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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2011, 08:20:18 AM »
Dams overflowing are nothing new.  They have been overflowing for years, they just took a little break.  It didn't damage the "trophy" fishery of Lake Wivenhoe in the past when the River was given a liberal stocking of good fish.

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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2011, 08:32:14 PM »
I have fished in a few rivers lately that have been scoured out by the floods and seen a decline in fish where I expected fish.  Some donuts too. 

Somerset has gone quiet except for catties amd talapia.

The Kayak comp in Wivenhoe may tell a story if it is held in the dam.

Intresting times.

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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2011, 10:15:51 PM »
The Kayak comp in Wivenhoe may tell a story if it is held in the dam.

Intresting times.

Gordon

The Wivenhoe Kayak Comp WILL be held on the lake at the same place as usual, however if anyone wishes to fish the river they can. Best of both worlds...  :thumbsup

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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2011, 07:09:28 PM »
Two is good I reckon, honestly, how many fish do you need for a feed ?

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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2011, 07:30:40 AM »
Two is good I reckon, honestly, how many fish do you need for a feed ?

That depends on how many you have in your family, however I feel that the real issue that DEEDI are trying to push is the sustainability of some of our Bass fisheries.

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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2011, 08:31:06 AM »
Its a very rare day when i actually keep a bass for a feed but i think the bag limit of 2 fish per person is fine for exactly that the sustainabililty of the fisheries.

Sure restocking takes place but fingerling of 50 or so mm not 300mm the legal size limit, i fear one day take will overlap the growth of the younger generation and quality of fish will be effected. Bass are a pretty slow growing fish in the bigger picture.

Just my views......

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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2011, 08:07:51 PM »
Can't see any reason to change the bag limit. People who constantly catch their bag limit then freeze 'em annoy me. If you want to eat a fish do so staight out of the water. As far as feeding the family is concerned, that's false economy. Weigh up the cost of boat, fuel, car and fuel to get there plus fishing tackle it's cheaper to go to the shop. Don't forget about how many are allowed "in posession" and that includes the freezer. It takes the restockers a lot of time effort and money to put the fish in there, are we going to bitch if the price of a SIP goes up to handle the higher bag limit?
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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2011, 08:45:12 PM »
Unless dam's reach their maximum stocking densities , the bass bag limit does not need changing. Have any dams on the SIP reached their allowed( limit set by DEEDI ) stocking density yet/ever?

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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2011, 07:05:00 AM »
Unless dam's reach their maximum stocking densities , the bass bag limit does not need changing. Have any dams on the SIP reached their allowed( limit set by DEEDI ) stocking density yet/ever?

Cheers,
Dave.

Yes Dave, some fisheries have, and information given on the day of the workshop maybe better disclosed in regards to their stocking rates of Bass.

This is where the sustainability comes into it. What happens to a fishery if we saturate it with over stocked Bass? There's other stocked fish, bait fish, microscopic organisms and crustation life forms that make up the whole ecology of a fishery that we as anglers and stocking groups need to have some concideration for other than just Bass and I think this is why fisheries are wanting to push the limit higher. 


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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2011, 11:14:22 AM »
Fully stocked? A few are.
Some dams are recognised for numbers caught, some for trophy fisheries.
This is a not necessarily a deliberate ploy, (particularly those that are considered trophy dams) often its just how many fingerlings can be purchased.

There is only limited science behind the allowed stocking rates, its currently used as one size fits all IE you can stock the same rate if the dam is at 10% and been barren for years, or if its been through a major flood (and possibly lost a significant number of fish), or full with lots of food. Advice at Fernvale was treat allowed stocking number as maximum for best case scenario, certainly would not hurt to reduce in lean years. Most stocking groups cant come close to raising the funds to stock the allowed amount though. (Certainly not year after year).

Hopefully in the future we might get some further advice on stocking in lean years, but if we do reduce numbers stocked, it also affects viability of hatcheries.

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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2011, 07:00:17 PM »
IMHO leave it at two, this helps for when the ratbags don't follow the rules & regs and fill the potato bags when they can  >:(

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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2011, 11:42:22 PM »
If they raise the limit in the dams, then they will have to raise the limit in the rivers..won't they, or do they propose a tag system like the barra, and who will fund the rangers for that??? will it come out of the SIPS fees and therefore cut into the pot for stocking, and that means less fish going in to the fish going out........aaarrggghhhhh I'm confudled now

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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2011, 04:07:44 AM »
Theoretically they had a tag system at Awoonga for Barra in closed season, but I've never seen it used.

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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2011, 07:04:44 AM »
You bring up a valid point to some degree Brad. If the limit still stays at 2 for our Wild Bass and an angler was caught with more than two in his possession downstream of a landlocked fishery, who's to say he didn't caught them further upstream in that impoundment?

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Re: Bass Take Limits???
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2011, 07:13:44 AM »
Dave - Same deal as for closed season really isn't.?
How do you prove they came from the dam and not downstream. 

 

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