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Wyaralong Mothballed
« on: June 30, 2011, 01:05:33 PM »
It seems like Wyaralong dam is now no more than a giant puddle.
Talk a week or so ago told listeners that the government didn't expect the dam to fill so quickly and hadn't expected it to for some number of years. The water pipeline has been mothballed for now.

I have not contacted the stocking group for this dam as yet like my intentions where so am not aware of what fingerling's or when they put them in, Slack i know.

Just a snippet of what came in the Beaudesert times (backup sh$t rag)

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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 02:03:49 PM »
There was an article about this in the Courier mail a month or so ago . Its only the $200 million pipeline which was to link the dam to the water grid ,  which has been put on the backburner for a few years . Which means  this dam's only purpose is to run water down the Logan River . Money well spent by Ana and her mates again . At least there is an actual dam there now , that Traverston debacle cost $600 million and we got nothing !!!

As to stocking , heard a few rumours as to a stocking group gaining momentum in what to put in there.

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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 02:20:39 PM »
Wich stocking groups have you heard of Dave ? I heard a whisper about one that i was going to look into but if its the same crew as a few years ago the dam is doomed.

It is still a good source of water for the logan river and should see an influlx of new fish in the system after a purge in a few years wich would be good. Someone said to me "Its going to be the biggest carp dam in queensland" ..... possibly if they dont get a hurry on or havent allready.

Bligh cracks me up........

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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 05:28:20 PM »
Wich stocking groups have you heard of Dave ? I heard a whisper about one that i was going to look into but if its the same crew as a few years ago the dam is doomed.

Steve

The guy's who stock the upper Logan River are or have applied for a management plan to stock Wyaralong and there talking about putting 1000's of Mary River Cod in there  :thumb

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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 05:51:35 PM »
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Wednesday 13th of July

Time not sure, could find out if you want to go.

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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 06:12:13 PM »
Yeah blokes who are going to stock it are looking at a cod fishery.
Will take a while to establish, both from a cost of fingerlings and availability of fingerlings view.

Be worth it in the end though I reckon.

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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2011, 06:46:44 PM »
How good would it be if this dam turned into a trophy Mary river cod fishery !! We will be spoiled for choice in SE QLD for sure , especially as there are some great Bass and Yella dams within a stone's throw of that place .

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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2011, 06:56:29 PM »
The same mob that have the MRC idea have tried stocking a fair few elsewhere .. word got out about it and yeah ... end of that topic.

MRC could be a half a hint at the solution to controlling carp a bit. Thanks StevenM are you going ?

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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011, 08:22:21 PM »
Overstocking MRCs ends up with high mortality & stunted fish. The balance would be a hard thing to get right; monitoring essential.

A good concept....not all lakes need to be all things to all people.



Pipeline debacles? Ask some question about the great shite pipe to Wivenhoe that's never been used, or the piddle feed pipeline from Wivenhoe to Cressbrook. Wouldn't it be ironic (after the plebiscite in Toowoomba) if the shite pipe to Wivenhoe was hooked into the pipe to Cressbrook..........


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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2011, 08:27:11 PM »
I wonder what their strange facination with building expencive but useless pipelines are
about...

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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2011, 06:21:02 AM »
The same mob that have the MRC idea have tried stocking a fair few elsewhere .. word got out about it and yeah ... end of that topic.

MRC could be a half a hint at the solution to controlling carp a bit. Thanks StevenM are you going ?

Steve

Nah mate I cant to Wednesdays of any kind. Have my takker with me. Normally the meeting would be the first Wednesday of the month but with the SOO on the 6th they put it back a week.

Jeff the drunkin sailor will be there

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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2011, 07:05:58 AM »
Overstocking MRCs ends up with high mortality & stunted fish. The balance would be a hard thing to get right; monitoring essential.

A good concept....not all lakes need to be all things to all people.



Pipeline debacles? Ask some question about the great shite pipe to Wivenhoe that's never been used, or the piddle feed pipeline from Wivenhoe to Cressbrook. Wouldn't it be ironic (after the plebiscite in Toowoomba) if the shite pipe to Wivenhoe was hooked into the pipe to Cressbrook..........



There's still a farmer at Lowood laughing about being paid $120,000 to rent his 10 acres for storage of pipes while they built the thing.  I think the minimum was $1200 to every property owner that the pipeling touched as well.  And then, apparently, two things happened.  One was that the pumping system wasn't strong enough to pump the recyled water up there.  Two, because of all the water restrictions and the rediculously huge price increases for water, people stopped wasting it, so not enough liquid was going through the sewer pipes with the err.... let's say solids, for the recyling system to work properly.  Don't you love seeing you taxes at work?

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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2011, 09:46:04 AM »
Go to the meeting Steve if you can, some nice blokes in the group. Some of them involved in freshwater stocking since its inception.
Also been working on removal of Luscomb weir for decades.
Despite the efforts of the local consanguineous cretins the MRC stocking has had some success.
Need some keen young blokes to get involved.

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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2011, 11:39:44 AM »
Ok guys you  convinced me to go to the meeting, suppose it would help having someone on here to let everyone know what goes on a bit. I did not know about their efforts to have the luscombe wier removed Steve but interesting.

Do you normally go to their meetings StevenM or just know about them?

Wyaralong is actually on its opening day today 1st of july so if anyone wants to go for a paddle without a rod to have a look around give me a hoy I can throw a rock and hit it from my front yard.

Cheers
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Re: Wyaralong Mothballed
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2011, 03:28:03 PM »
No

Just fish off private property on the Albert. One of the guys is involved in it. He advised last weekend the dates for the July meeting.

As I said, jeff the drunkin sailor mad bikie wanna be will be there.

 

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