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HELP PLEASE - Is the Burrum River a green zone????
« on: May 01, 2011, 06:49:29 PM »
Can anyone help?

Iíve been doing some reading on the Burrum River and know a couple of Guides plus others have been fishing and guiding on the Burrum, but according to DERM this is marked as a GREEN zone.  Is that correct? 

Some people say it is others say it isnít? ???

According to the link (below map is an extract) the green zone starts at point 54 & 55 tidal zone upstream, which is just west of the Bruce Highway bridge. Since when has Marine National Parks applied to non-tidal waters?

http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/media/parks_and_forests/marine_parks/great_sandy/great_sandy_zoning.pdf

If you can fish the Burrum do you need a SIP?

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Re: HELP PLEASE - Is the Burrum River a green zone????
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 07:31:46 PM »
I need to stop reading itís hurting my head.

Even the DERM website is bloody confusing?

 According to map above and text below the Burrum is a Green Zone

http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/great-sandy-marine/marine-park-zones.html



But wait thereís more, it not a green zone above the weir

http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/great-sandy-marine/pdf/boatiesquickguide.pdf



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Re: HELP PLEASE - Is the Burrum River a green zone????
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 08:02:16 PM »
I believe upstream of the Bruce highway or the lower weir is green zone, down stream is yellow zone.

I recon it's rediculous to have a regulated river on a green zone. What is the reason for green zones? If its to protect pristine waters, then surely the removal of Lenthalls Dam wall & the weirs down from there would achieve more for the river habitat & species than a green zone would. Oh wait, that's right, they only apply it where it suits & to are subject to political convenience.....

No you don't need a SIP to fish any river.

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Re: HELP PLEASE - Is the Burrum River a green zone????
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 08:30:44 PM »
Thanks Fitzy,

I was aware that you donít require a SIP to fish a river, wasnít sure about upstream of the weirs.

I will ring DERM again on Tuesday to confirm the green zone, they have two maps with conflicting information, But itís not uncommon for the government website to have conflicting information, itís like using 2L milk bottles for floats which are less than 150mm in one dimension.

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Re: HELP PLEASE - Is the Burrum River a green zone????
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 09:18:51 PM »
Amazing, first its the owners surname, then in the next breath its the owners first name and surname!!

Best I go put my first name on my red claw trap floats as well as my last, dont want to be pinged by some enthusiastic rare as hens teeth sweet water fisheries officer for a typo on my be-half.
Thanks for the heads up Earl.

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Re: HELP PLEASE - Is the Burrum River a green zone????
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011, 11:09:04 PM »
Amazing, first its the owners surname, then in the next breath its the owners first name and surname!!

Best I go put my first name on my red claw trap floats as well as my last, dont want to be pinged by some enthusiastic rare as hens teeth sweet water fisheries officer for a typo on my be-half.
Thanks for the heads up Earl.

A good point & sage advice Brian.  :thumbsup

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Re: HELP PLEASE - Is the Burrum River a green zone????
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2011, 04:55:13 AM »
Yeah upstream of the highway bridge is a green zone. Not sure how far it extends, I know you can fish at least one of the weirs (getting to them is the hard part).

 

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