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Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« on: December 09, 2010, 08:14:03 AM »
A large release of Bass fingerlings will be held at The Spit, on Somerset Dam on Saturday December 11th at 9.00am, followed by a release into Lake Wivenhoe at Logan Inlet.  Interested people are free to attend and assist these releases.  There are at least 195,000 Bass for Lake Somerset and 123,000 for Lake Wivenhoe.


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Re: Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 04:12:35 PM »
Tis the season to be stocking!

I reckon this years efforts will grow like stink, with all the food in the dams, They will be the next wave of monsters in 20 years.!

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Re: Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 08:15:01 PM »
Are we spreading them around the dams Dale, & do you need more boats?
I'll be up at the spit about 0830.

Cheers Andrew

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Re: Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 09:46:00 PM »
Are we spreading them around the dams Dale, & do you need more boats?
I'll be up at the spit about 0830.

Cheers Andrew

will be handy Andrew.  :thumbsup

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Re: Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 12:24:03 PM »
What did you fellas get up to up there at Somerset?  I was unable to attend due to work committments but was able to con the Mrs into going in my place.

Well, she had a great time !! Absolutely loved the transporting of the fingerlings at warp speed to all parts of the dam , I had to endure nearly an hour of her debrief when I got home .

Thankyou all for making her feel welcome .

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Re: Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 12:52:10 PM »
What did you fellas get up to up there at Somerset?  I was unable to attend due to work committments but was able to con the Mrs into going in my place.

Well, she had a great time !! Absolutely loved the transporting of the fingerlings at warp speed to all parts of the dam , I had to endure nearly an hour of her debrief when I got home .

Thankyou all for making her feel welcome .

Cheers,
Dave.

 ;D

There was a stack of us up there letting all those fish go free. Your lovely other half worked tirelessly releasing fish in a couple of boats.

The 2nd boat, a Skeeter was the warp speed one. Pity you had to work mate, we had a fun morning.

186 000 bass were released BTW. Was supposed to be 120k for Wivenhoe as well but they didn't come this trip due to some losses at the hatchery preceeding the release. No matter, they've got more in the pipeline.

Dont forget the Xmas party Dave.  ;)

Cheers,

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Re: Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2010, 02:10:59 PM »
According to my brother who's stuck in hospital staring at the TV screen, Brad's Skeeter and my ugly mug made it on the Channel 7 news. 

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Re: Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2010, 03:54:21 PM »
According to my brother who's stuck in hospital staring at the TV screen, Brad's Skeeter and my ugly mug made it on the Channel 7 news.

There was one of you fella's on nine too blowing into a Breathalyzer for the boys in blue...was it Bruce???

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Re: Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2010, 07:36:27 PM »
There was one of you fella's on nine too blowing into a Breathalyzer for the boys in blue...was it Bruce???

Cheers

Yep, it was Bruce. Funny that 5 minutes before he had a brown bottle in hand.... Lucky it was ginger beer.  :thumbsup

I got some footage of the Channel 7 chopper harrassing boaters at a range of 40 or 50 feet above them, chasing them up the lake.

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Re: Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2010, 07:51:43 PM »
Noone has the news article on hand do they ? should post that chopper footahe up Fitz

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Re: Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2010, 09:13:23 PM »
Well done all  :thumbsup wish we we could run our fingerlings around the dam in a Skeeter.

cheers,
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Re: Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2010, 05:17:22 AM »
Well done all  :thumbsup wish we we could run our fingerlings around the dam in a Skeeter.

cheers,
Steve.

No you dont Steve, we dont stock lazy fish, we expect them to swim themselves around the dam!  ;D


Well done fella's, even better you got some publicity, thats worth a lot to all of us who stock. Hopefully when a small local stocking group is doing the rounds of the pub with a chook raffle, peoples will remember the news story from this and what good stocking groups are doing and put their hands in the pockets. Might even encourage a pollie or two to be helpful!

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Re: Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2010, 02:15:27 PM »
One thing that probably encouraged me the most was that Brad Clark from Barrabass Rods came down from Towoomba to get involved.  :thumbsup

I would say that the appearance of a "Tournament Angler" actually showing up to assist with the fish release, or even getting remotely involved in the fish management program is a virtual non event. So, well done and thankyou to Brad. Would be good to see more TAs get involved.   :youbeauty

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Re: Lakes Somerset and Wivenhoe Bass Release 11/12
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2012, 07:51:49 AM »
very good , thats the two lakes that i nominated funds when i purcused fishing permit .  :thanks

 

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