quality is to avoid any contact whatsoever with the raw water.

Regards

xx

 

xxxxxxxx
Recreation Support Officer

e-mail: xxxxxx@seqwater.com.au | web: www.seqwater.com.au
post: PO Box 16146, City East QLD 4002
ABN: 75 450 239 876


Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail. It can take up to 13 litres of water to make one sheet of A4 paper.

 

From: ray Kennedy [mailto:rayke1938@yahoo.com.au]
Sent: Monday, 4 March 2013 5:58 PM
To: Recreation; Corporate Communications
Subject: RECREATION: water based activities

 

Name: ray Kennedy

Email: rayke1938@yahoo.com.au

Phone: 0732068583

Classification: Recreation

Message
When storages are closed to water based activities does that mean that we are also not allowed to fish from the bank ? This subject was raised on radio station 4bc on friday night. Cheers Ray Kennedy

Don't forget to scan any attachments for viruses


fishing ethics are the things that we do when we are unobserved by others!!

Offline Member

  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • Administrator
  • Legend Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2751
  • -Receive: 1294
  • Posts: 3637
  • Liked: 88
  • Karma: 1340
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Connors River
Re: Landbased when Storages closed to water based activities?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 09:48:48 AM »
You probably need to ask more pertinant questions Ray. That still does not say you cannot go fishing if the recreational access point is "open".

The lake may be closed to on water activities, but a rec area is open; I'm advised that fishing is ok from that rec area if that is the case. Or a lake may be closed AND a rec area is closed, in this case fishing is not permitted.

In a nutshell, if they open the gate, you can fish from the shore at that area.

Then again, go ask another person & you might get another answer.


Offline Member

  • Fish Restocker
  • Legend Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 604
  • -Receive: 413
  • Posts: 927
  • Liked: 28
  • Karma: 416
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: north pine dam
Re: Landbased when Storages closed to water based activities?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 11:13:39 AM »

 From SEQ website
Recreation facilities closures and safety UPDATE (Tuesday, 5 March)
Water-based recreation activities
The following Seqwater lakes remain closed to ALL water based activities:

    Lake Baroon
    Lake Borumba
    Lake Kurwongbah (Sideling Creek Dam)
    Lake Samsonvale (North Pine Dam)
    Lake Somerset

 
The temporary closure of these lakes is a precautionary measure based on inflows into the lakes and potential adverse water quality in the lakes as a result of the current rainfall event.
 
Water quality samples will be taken as soon as practical, and the lakes will be re-opened as soon as conditions indicate that it is appropriate to do so.
 Bit more the last lins spells it out.
 Land-based recreation activities
Seqwater recreation areas and camping grounds are currenlty open to visitors, with the exception of the following recreation areas which have been closed:

    CLOSED Lake Baroon Martin Williams Nature Walk at the Southern Recreation area and the Lake Baroon section of the Great Walk are both closed due to track damage associated with the recent weather event. Other recreation areas at Lake Baroon are open for land-based recreation activities.
    CLOSED Lake Moogerah - Lower Recreation Area (Reynolds Creek) is closed due to fallen rocks and debris on access road.
    CLOSED Hinze Dam, Eastern Boat Ramp due to damage to access road.
    CLOSED Little Nerang Dam access road is closed due to storm damage. Will remain closed until further notice.
    CLOSED Lake Manchester walking trails and recreation areas due to flooding as a result of the dam spilling
    CLOSED All recreation trails at Wyaralong Dam, due to wet conditions. Mt Joyce Base Camp is also closed due to the trail closures.
        Both the Eastern and Western Trail Head recreation areas are open, as well as the lake itself.
        The Gravity Enduro Mountain Bike event on 10 March has been postpone due to trail closures.

 
Note - The Spit day use area at Lake Somerset, is open for land based activities only (BBQ and Picnic).
 

 My interpretation to the answer is if the lake is listed as being closed to all water based activities you are not allowed to fish there. A lot of the lakes are closed to water based activities and yet still have the recreation areas open.
I had rung SEQ water and discussed this at length and subsequently asked to have the  answer in writing.
 Cheers
Ray

Offline Member

  • Fish Restocker
  • Legend Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 180
  • -Receive: 470
  • Posts: 939
  • Liked: 8
  • Karma: 475
  • Gender: Male
  • All Waters Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: The Brisbane River
Re: Landbased when Storages closed to water based activities?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 11:32:02 AM »
Not long ago went to Kurwongbah as it was filling to fish the newly drowned edge  :thumbsup had to go for a bit of a swim to free a Toga from the lilly's/weed. Got home and checked emails to find that it was closed due to enterococci exeedance  :o no signs anywhere to indicate this at access point.

Offline Member

  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • Administrator
  • Legend Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2751
  • -Receive: 1294
  • Posts: 3637
  • Liked: 88
  • Karma: 1340
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Connors River
Re: Landbased when Storages closed to water based activities?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 12:52:50 PM »
My interpretation to the answer is if the lake is listed as being closed to all water based activities you are not allowed to fish there. A lot of the lakes are closed to water based activities and yet still have the recreation areas open.
I had rung SEQ water and discussed this at length and subsequently asked to have the  answer in writing.
 Cheers
Ray

Why would a recreation area be open if there is a potential risk?

I tend to disagree with your interpretation Ray.

Anyhow, do (or rather don't do) what you feel you should. I'm content with the direction given to me and should I really feel the need to go fishing from the shore at The Spit when Lake Somerset is shut to on water activities but the recreation area is open, I just might. Not that I think I would ever be that hard for a fish that I ever could be bothered when a lake is in flood, dirty water and all...

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
1 Replies
2917 Views
Last post July 18, 2013, 07:54:36 PM
by Member
1 Replies
2653 Views
Last post August 10, 2013, 06:32:50 AM
by Member
0 Replies
2006 Views
Last post September 30, 2013, 08:57:53 PM
by Member
0 Replies
1656 Views
Last post December 24, 2013, 02:36:11 PM
by Member
1 Replies
2696 Views
Last post March 17, 2014, 08:11:05 PM
by Member

Upcoming Events, Fishing Competitions, Shows, Expos etc.....


Upcoming Events