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Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« on: March 29, 2012, 11:06:48 PM »
Now with the river level finally back to normal this morning, this afternoon I dropped my kayak in for a fish at the infamous Harpeng road in Wivenhoe Pocket. Both adjoining landholders were out and about on their quad bikes, with only the the upstream landholder coming over for a chat while I negotiated my way through the gate and the long grass. This gentleman was nothing but nice and a pleasure to talk to. The downtream landholder kept his distance but kept a watchful eye on me for the first half hour or so while I fished in his vicinity.

I launched quite late (nearly 5pm) and only had an hour or so worth of light to flick the lures. Ended up with 2 Bass, a Forky and some unstoppable that robbed me of my spinnerbait. Here's a few pics.

I didn't take a pic from the gate today, but here's what it looked like last week.

I just dragged the yak straight down through the grass and through the castor oil trees.

After the release from Wivy, the bank has a half inch layer of silt over it, just a tad slippery.

The fence on the downstream side, near the pump.

A view of the bank( heaps easier than Heart Attack Hill)








So, after a hiatus in availability, Harpeng Road is open for business. Don't forget to lodge your objection to the Temporary Road closure.

Cheers,
Dave.


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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 06:39:21 AM »
Thanks Dave,

I've heard that there is still an ungated fence that needs to be negotiated to access the water.  Council has promised me that the area is freely accessible through a gate now.

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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 03:51:51 PM »
Dale,

You can go straight down the bank through the trees to a shallow but at the moment a little muddy easy launch. The old shingle crossing is still fenced off in front of the pump. As it stands, you won't get a 4wd down to the river's edge without the removal of that bottom fence.

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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 04:19:23 PM »
totally unacceptable. The offender has put a gate on the 2nd fence that was erected "after" the council began action.

A gate that opens up to yet another fence is pointless as I see it. The persons involved appear to be laughing at the council, and now council have been made aware they've been played for fools, AND complaint has been made to DERM for illegal occupation of crown land.


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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2012, 08:07:05 PM »
So best to bring a pair of pliers to launch the Poly ? :Hunting)

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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 09:15:40 PM »
So best to bring a pair of pliers to launch the Poly ? :Hunting)

Kayak & Canoe is now easy with gate on first fence. To go further down the road reserve to the island, you need to take pliers or climb thru the fence. Either way, you're allowed to go thru all the way to the island & up the eastern side of it to the junction.

Do NOT interfere with any fences, pumps etc and be sure to stay on the road only. Be courteous to any local land owners you may meet but don't be bullied off of the road.

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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 07:25:14 PM »
took the kids down for a swim. Had one mob driving around in a car thru the paddock and on the road watching us. Then i see them with a camera spying on us. Another person there had video camera in their backpack with very good zoom; there was video taken of those who were taking pictures/video of the children.  Quite concerning with my 4 year old daughter in her bathers and getting changed by the car! The police take a dim view of that sort of thing...

On a brighter note, basser came for a quick flick n got a couple of bass, and i know a 57cm horse was caught there this arvo by another person....

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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 07:56:25 PM »
took the kids down for a swim. Had one mob driving around in a car thru the paddock and on the road watching us. Then i see them with a video camera spying on us. Hope the dirty old couple get  off on their kiddie video! The cops take a dim view of that sort of thing... On a brighter note, basser came for a quick flick n got a couple of bass, and i know a 57cm horse was caught there this arvo by anoter person....


That 57cm would be Alison's.


I got a nice one too, it went 58cm on the crinkle cut .






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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 07:58:57 PM »
Was a bit weird them hiding in the trees with the camera, but I'm sure you remember one of the last times we took the boat down there that same lady was the one getting around in her underwear.  I"m not sure what they get up to, but it should be kept inside.
I was just slow trolling a spinnerbait down the middle and picked up a couple and dropped a couple.

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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 08:09:37 PM »
Sweet Dave Sweet

Sickie Tuesday me thinks.

Might work all the way to the top green area as well and make a day out of it.

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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 10:12:42 AM »
Recon The Steve might have some company........

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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 01:13:37 PM »
Sunday arvo's best.

Alison with a 55cm.


Myself with a 54cm.


Seems like the larger fish are out in the middle, and we have been getting ours on spinnerbaits retrieved with a very slow roll along the bottom.

Good to see Steve(Elops) out there yesterday too.

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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 02:24:46 PM »
Nice arvo out only 1 big Powertail fishing the edge with a spinner bait, trolled an old timber OarGee Plow back bumping the bottom, got 4 Bass a Yella and a monster Tandanus.

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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2012, 07:28:05 PM »
Pulled a 51 out of there today.

How did you go steve/elops?

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Re: Harpeng Road,Wivenhoe Pocket-Brisbane River
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2012, 10:12:48 AM »
A couple from Harpeng road yesterday arvo.

WayneD with a nice Bass

I found a yella


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