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Bass stocking surging forward
« on: December 30, 2011, 09:23:26 PM »
Bass stocking surging forward

A total of 47,000 Australian bass fingerlings were recently released by Fisheries Victoria into seven Gippsland waterways. This is the second year of a five-year program.

Broodstock used to supply the fingerlings were sourced from Gippsland rivers. Bass are an important species to anglers and are regarded as an excellent sport fish. This year’s stocking rate will be repeated over the next four years and will provide a depth of age classes for the fishery into the future.

The growth rates for bass in this part of Victoria are likely to see these fish reach the minimum legal size in about four years. The minimum legal size for Australian bass is 27 cm and the bag limit in Gippsland is two bass per person, per day.

These stockings will provide an ongoing fishing opportunity over many years. Bass are a long-living species and many of these fish will be around for over 15 years.

The areas and number of fingerlings stocked for this year are: Mitchell River 5,000; Avon River 3,000; Macalister River (downstream of wall) 2,000; Lake Glenmaggie 10,000; Cowwarr Weir 2,000; Lake Narracan 10,000 and Blue Rock Lake 15,000.


Source- Vic Fisheries Dept


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Re: Bass stocking surging forward
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2011, 04:01:19 AM »
Gee, while good news, its not many bass is it for 7 different waterways.

I suppose I'm used to impoundment size stocking, being as thats all we are allowed to stock!

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Re: Bass stocking surging forward
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2011, 09:54:30 AM »
SWFSA put more than that in Silvers just into Somerset ( 57 000 I think ) in early December. Bass releases for Somerset the weekend before was 209 000 !


 

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