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News Views & Press Releases / Re: Cressbrook Dam research project
« Last post by Member on October 16, 2018, 06:22:29 PM »
I think this is the 1st time I've heard of the Qld DAF actually doing useful research that may benefit anglers. All the SIP money seems to disappear into the collective budget. The price increase in SIP over the last few years is ridiculous!
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News Views & Press Releases / Cressbrook Dam research project
« Last post by Member on October 16, 2018, 03:35:36 PM »
Queensland Government
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Media Release

16 October 2018

Tagged fish vital for Cressbrook Dam research project

Anglers fishing in Toowoomba’s Cressbrook Dam are being urged not to take 60 fish tagged as part of a research project to improve fishing in dams.

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Principal Fisheries Biologist Dr Michael Hutchison said 30 Australian Bass and 30 Golden perch have each been tagged to evaluate the use of fish attractors in dams.

“Each fish has been fitted with an internal acoustic device which transmits valuable data and an eight centimetre long bright yellow external tag, located near the dorsal fin, that clearly identifies the fish as being part of the research project,” Dr Hutchison said.

“Anglers who catch a tagged fish are asked to return it to the water quickly and gently.”

“Several large signs with details of the tagged fish are being placed around Cressbrook Dam to remind anglers about the importance of returning these fish to the water if they are caught.”

Dr Hutchison said the research project was a joint project between the DAF, Toowoomba Regional Council, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and the Toowoomba and District Fish Stocking Association.

“The project will continue until late 2020 so having the tagged fish in the water for as long as possible means more valuable data can be collected,” Dr Hutchison said.

“Data from the fish is being used in a tracking study to determine which fish attractor structures are most effective.

“Given the importance of the study in helping to improve fishing in dams, releasing a tagged fish is a ‘one that got away’ story anglers shouldn’t mind telling.”

Dr Hutchison said 733 fish attractors will be installed in Cressbrook Dam as part of an Australian first program, the Impoundment Habitat Enhancement Research Program.

“Structures commonly known as porcupine cribs, synthetic trees, spiders and cubes will be installed and will be compared over the next two years,” Dr Hutchison said.

“The fish attractors were purpose designed by DAF researchers to attract fish by mimicking natural habitat, such as fallen trees or rock piles, to provide shelter and access to food for fish.

“Fish attractors lure fish into a particular area and encourage them to hang around making it easier for anglers to work out where fish are likely to be and hopefully catch more fish.”


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Buy Swap and Sell / Re: Eddy Lures Auction - Lot 2
« Last post by Member on October 12, 2018, 07:30:21 PM »
Finishes soon
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Fishing Videos / LEAPING TROUT.
« Last post by Member on October 10, 2018, 08:01:08 PM »
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Buy Swap and Sell / Eddy Lures Auction - Lot 2
« Last post by Member on October 09, 2018, 05:52:53 PM »
Eddy Lures Auction - Lot 2

Original Eddy Lures

12 Lures all up in storage box

CLICK HERE TO BID

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Weather and Water Updates / Copeton Dam notice
« Last post by Member on October 02, 2018, 08:49:08 AM »
This is a copeton dam flow increase notification.

Releases are planned to increase from nine hundred Mega litres per day to twelve hundred Mega litres per day after 9:00 on tuesday 02 october 2018.
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Fishing Videos / Nearly Drowned ?
« Last post by Member on September 17, 2018, 07:53:18 PM »
Just a quick clip lads.
Thanks for the support.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1B_INlvp7g&t=23s
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Fishing Reports / Re: Bass fishing
« Last post by Member on September 16, 2018, 07:31:18 PM »
Gday
In afternoon made it down to the river . I first tryed savage gear 38mm nothing taking.
Then i tied on a 55mm bass lure from javis walker , got snapped up on first cast a small bass nearly bricked me as he shot to left bank and tryed to snag line . Got another bass just upstream a bit bigger no surface bite today , but still very good sesh.
Cheers joseph
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Fishing Reports / Re: New england cod
« Last post by Member on September 08, 2018, 10:32:47 AM »
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Fishing Reports / New england cod
« Last post by Member on September 08, 2018, 09:33:05 AM »
 [ You are not allowed to view attachments ] After being too scared to look at my fave river  due to low water levels  my son an i  hit the rive 3 weeks ago  before season close..we caught 12 fish in all  average size 52  55  cm   surprisingly good condition with low water levels  al fish released  all caught on either spinnerbait  or rat lures
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